Learning how to clean pet urine can prevent unsightly stains and bad smells from ruining your house. This may not be the most fun job to do, but it is often necessary when you have any kind of pet. Sometimes the urine will be fresh, which means it will be much easier to clean. Other times the urine will be dried and will require some work to remove the stain. If you take care to train your pet and keep its living area clean, you will not have to worry as much about cleaning pet urine.
Things you'll need:
- Latex or rubber gloves
- Paper towels
- Carpet cleaner
- Sanitation sprays
- Before you do anything, make sure you put on protective gloves. Cleaning pet urine is not the most sanitary work in the world and getting it on your hand can not only be a gross feeling, but it can also make you sick. Any kind of latex or cleaning gloves will do the trick and will make this job a lot more comfortable and safer.
- If your pet has urinated on a floor other than carpet or something that absorbs liquid, your job will be easy. Simply use a wad of paper towels or a cleaning towel to soak up the urine. Spray a sanitation product that is safe for the surface you are cleaning and let it sit for the recommended time. Wipe off the surface once the time is up with another wad of paper towels or cleaning towel.
- Cleaning pet urine on carpet or an absorbing surface is more difficult. It is best usually to spray the carpet cleaner onto the pet urine, be liberal with the amount you spray and let it sit for the recommended time. After the carpet has soaked up the cleaner, you can wipe it up and scrub the surface of the carpet.
- Dispose of your trash used to clean the pet urine properly. Put anything you used to clean the pet urine in a plastic bag, such as a grocery bag, and tie the bag shut. Then you may throw the bag away into a trash can. This will help prevent the pet urine from causing your trash to stink and also prevents anyone handling the trash to have to inadvertently touch pet urine. Finally, you should wash your hands after you finish handling the pet urine.