Pet urine in your carpet can be the most difficult type of stain to remove.
When urine is introduced to your flooring, it will generally penetrate not only the carpet, but also the carpet pad and sub-floor. Since the urine travels down through the carpet, pad & sub-floor, an effective treatment will have to replicate the path of the pet urine.
For this home remedy, you will need 1 quart of warm water, mixed with 1/2 cup of white vinegar, as well as a wet/dry vacuum and a box fan.
- Blot up any remaining urine with a soft, clean, white terry cloth.
- Mix water/vinegar cleaning solution in a small bucket.
- Test mixture in an inconspicuous area of the carpet for colorfastness, to determine if carpet type can be damaged by mixture(a closet works best).
- If mixture does not affect tested area, proceed by saturating soiled area with vinegar/water mixture.
- Allow mixture to dwell on area for 5 minutes.
- Extract mixture using wet/dry vac, until the majority of dampness has been eliminated.
- Accelerate the drying time of carpet by placing a box fan at area until spot has dried fully.
If stain and odor have not been eliminated, it may be time to call an IICRC certified carpet cleaner to inspect and treat the impacted area.
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