Owning a dog is a lot of fun. Sometimes leaving a load on the carpet is a part of the fun too. If this should happen you need to know how to get the dried dog poop out of your carpet. Don’t worry, this will be easy. Let’s find out.
How to Get Dried Dog Poop Out of Carpet
Simply wiping up the dried do poop with a cloth and water will not get dog poop out of carpet. If you are not careful when treating dried dog poop you could ruin the entire carpet or the rug. The reason for is after getting rid of the bulk of poop there is dust and then the stain.
Before we move on to how to clean dried dog poop from carpet, It is best to know the type of tools you’ll be needing for this task. As mentioned before this could be a bit tricky.
What You’ll Need:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Trash bag
- Carpet brush
- Microfiber cloth or paper towel
- Baking soda
- Disposable gloves
- Trash bag
- The first tool you’ll need to start cleaning dried dog poop on carpet is a broom. Make sure to use a broom and a dustpan. I would suggest using a broom specifically for this purpose as this is poop you are dealing with and you don’t want to transfer any germs to your entire floor.
2. Use a broom and a dustpan to clean dried dog poop out of carpet will not be enough to get the dried particles out completely. After getting rid of the dried dog poop you’ll need a vacuum. This will remove those little hidden particles of dust you can’t sweep.
3. Next, is actually working on the stain. For this, you need a stiff bristle brush like a carpet cleaning brush. After brushing the stain you’ll need a soft absorbent cloth or a few sheets of paper towel to absorb the moisture.
4. Now, you’ve managed to get the dried dog poop out of the carpet it’s time to clean the dried dog poop stain. Of course, there, are many dog poop cleaners you could buy but there is also a natural DIY cleaner you could use.
Have These on Hand When Cleaning Dried Dog Poop
- Plastic bag
- A pair of disposable gloves
- Face Masks
- Pour 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle
- Mist the dog poop stain
- Next, sprinkle baking soda over the spot. Don’t worry about the vinegar the baking soda with keep down the odor.
- Let it sit for 1 hour
- Gently rub with a carpet brush or old toothbrush
- Last, damp clean microfiber cloth and pat the spot. Keep doing this until there is no vinegar smell and baking soda left.
This should remove the dog poop stain. However, if it’s not completely gone go ahead and repeat the process a second time. Don’t forget to dispose of the gloves, cloth, and mask after cleaning the stain.
Warning. Before you treat the dried dog poop stain on your carpet make sure to test the solution on a small area of the carpet. If the color fades then it may not be a good idea to treat the carpet with this solution.
Remember to Do this Afterwards
If you use a vacuum remember to clean the dried dog poop make sure to empty it in a trash bag and wash the vacuum. Also, the broom that you use to sweep the dried dog poop should never be used to sweep the inside of your house.
If you have pets it is best to have a broom and a vacuum that is used specifically to clean up their mess. As much as we love our pets we don’t want to transfer any bacteria into the entire home.
- Use a broom to sweep the bulk of the dried poop
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dried particles
- Add the vinegar and baking soda to the stain
- Let it sit for 1 hour
- Dab with a damp microfiber cloth or paper towel