Here are some proven methods to remove pet urine stains and odors from your carpet. If you are trying to remove a urine stain from a wool rug feel free to give us a call at (630) 654-2084.
Homemade Solution DIY cleaning solutions can save you money and trips to the store, and are generally effective and eliminating surface stains.
Before using any of these solutions on your carpet, you need to test a small area first and make sure that it doesn’t discolor your carpet fibers. Also, only Gently blot the affected area so you don't damage the integrity of your carpet fibers.
Cover the stained area in vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda on stop. Cover the stain with a dish or towel then wait 1-2 days. Scoop up the dried baking soda, rinse with cool water, then blot dry with a towel.
In a spray bottle, combine a quarter teaspoon dishwasher detergent with a cup of warm water. Spray on the stain, repeat as needed, then towel dry.
Rinse the stained area with a solution of two tablespoons ammonia and one cup of water. Towel dry.
In a spray bottle, mix four tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, two tablespoons warm water, and a couple drops of dish soap. Spray on the stain, rinse, and towel dry.
Use A Store-Bought Stain Remover Instead of making your own cleaning solution, try a stain remover you can buy in a bottle. Be sure to look for formulas that are non-toxic for your pets.
Blot away as much of the stain as you can first, then try a solution like Resolve, OxiClean, or Spot Shot. Rinse the area to remove residue, then towel dry.
It’s key not to use too much cleaner as this leaves behind sticky residue that makes the problem worse.
Schedule a Professional Cleaning.
While the solutions above may work in the short term, it’s important to remember that these will only remove surface stains.
Pet urine soaks deep into your carpet fibers, leaving potent odor crystals deep beneath. These will continue releasing odors and bacteria into your home unless eliminating with a professional treatment.
While it’s important to keep up with spot treatments and maintaining surface stains, remember to schedule a professional pet urine removal treatment at least twice each year.
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