How to Clean Dried Dog Urine Out of Carpet

When an urine stain occurs on a carpet, the best way to deal with it is to act quickly while the stain is still fresh. However, it is not always possible to notice the mess caused by your dog immediately, especially if you are not near the house when the accident happens. Dried dog urine stains are far more difficult to remove from a carpet but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to clean them up. Here are a few tips that can help you to clean dried dog urine out of carpet using natural products only.

  1. Saturate the stained area with lukewarm water to dilute the dried dog urine.  Use old towels to blot up the liquid from the carpet. You can use wet/dry vac instead of towels, which always is a better idea when it comes to large pet stains.
  2. Sprinkle enough baking soda over the problematic area to cover the entire stain.
  3. Make a cleaning solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dish soap and ½ cup of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide in a bowl. Dip a scrub brush into the mixture and scrub the stain with it while the baking soda is still on the spot. Cleaners Lewisham recommend wearing rubbing gloves when working with hydrogen peroxide to protect your hands.
  4. Let the area dry overnight, then vacuum the carpet to remove any leftover mixture. If the dog urine stain or the odour remains, repeat the process.

Do not use ammonia or a cleaner that contains ammonia to clean dog urine stains out of carpet, as ammonia smell is similar to that of dog urine, and can encourage your dog to stain the same spot of your carpet. In case, you are not able to take care of the dried urine stain on your carpet by yourself, you have always the choice to hire professionals, such as cleaners Lewisham, to clean the carpet for you.

March 19, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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