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How to Get Rid of Parvo Virus in Long Beach, CA Carpets; Cleaning, Disinfecting & Stain Removal

Having your faithful canine companion becoming infected with parvo can be a hard and stressful time. You will worry for their life and health for many days as they battle the parvo virus. Once your dog has been diagnosed with parvo, they will need constant care by the veterinarian for the next couple of days. While you wait for them to recover, you’ll want to disinfect your home and yard so that they do not contract the virus all over again. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning will help you with this process and especially with your carpets.

Parvo Virus in Puppies & Dogs; Where Does it Come From?

Parvo is a rather deadly virus that can only be caught by canines. The virus will become the most effective during the cold seasons. Parvo will live in hard cold surfaces the longest but can be found anywhere. It is spread through other infected dogs that carry this virus, mostly through their feces and some believe even their saliva. If a healthy dog steps on or comes in contact with the virus in any way, your dog will contract the virus. The symptoms of parvo are a lack of energy, and disinterest in eating or drinking. This is followed by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which will sometimes contain blood. Once your dog becomes infected with the parvo virus you can consider your home, both in and outside, a hot spot for the parvo virus. This is why you will need to completely disinfect your home.

Parvo Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocol

Disinfecting your home is no easy task. Outdoors and hard surfaces like floors can be cleaned with simple bleach. You can dilute the water in a 10 to 1 ratio and use a spray bottle or mop for those harder surfaces. You can use a plastic tank sprayer for outdoors. Be thorough, the diluted bleach won’t harm your grasses and plants. The virus is the strongest in outside environments. However bleaching your carpets isn’t always an option unless you want bleach stains on your carpet. Removing the parvo virus form carpet can be the most difficult. The virus can soak deep into the carpet fibers especially if there was a diarrhea accident. You will find that cleaning your carpet will be the most difficult task when disinfecting your home.

How to Get Rid of Parvo in Carpet

We recommend you use a carpet steamer for this task. Begin by using hot water in the steamer and go over the entire carpeted area. This will clean up the surface layer of your carpet. If present, you will next want to clean up any diarrhea or vomit stains. You can use a commercial grade pet stain remover. We have found that those commercial pet stain cleaners don’t always remove the stain completely. Most pet stain cleaners aren’t designed to remove blood from carpet that can be found in diarrhea caused by parvo. So if you find this is the case, then use a homemade mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. This will lift the blood stain out of the carpet. Use hot water in the steamer to help clean up the stains. After the stains have been cleaned, you will want to disinfect your carpet from the parvo virus. Look for a pet-safe disinfectant that is labeled and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that kills the Parvo Virus. One on the market is Tek-Trol Disinfectant Cleaner. Put the disinfectant into the steamer and go over the entire carpeted area. Make sure to go over the carpet thoroughly. Read the label of the disinfectant cleaner, some may require a dilution with water and require a specific soaking time. Some may even ask you to re wash carpet with hot water. Each will vary.

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Now that your home is disinfected, you can bring your recovered canine home. We hope that we have helped you with this difficult task. We at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to wish your canine companion a speedy recovery. If you require any floor or upholstery cleaning or restoration services, we are here to be of service to you. Contact us today!

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