How to Remove Pet Urine from Carpet
They're cute, cuddly, and absolutely your very best friend, right? But when it comes to their little messes, pet urine in carpet can prove to be one of the more difficult stains to get out. In this short article we will walk you through exactly how to remove those stubborn pet urine stains from your carpet.
- If the area is still wet you should first absorb the urine from the carpet and pad by placing an absorbent rag or towel over the area and step on it firmly several times until there is no more urine to soak up.
- Depending on the size of the accident mix a 50/50 mixture of white distilled vinegar and water in a glass or for larger stains, a bowl. Pour the mixture onto the stain making sure you saturate the carpet enough to get the solution deep into the carpet pad below. Pet urine penetrates into the carpet pad so we want the vinegar solution to soak into the pad also. The vinegar is high in acid and will neutralize the alkaline in the pet urine.
- Allow a dwell time of at least 15 minutes for the solution to completely neutralize the urine.
- Next, fold a white terri-cloth rag and place on top of the stain. Apply pressure with your hand or step on it firmly to get out as much of the solution as possible. Repeat this step until there is no more moisture transferring onto the rag.
- To finish the process fold a fresh white rag and place on top of the area then place something heavy on top of the rag and leave overnight.
The above steps should remove the pet urine stain from the carpet and the pad but if the stain is still visible after drying, mist a light mist of 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide onto the area. Do not over wet the carpet; we are now working with the surface fibers only to remove any yellowish staining. Using a clean, white, absorbent cloth blot or wipe the stain from the outside working your way in. Repeat until the stain is gone.
This is a safe and proven method for pet stain removal but if for any reason the pet stain does not come all the way out contact your local carpet cleaning specialist or you may want to read are article How to do a Heat Transfer on carpet. If you have a pet odor problem that persist you will want to read How to Remove Pet Odor from Carpet.