How to Remove Urine from Carpet
If you have family pets or small children, there is a good chance that accidental carpet stains are something you are very familiar with. From ink, to punch, to mud, and dirt, your carpets are exposed to all types of substances every day.
Out of all of them, urine is one of the toughest stains that you might have to deal with. There are a number of different ways you can approach getting urine stains out of your carpet. In this article, we will take you step-by-step through each of these methods.
Make sure to always conduct a spot removal test on a part of the upholstery or carpet that is not usually visible.
How to Remove Human Urine from Carpet
The first method of removing urine stains from your carpets involves using liquid dishwashing detergent.
- The first thing you need to do if the carpet is still wet, then make sure to use a clean towel to blot out the urine stain. Paper towels can also be used to absorb the remaining urine. The soon you can do this, the better to prevent more absorption.
- If you have a shop-vac, it can be used to extract the remaining urine. Proceed onto the next step if you don’t have one.
- Mix a cup of warm water with one-quarter of a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing determine. Make sure to use this specific type, and not dish soap or laundry detergent since they might contain lanolin or bleach.
- You can also pour your solution into a spray bottle. Aim the bottle directly at the carpet and spray the urine stain.
- If you can use a shop-vac to extract the solution from your carpet, that is a great next step to take. Otherwise, paper towels or cotton cloth can be used after the solution has set in the stain.
- After you use warm water to rinse the area, repeat steps 1-5 until you see the urine stain start to fade.
- Finally, mix one cup of water and two tablespoons of ammonia. Rinse and repeat until the urine stain disappears.
How To Eliminate Dog Urine From Your Carpet
Although we all love our dogs and cats, we definitely don’t love the stains that they are left behind whenever they have an accident. Fortunately, there are fairly fast ways to get rid of dog urine out of your carpet.
If you have been away from your house for a couple of hours, there is a good chance that your urine stain might have sat for a while. It is very important to clean it up right away as soon as you find it. If you wait for too long, then the bacteria might start to grow within the affected area, and that can result in bad odors.
The following is one method for eliminating dog urine from your carpet:
- Use a cotton cloth or paper towels to soak the urine up. Use an old old shoe or disposable item and press hard into the stain. That will help to absorb as much urine from the carpet as you can.
- Mix a solution of 50% water and 50% vinegar into a bowl. Mix enough solution so you can reach deep into the fibers of the carpet.
- Pour your solution directly on the urine stain. Use a scrubbing brush and scrub vigorously to work the solution deep into your carpet. The vinegar will help to neutralize the urine’s ammonia.
- Use a power towel to blot the urine stain by pressing firming into the stain.
- Once the area of the carpet has dried, take a couple of handfuls of baking soda (based on how large the urine stain is) and sprinkle it on top of the stain.
- Mix one-half cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide together with one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and then apply it directly to the stain. A scrubbing brush can be used to clean the carpet thoroughly.
- Vacuum the area after it has dried.