It’s no secret that pet urine can cause some serious damage to your carpets. Not only is it difficult to remove, but if left untreated, it can create lasting and unsightly stains. In this post, we’re going to share with you our favourite method for removing pet urine from carpets – without causing any additional damage in the process! Read on for all the details.
1. Identify the source of the pet urine
It’s important to identify the source of the pet urine in order to properly treat the affected area. If you’re not sure where the urine is coming from, start by checking around your pet’s favourite spot in the house. Once you’ve identified the source, you can begin to remove the pet urine from your carpet.
2. Blot up as much of the urine as possible with a paper towel or cloth
The first step is to blot up as much of the urine as possible using a paper towel or cloth. Be sure to focus on the area that’s been affected, and don’t try to dry clean the entire carpet. This will only make things more difficult and could damage your carpets further.
3. Pour a mixture of vinegar and water onto the stain (1:15 vinegar:water ratio)
Once you’ve blotted up as much urine as possible, it’s time to apply our cleaning solution. There are many different solutions available on the market, but we recommend using this one specifically as it is pretty fool proof and will not cause further damage to your carpet like a supermarket cleaning product can.
4. Let the mixture soak into the carpet for at least 5-10 minutes
If you’re looking for a deep clean, you’ll want to let the mixture dwell for at least 5-10 minutes. That said, be careful not to saturate the carpet — you don’t want your cleaning solution to saturate the subfloor where it will be difficult to dry! Instead, blot the area with a clean cloth to remove any excess liquid. Once you’ve given the cleaner time to work its magic, you can start the drying process.
5. Blot up any remaining liquid with a paper towel or cloth
Use a paper towel or cloth to blot up as much of the liquid as possible. It is best to use a white cloth so that you can see if any of the colour from the spill is being transferred to the cloth. If this is happening, keep going until there is no more transfer!
6. Use a fan (a dehumidifier will suffice) to dry the spot
24 hours is usually sufficient time for the fan to fully dry the spot. If the 24 hours have passed and the spot is still damp, you may need to increase the length of time the fan is on or move the fan closer to the spot. If there is still moisture present after 24 hours, it is best to consult a professional to determine the cause of the moisture and resolve the issue.
7. If unsuccessful, stop and call a professional
We advise against using other home remedies that you might find on the internet such as baking soda and oxy-type carpet cleaners. These solutions can actually make the stain worse and cause further damage to your carpets. If you’ve tried the above steps and are still not having success, it’s best to consult a professional for assistance.
We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to remove pet urine from your carpets! If you have any questions or would like more tips on cleaning your carpet, be sure to check out our blog or give us a call today – (02) 8806 0956. Otherwise, you can get an instant free quote here.