TIPS FOR REMOVING PET URINE SMELL FROM CARPET

If you own a small animal and keep it in your home then like it or not, you have pet urine stains somewhere on your carpets. One problem you may have is that your nose has become acclimated to them and this particularly holds true if you smoke cigarettes. However; you can rest well assured that your guests can smell them, but none would ever be rude so rude as to comment. Here are some tips on removing dog urine stains from wool carpet.

Use a Black Light

Pet urine stains can be difficult to find particularly on a darker colored carpet. One of other best methods for finding these hidden stains in your carpet is by using a “black light.” If you don’t know where to find one, just look online because there are several sources for them.

Vacuum First

After you have located the pet urine stains in your carpet, then it is time to begin tactical operations to remove them and also their odor. The first thing that you will want to do is vacuum the area of the stain thoroughly. Then mix a teaspoon of automatic dish washing detergent into a glass of water and stir until it is completely resolved.

Pour it On

Pour this solution around the edges of the stain first and work your way into the stains center until the area is thoroughly soaked. Then use a clean white cotton towel or plain white paper towels to blot up the solution. After you have blotted up all that you can, place the towel or towels over the stain and step on them to draw up the residual moisture.

Use a Fan to Dry the Area

Your next step will be to use a half and half mixture of water and white vinegar to repeat the process. After this is done, cover the area liberally with baking soda and allow to dry overnight. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to use a fan to help with the drying process. It is important to remember that your pet will still be able to smell the urine in the carpet even after you have cleaned it and any places that your pet has previously soiled will be prime targets for future wetting sites.

Use baking Soda

If the spot is still wet then go ahead and mangle it with paper towels to soak up the moisture (I’d recommend wearing gloves). Get lots of baking soda which is cheap, and you probably have in the downstairs cupboard and cover the area that your dog urinated. They hate the smell and so will avoid peeing their next time.

After you have applied the baking soda to the spot by sprinkling it covering the whole area, you can go ahead and get the vacuum cleaner and simply vacuum it out. After you have done this, I think the smell will be gone if you have done it well but you may want to spray some air freshener just in case the smell is lingering a little still.

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