Any pet owner knows all too well the hardship of having to deal with consequences of not getting home to your pet in time to prevent urine accidents from occurring. Whether the urine accidents are chronic wetter or isolated incidences, the urine not only creates stains, but also pungent odors. Urine not only blemishes the surface of the carpet, but it will also penetrate deep into the fibers, through the carpet pad on onto the subfloor. With this overwhelming task, tending to urine stains is extremely important to remove them thoroughly.
Carpet Care 2000 Offer Tips for How to Get Old Cat or Dog Urine Stains & Odors Out of Carpet
– How to Clean Dog Urine from Carpet with Baking Soda. Baking soda can help with faint odors that haven’t completely over taken your carpet. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda around the carpet, especially so where the odors seem more concentrated, and allow it to set for a couple hours and then vacuum. Odors left behind from fur, or tracked in from outside respond exceptionally well with baking soda, but urine odors typically need more treatment than the baking soda alone.
– Clean Carpet Stains Quickly. If possible, never leave pet urine to fester. Clean it up as quickly as possible. Use either paper towels or cloths and absorb the excess liquid. Place a heavy object on top to pull the penetrated liquid out. If you have newspapers, place them on top of the towels, and the heavy object on top the newspapers to help absorb the moisture. Do not put the newspapers down first as the ink can transfer to the carpet. The towels should be replaced as needed until no more liquid is being absorbed. Any urine left behind will result in unwanted odors. If you discover the urine after it has dried, simply add some cool water to moisten it up and loosen the urine from the fibers. And follow the directions as you would if the stain was fresh.
– Using Vinegar & Baking Soda to Clean Urine Stains. When cleaning up the resulting urine stains and odors, the combined agents of vinegar and baking soda will neutralize odors and lift stains. Combine 1 cup water, ¼ cup baking soda, and 1 cup white vinegar. Mix well. Sponge or spray onto to the contaminated area and allow it to dry, which takes 4-8 hours. The vinegar smell should have dissipated and the area can be easily vacuumed.
– Commercial Carpet Cleaners. If you prefer commercial cleaners, opt for one containing enzymes, as they are the only ones that can effectively remove the urine stain and its odors.
General Carpet Pet Stain Removal Notes
**Notes: Always test commercial and homemade solutions in an inconspicuous area on your carpet to ensure it does not compromise the integrity or color of your carpet. Never use hot water as it could set the stain in more permanently. Do not use patterned towels, rags, paper towels, or newspaper as ink and dye can transfer.
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