How to get rid of dog urine smells
and stains out of carpets and rugs.
This home remedy for cleaning
dog urine from
carpets is easy and inexpensive and it
really works! Below is a recipe which removes dog
urine smell and stains from carpets and rugs even if the urine has dried
and is old.
For whatever reason your dog has peed on the
carpet the outcome is the same. A smelly carpet! When your dog pees on the
carpet it leaves an odor that your dog may repeatedly return to. Avoid using ammonia based products
to clean dog urine. One of the ingredients of dog urine is ammonia and he may
well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area.
Remember, your dog's sense of smell is a hundred times better than yours.
the area is still wet you should first attempt to absorb the dog urine.
Leaving it there to dry out will only encourage bacterial growth which
causes the smell.
The best method is to place several layers of paper
towel over the wet area and tread on it so as to soak up as much of the
dog urine as you possibly can. You may have to repeat this several times
until no more dog urine can be soaked up.
Sometimes dog urine accidents have already dried because
you did not notice them previously. You can find dried urine spots on your
carpet with the aid of a black light. The dog urine stains will fluoresce
under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held
black lights are quite inexpensive usually costing between $15 - $25.
course, you can always save the expense of a black light. Find the urine
spots by using your nose. Just get down on your carpet and sniff and
find the offensive urine odors that way.
Mix a solution of fifty percent
white vinegar and fifty percent water. You must use a liberal amount of
this solution to reach the carpet fibers deep down. Work the solution into
with a soft brush (or your fingers)to ensure it penetrates the carpet fibers below.
Then blot the area using the paper towel method above
to absorb the vinegar mixture. The vinegar
will neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine.
If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use that to remove excess
Step 3 When the area has dried
or almost dried sprinkle a good handful of
baking soda over the soiled area.
Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen
peroxide with a teaspoon of detergent. Plain liquid dishwashing detergent is
required. Do not use caustic dishwasher detergent.
Slowly pour the hydrogen peroxide and
mixture over the baking soda. Alternatively
you can use a spray bottle for the hydrogen peroxide solution.
Then work the baking soda and
hydrogen peroxide mixture well
into the carpet with your fingers (put on some rubber or latex gloves) or with a
Allow the area to dry completely. Once
the area is thoroughly dry,
vacuum up the baking soda. A fan or heater can assist drying. Use a hard bristled brush to loosen up the
baking soda if necessary.
That's all there is to it. Your carpet will smell fresh
and free from urine odor.
you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it in an
emergency for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the bottle. If it
says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably contains hydrogen
In areas that have been heavily soiled with dog urine
you may have to repeat the process again.
use Hydrogen Peroxide that is higher in concentrate than
Bleaching may occur on some carpets with a stronger solution.
A small spot test in an inconspicuous
area is advised before proceeding.
Read the label on the Hydrogen Peroxide carefully. The label will state the strength.
Use only 3%
Pet Urine may alter the chemical nature of
dyes in some carpets causing discoloration or dye run.
This recipe is for one small
area of dog urine. For larger areas you will need to adjust
the quantities of ingredients used. Feel free to experiment.
use ammonia or ammonia-based products on the carpet to remove pet pee.
One of the ingredients of urine is ammonia and your dog or puppy may well be
encouraged to re-offend in the same area if it detects the smell of
ammonia. Many household cleaner cleaners contain ammonia so be sure to
read the label.
Use only 3% or 10
Volume Hydrogen Peroxide
Test your carpet for color fastness in an inconspicuous area
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