How to remove pet urine smells from carpet

Michael Mckenzie
October 27, 2023
5 mins read
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How to remove pet urine smells from carpet
Pet urine odors can be quite challenging to deal with, especially when you have carpets in your home. While pets bring joy and companionship to our lives, accidents can occur. Here's a guide on how to effectively remove these stubborn odors from your carpets:
  1. Act Quickly: The sooner you address the issue, the better chance you have of completely eliminating the odor. Blot up as much of the urine as possible with paper towels or a clean cloth. Press down firmly to absorb as much liquid as you can.
  2. Prepare a Cleaning Solution: Create a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and warm water. You can also add a few drops of mild dish soap. Test the solution in an inconspicuous area of your carpet to ensure it doesn't cause any discoloration or bleaching.
  3. Apply the Solution: Pour the cleaning solution directly onto the stained area. Be sure to cover the entire affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes to break down the odor.
  4. Blot, Don't Rub: Use a clean, dry cloth or paper towels to blot the area. Do not rub the carpet, as this can push the urine deeper into the fibers.
  5. Rinse: After blotting, rinse the area with clean, cool water to remove the cleaning solution. Blot again to remove excess moisture.
  6. Use Baking Soda: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the affected area. This will help absorb any remaining odor and moisture. Gently work it into the carpet fibers with your fingers.
  7. Let It Dry: Allow the area to air dry. You can speed up the drying process by using a fan or opening windows to improve ventilation.
  8. Vacuum: Once the area is completely dry, vacuum up the baking soda. Make sure to thoroughly clean your vacuum cleaner afterward to prevent the odor from spreading.
  9. Consider Enzymatic Cleaners: If the odor persists, you may need to use an enzymatic pet urine cleaner. These products contain enzymes that break down the odor-causing compounds in urine. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application.
  10. Professional Cleaning: If all else fails, or if the odor is deeply embedded in the carpet padding, you may need to consult a professional carpet cleaner. We are happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to send us an email or call us.

To prevent future accidents, it's important to properly train your pets and establish a routine for taking them outside. Regularly clean and maintain your carpets to minimize the chances of odors setting in. Additionally, consider using pet-friendly air fresheners or odor absorbers to keep your home smelling fresh.

Remember that patience is key when dealing with pet urine odors in carpets. It may take some time and repeated treatments to completely eliminate the smell.

Please note: we accept no liability for any damage caused by incorrect cleaning.

Michael Mckenzie
Owner, Paramount Cleaning Company
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