How To Remove Pet Urine From Carpet
If you have an indoor pet, then you must learn to remove pet urine from carpet. Pets bring joy to so many people, but they can also bring pet odors into our lives. The longer the urine stays on the carpet, the stronger the smell will get. It will also be much harder to remove the stain and odor at a later date. If you act quickly in taking care of the accident, then you should be able to remove the pet urine without professional help. It is best to remove the stain within the first ten minutes to keep it from seeping into the carpet pad.
To remove pet urine from carpet, you will need:
- Three thick towels
- Weight (heavy books)
- Warm water
- White Vinegar
- Place a large thick towel on top of the stain. The towel should be larger then the area you are trying to treat. It should also be thick enough to encourage the dampness to wick up into the towel.
- Place a flat board on top of the towel. It is best if the board is larger then the accident area or use several side by side. The board will help distribute the added weight evenly and protect the items you use as weights from the urine.
- Place weights or heavy books on top of the board. Leave the towel on the urine spot for at least ten minutes. Do not pick up the towel to check the results until after the ten minutes have elapsed. You want to allow the towel time to remove the pet urine from the carpet by wicking it into the towel
- Remove the first towel and pour a small amount of warm water to lightly cover the original stain. Place a clean towel on the area and repeat the above steps. However, this time allow the towel to sit for thirty minutes undisturbed.
- Mix one part water to one part white vinegar. Remove the second towel and pour the mixture over the area. Place a third clean towel over the affected area and top with the board and weights. Leave in place overnight.
- Remove the third towel in the morning and allow the area to dry. There should be no pet odor or vinegar smell when the carpet is dry.
- Wash the three towels with vinegar and laundry detergent. Keep them separate from your other towels for this purpose.
Removing pet urine from carpet after it dries may require a professional cleaning. However, you can try this method, but start by pouring the vinegar/water mixture onto the area.