As a dog owner, you will notice accidents happening quite often. The next time your dog pees on your favorite rug, you shouldn’t panic. All you must do is to follow the 3-step method as mentioned below.
You probably already have natural, eco-friendly goods in your pantry or cabinet for this easy, three-step pet stain and urine odor treatment. Best of all, it doesn’t include any harsh chemicals and works just as well as pet stain removers that you can buy at stores.
How to Remove Dog Pee Smell from the Carpet
For moderate stains like spaghetti sauce, this DIY stain-and-odor remover works well since it cleans and deodorizes without leaving any residue behind. For rapid application to pet poop stains and odors, you can also keep this premixed solution in a spray bottle. To ensure that this pet stain removal method won’t fade your carpet, try it first on a non-trafficked area. All the information you need to remove dog poop from a carpet or rug is provided here. Here’s what you will need to go ahead.
- White vinegar
- Cloth towels or paper towels
- Baking soda
Step 1: Blot the Stain, Not Rub It in
Determine the location of the pee-soaked area and promptly wipe it up. To remove the pet stain, wipe it dry with paper towel. If you don’t intend to rearrange your furniture to hide the stain, pat the stain with a paper towel instead of rubbing it with a towel, which will simply help to spread the urine and stain farther.
When the paper towel is no longer absorbing dog poop, replace it with a new one. Continue blotting the stain until there is little pee buildup on the cloth and the area is dry.
Step 2: Use the Cleaning Solution with Vinegar
In a small bowl, combine equal parts water and white vinegar to make a cleaning solution to remove the urine odor from carpets. After soaking the area with the vinegar/water mixture, let it alone for five minutes. To get rid of any remaining pet poop, scrub vigorously and make sure you reach deep into the fibres under the carpet’s surface.
Use a solution made entirely of vinegar to clean carpet stains or odors that are very strong. Allowing the solution to seep into the carpet is crucial because it does two things: If the pet stain is very difficult to remove, it helps to cut through it and rewets the area to ensure that all the pee is removed from the carpet. In addition to eliminating the urine odor and cleaning the carpet, vinegar works by neutralizing the ammonia in dog poop.
Step 3: Mix in baking soda and let it sit
Sprinkle baking soda over the afflicted area while it’s still moist. Top with a little amount of the vinegar solution and stir. You will immediately see and hear it fizzing and crackling as the urine odor and pet stain begin to go from the carpet. To fully incorporate the baking soda into the carpet fibres, use a brush or your gloved hands to massage it in.
Until the baking soda is totally dried, leave it on the carpet. Depending on how much water/vinegar solution you used and your home’s temperature, this can take a day or two, or it could just take overnight. You can hoover your carpet well after the baking soda has dried fully, and your carpet will look like new.
How to Remove Dried Urine from Carpet
You should not be concerned if you discover a urine-soaked area on the carpet that has already dried off. If dog urine has hardened and set in, this vinegar solution works amazingly well too, however you can need to apply a little elbow grease. Remoisten and thoroughly rinse the afflicted region with water first. Blot the urine-filled area as mentioned previously. Proceed to step two above and work the stain more.
When Cleaning Carpet of Dog Urine Odors and Stains:
Urine from pets should be cleaned up right away
It’s advisable to take immediate action when dealing with pet urine as it could be hard to remove the odors if the urine seeps into the padding beneath the carpet. At that time, your carpet could need to be replaced, or you can hire a specialist cleaner who employs water extraction techniques to get your carpet clean.
Never use Steam Cleaners
Urine and pet stains should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner. The urine’s protein can be bonded to the carpet fibres by the heat, leaving the stain and odor almost irreversible.
Don’t use pet stain removers
Pet pee on carpets should not be cleaned using ammonia-based cleansers or any other strong-smelling cleaning agents, despite their enticing nature. Cleaners with an ammonia basis fail to completely mask pet odors and could even encourage your dog to strengthen its urine scent imprint.
Give the baking soda time to soak
Although baking soda is well recognized for its ability to eliminate odors, its effects can take some time to manifest. Take care of dog odors in your carpet by dusting the area with baking soda, vacuuming, and then waiting 15 minutes (or up to 24 hours) for the scents to subside. The same applies to the bedding that your dog wears.
Your buddy is hydrogen peroxide
Increase the force by adding a little amount of hydrogen peroxide if the pet stain is not removed by the vinegar solution. Use 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide in addition to a 1:1 cup vinegar and water mixture. Pets and carpets can safely use this solution; however, you should try it first on a piece of the rug to make sure it doesn’t discolor it.
Use a pet pee remover with enzymes
An enzymatic cleanser is an excellent substitute for the vinegar solution. The natural components in these specially made cleansers help get rid of lingering urine odors. The pet urine’s odor is neutralized by the enzymes’ digestion of the proteins that cause stains and odors.