Many pet owners experience problems with urine stains on their carpets or rugs. Such situations are often involve a puppy, a kitten or an older pet. Getting urine stains out of carpets could prove to be a difficult task since some methods tend to be inefficient.
The easiest way is to clean the carpet with a good quality carpet cleaner. The carpet cleaner will deep clean the carpet, remove the urine and will also deodorize the carpet to get rid of the bad smell. Have a look here at our reviews of the best carpet cleaners on the market.
If you don’t have a carpet shampooer and need to get rid of the stain quick, here is a guide:
1. Act Promptly
The sooner you start working on the urine stain, the easier you will find it to get rid of the problem. Specialized cleaning products are available for the purpose and they will do a great job. For a start, you can place several paper towels on the stain to “extract” as much of the liquid, as possible.
2. Get the Right Cleaning Product
Use the cleaning solution next. Allow it to soak through the fiber before absorbing excess liquid with paper towels once again.
You will find a wide range of products on the market. Some are great for synthetic fibers, others will work better on natural fibers.
3. Create a DIY Cleaning Liquid
White vinegar ranks among the best options for cleaning urine stains. Vinegar is an excellent solution for such carpet issues because it will neutralize the ammonia smell of urine.
White vinegar will not fade the fibers of your carpet, so you can use this DIY cleaning liquid on any color.
1. Simply pour one part of white vinegar and one part of water in a spray bottle.
2. Spray on the stain and allow the liquid to be absorbed completely by the carpet.
3. Place paper towels on top and absorb excess moisture.
This cleaning liquid is best for wet urine stains. If the stain has already dried up, you will need a stronger cleaning option. Using the white vinegar cleaning liquid and a commercial carpet cleaner afterwards will deliver the best results.
4. Repeat Several Times to Get Rid of Old Stains
An old carpet could have urine stains on it that will cause a bad odor. To get rid of such stains, you will need to come up with more drastic measures.
Consider purchasing a black light. The black light is the perfect option for figuring out where the stain is and applying the cleaning solution to this part of the carpet.
Buy a strong cleaning solution that is suitable for the type of carpet and the type of urine you are dealing with (either cat or dog). Use the procedure already described but keep in mind that you could have to repeat several times to get rid of the urine smell completely. Vacuum clean the carpet once it gets dry. This final step will help you get rid of any residue that could still be causing bad smell.
These techniques are very efficient – you simply need to find the right product and you need to perform the procedure patiently. Repeat several times for stubborn stains and you will be giving old carpets a second life.