Removing Pet Urine From Carpet

DIY Dog Urine Carpet Cleaning vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning

No matter how well potty trained your dog or cat might be, accidents happen. If the accident happens on a carpet or rug, cleaning it up incorrectly can lead to permanent stains and foul odors. 

For small, isolated incidents, you can likely tackle the stain and smell by yourself. For larger problems, such as numerous pet urine accidents or badly saturated areas, removing the smell and stain will likely require professional help.

DIY Dog Urine Removal

For small, isolated urine accidents, follow these steps to get rid of the stain and odor. 

  • Start by cleaning up excess urine. 
  • Make a cleaning solution of 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water, and 4 tablespoons of baking soda and blot on the stain. This will not only help remove the stain but will also help neutralize the odor. 
  • Let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes. Use a towel or a bunch of paper towels and press firmly into the area to try and draw out as much remaining liquid as possible.
  • Let the area dry and then vacuum. If the odor is still present, sprinkle the area with more baking soda, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then vacuum it away.

Large Urine Spots, Multiple Accidents, or Old Pee Stains

In an ideal world, you’d catch your pet in action, but there are times when it takes days to notice a pee stain on your carpet, or there are stains in multiple areas of the carpet. You could try to DIY major dog urine issues, but it may be futile at the end. 

In these instances, home remedies for carpet stain removal may not be enough. This is when an experienced, professional carpet cleaning company like Duraclean should be called upon to remove dirt, detergent, stains, and moisture. The safe patented Duraclean foam absorption process eliminates over-wetting and damage to fibers and fabrics. Soil lifts out, and carpets and upholstery dry quickly. 

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