Tips for Removing Pet Urine Stain and Smell from Carpet

26 September 2018
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If you have pets at home, bear in mind that pee happens and the most likely place to see this is on the carpet. No need to panic, there are several methods of removing pet urine from carpets. Professional carpet cleaning will take away the stain and the odor without the need for using chemicals that may be harmful to you and your animals.

How to Remove Pet Stain   

Using Detergents and Vinegar

The best defence for such accidents is to blot the area with towels, then add a few drops water and dish detergent. Place a sheet over the covered area and step on it to absorb as much of the urine as possible.

Sprinkle a dry stain from an earlier accident with baking soda and let it stay overnight. The following morning, spray the spot with distilled, white vinegar. Do not be alarmed if you notice some bubbling on the surface of the carpet.

Using Detergents and Baking Soda

Carpet cleaners who prefer to use this method will mix the two in a spray bottle. One cup of distilled white vinegar should be combined with one cup of water and two tablespoons of baking powder. Shake the mixture, spray it on the carpet and wait for about five minutes. Gently place a piece of cloth on top of the spot and finally get rid of the stain.  The good thing about this approach is that you can use the solution in the bottle later in case of a similar accident.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Some cleaners see the need to use hydrogen peroxide. Sprinkle a few drops on the area covered by the urine stain and let it bubble up for about fifteen minutes and then use a rag to clean it up.

How to Remove Pet Stain Smell

Professional carpet cleaners stock detergents that contain enzymes in the form of sprays that you can use on your carpet to eradicate the odor. When going for the carpet cleaning sprays, avoid those with heavy chemicals as they may end up damaging your carpet. Once the spray solution comes into contact with the urine molecules, it breaks them apart further neutralising them. If you are wondering what to do with a stubborn stain that refuses to go away, your best chance is hiring professional carpet cleaners to offer their cleaning services. Reach out to services in your area for more info and direction.