Removing Pet Urine

Removing Pet Urine

 

There are millions of dogs owned as pets in Australia. Australian’s love dogs, there is no denying that!  Whether you are potty-training a puppy, or just have a super cute, but really bad little dog, you are bound to find yourself cleaning up pee in your home.

 

If you’ve been out for a few hours, chances are that your dog urine stain may have been sitting for a while. As soon as you discover it, it’s important to clean it right away. If you wait too long, bacteria can start to grow in the affected area, which leads to unpleasant odors.

 

Here’s one way to remove dog urine from carpet:

 

  1. Soak up the urine stain using paper towels or a cotton cloth. Press firmly into the stain using an old shoe or something disposable. This will help absorb as much urine as possible from the carpet.
  2. Using white vinegar and water, mix a solution in a bowl (50% vinegar, 50% water). You’ll want to mix enough of the solution so that it can reach deep down into the carpet’s fibers. 
  3. Pour the solution onto the urine stain. Using a scrubbing brush, work all of it deeply into the carpet, scrubbing vigorously. The vinegar should help to neutralize the ammonia in the urine.
  4. Blot the urine stain using a paper towel, pressing firmly into it.
  5. When that section of the carpet is dry, take one to two handfuls of baking soda (depending on the size of the urine stain) and sprinkle it onto the stain.
  6. Mix one-half cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and apply to the stain. You can use the scrubbing brush again to thoroughly clean the carpet.
  7. Once dry, vacuum the area.  
  8. If the stain and odour remains, call your local professional carpet cleaner.