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DIY Tips and Tricks for Removing Pet Urine Stains from Carpets and Rugs

par Jennifer Liong mai 01, 2023 3 lire la lecture

DIY Tips and Tricks for Removing Pet Urine Stains from Carpets and Rugs

When I first got my own puppy, my parents' response was: pets are a lot of work. And it is true! However, the joy of their companionship is also rewarding. 

We have posted on how to clean pet stains on area rugs in the past and it is one of our most visited blog posts. This time, we would like to generalize the easy five steps of DIY cleaning pets urine from carpets and rugs:

1. Clean right away

The first step is to clean the stains right after it happens. The longer the stain sits, the longer it is to remove. 
As soon as you see the excrements, grab some paper towels, remove and dap the areas. You also want to try not to rub the stains as this might make it deeper and spread it more into the carpet fibers. 

2. Enzyme based cleaner

These enzyme based cleaners are a life saver for me in my first year of having our dog. For some reasons, our dog thinks it's okay to pee on the hallway carpet in our condo while waiting for the elevator. Having this spray bottle close to the front door is key. 
Cleaning the urine from the carpet is easy, you spray the area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then you blot it up with a clean paper towel or cloth. 
The function of this cleaner is to break down the proteins in pet urine and feces. I also notice that the smell of the urine does not stay in that carpet as other dogs on our condo floor would not notice that particular pee spot the day(s) after.
This enzyme based cleaner can be picked up at any pet stores or online stores. 

3. White cleaning vinegar and water

White vinegar is a well known household cleaning product. Mix one part of white vinegar and one part of water and you can use a spray bottle to spray the pet urine area on your carpet or rug. 

Pat dry the area with a clean cloth and a paper towel. You can then rinse the area with water and pat it dry again. 

4. Baking soda

Baking soda is used as an odor neutralizer in the household cleaning product category. This can also be used to remove pet urine stains from carpets and rugs. 
After using the cleaning method two or three above, you can sprinkle baking soda on the pet urine area and let it sit for a few hours. You can vacuum up the baking soda and the odor should be gone. 

5. Carpet cleaner

If you have a carpet cleaner available at home, this is also great in removing pet urine from your carpets and rugs. This also works for stubborn stains and odors. 
Follow the instructions on the bottle carefully and test the inside of a rug or a small area on the carpet first. If there is damage on the fibers, do not continue with the carpet cleaner. 
In conclusion, pet urine can be easily taken care of as long as we move fast and follow the cleaning guidelines above. Remember to act fast and to be patient with the process. It is worth the process when our carpets and rugs are looking new again as if nothing happened! 

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