In a previous entry, we stated you want to avoid baking soda when using DIY carpet cleaning products to absorb liquids and odors from your carpets. In this video by eHow, he shows you how to use cornstarch to absorb carpet stains from cat urine. Cornstarch carpet cleaner is a great carpet cleaning tool because it absorbs odors and stains. It’s especially useful in removing oily stains because it will suck grease stains right from your carpet.
Cornstarch can be used on fresh stains as well. First, you’ll want to combine cornstarch and some white vinegar to make a paste. Then, you’ll apply it on the affected area. The mixture should be left to set until it hardens. Once it hardens, use a dull knife to scrape the dried paste off the carpet. Using cornstarch to absorb carpet stains will help you extend the life of your carpet.
If you’re unsure if you are doing this correctly or if the stain and odor resurface, call your Warren carpet cleaners at (814) 726-2730. We will come to your home to professionally access and clean the cat urine from your carpet and hardwood surfaces. Gatesway Cleaning and Restoration are certified rug cleaners with over 36 years of experience.