Pet urine can be menace for many homeowners. Dog lovers know that having pets can be rewarding and uplifting. But accidents can happen from time to time that can seriously test your patience with your faithful companion.
So, the question is – how can you remove dog urine from your carpets?
Here are proven methods for cleaning urine stains and salvaging the carpet.
Clean up pet urine when it is still wet, if possible. If the urine dries, it can stain the carpet and increase bacteria growth. One of the best ways to blot up a fresh accident from the carpet is place a layer of paper towels on the puddle and step lightly on them so that they absorb the pee. Repeat until the paper towels stop picking up wetness.
Create a vinegar solution that is one-part white vinegar and one-part water to neutralize the ammonia smell of the urine. Since the vinegar & water mix is safe for most carpet fibers, it is always a good choice for cleaning urine. Once the carpet is dry, sprinkle a little baking soda on the area to absorb odor and let it settle into the carpet fibers for about 15 minutes. Then,vacuum the area as much as possible.
For the worst stains it is sometimes necessary to use commercial pet stain removers, deodorizers and air fresheners to remove stubborn urine stains. Turn to these products as they work better than others in cleaning carpet stains. Natural fibers often soak in urine stench more than other rug fabrics. Using a carpet protector (before your pet has an accident, of course) can prolong a carpet’s life.
If the odors and stains do not disappear with simple home remedies or over-the-counter cleaners, hire professional carpet cleaners who have wide ranging machines and solvents at their disposal to clean carpets and remove odors to make it look brand new.
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