Pets bring joy and colour to your life. They are full of energy and can take your stress away. However, there’s the messy side when taking care of a pet, like cleaning up after them. Pets like dogs love to mark their territory anywhere they go, and that means your carpet is not safe. Homeowners tend to lose their minds once pet urine soaks their carpet. If you are having trouble in getting the stink and stain of pet urine from your carpet, this blog may help you.
Should I Call For Professional Help?
Professional help is not actually needed when cleaning away pet urine on your carpet. However, if you wish to do so, it is for you to decide. But cleaning it on your own can save you time and a lot of money.
How To Clean Pet Urine Using Home Remedies
Cleaning after your pets by yourself can save you a lot of time and money, especially if the materials you need can be found in your house. Here is a simple way to take off pet urine from your carpet using materials that are available in your home:
- Paper Towels
- Soft Brush
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
Steps To Follow:
- Remove the fresh urine as soon as possible – once your pet urinates on a certain spot on your carpet, be sure to remove it right away. You can put several pieces of paper towels on top of your pet’s urine or on the urinated area to absorb it. You may repeat this step until all the urine is absorbed.
- Spray the urinated area using a mix of white vinegar and water – after cleaning the urinated area using paper towels, on an empty container, mix half glass of white vinegar and half glass of water. Spray your new solution on the urinated area intensely.
- Brush it after – brush the sprayed area using a soft brush. This will help the vinegar go all the way down to your carpet and spread uniformly to offset the ammonia in the urine. Dry the area by dabbing fresh paper towels all over it.
- Remove the urine and vinegar residue – after the carpet has dried, you can now use your baking soda on the vinegar-treated area and leave it for a day. The next day, use detergent and dab the area using a towel. You may use a damp cloth to rinse it.
- Don’t forget to blow dry the damp area using your soft brush.
Important Points To Remember:
- Never let the urine settle overnight because it may lead to a permanent stain and leave bad odour on your carpet.
- Don’t use a cleaning solution with ammonia. A pet’s urine naturally has ammonia present on it. If you use products that have ammonia, there is a high chance of your pet urinating on the same spot again.
- Seek professional carpet cleaning help if odour remains.