Tips for cleaning pet urine out of your carpet
We love having furry companions in our homes, and many times, pets can be one of the greatest joys of coming home. But every now and then, Fluffy or Fido might make a mistake, and leave a mess somewhere they weren’t supposed to. When your pet soils the carpet or furniture, your first thought may be that they’ve ruined the fabric. However, don’t fear! With a bit of work, you can get your carpet or furniture looking good as new. Here are a few tips for removing pet urine:
First: Absorb the moisture with damp paper towels or rags. Add weight, such as large books or boxes (either those that are disposable or wrapped in plastic), to help soak up the urine. Leave the towel on the mess for at least 10 minutes to absorb as much moisture as possible. Continue to do this until you have soaked up as much moisture as possible.
Second: Rewet the stain with cold water (this prevents the stain from spreading) and spray on an enzyme cleaning product to help break down the proteins left over from the urine. This will also help remove the smell (which prevents your pet from peeing here again!) After the area is thoroughly damp, apply another towel to absorb the moisture. Leave the towel to sit overnight or over a long period of time.
Third: Vacuum the area to remove traces of cleaner or urine. If the stain persists, add cold water and a small amount of salt to the stain before vacuuming it up.
Alternative methods: In lieu of an enzyme cleaning product, you can also use a combination of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap, or baking soda and vinegar.
Repeat this process if the stain persists, or consider hiring a restoration or carpet cleaning professional to tackle the stain.