Best Way to Clean Pet Urine from Carpet

Love your pet but hate the mess they leave behind? It has happen to all pet owners. Whether it is nervousness, lack of training, or just plain random, pets usually find a way to stain carpets. In this blog, we will go over the best ways to clean pet urine from carpet. You will have to clean up after your dog but we can clean up after you! Molly Maid’s cleaning service is just as lovable as the family dog! Request an estimate from your local Molly Maid today!

Photo Cred: KamrenBPhotography on Flickr

Photo Cred: KamrenBPhotography on Flickr

If the stain is still wet, you should soak up as much urine as possible with a damp towel or paper towel.  The more urine removed before it can dry makes it easier to remove odors and stains from the carpet. Place a damp towel or several pieces of paper towel over the soiled area. Apply pressure by standing or placing something heavy (a large book, heavy container, etc.) on top . After a few minutes, remove the padding and repeat the process until the area is barely damp.

After the soiled area is barely damp, rinse the area with cool water. Let the water absorb into the soiled area for about a minute. Then get a dry towel and blot the stain (or you can soak up the water by applying pressure to the towel). Some prefer using a enzyme cleaner prior to drying the soiled area. This would be recommended if the stain still has an ammonia smell. Keep in mind that your pet will return to the soiled area if they can smell their personal scent.

Removing pet urine from carpet is a tough task, especially if the stain has already set! There are different ways of cleaning pet urine from the carpet if this has occurred. For starters, you can repeat the steps above and use a pet odor neutralizer after the soiled area is dried. Also, you can use a carpet stain remover if a stain is visible after cleaning. One thing to avoid using are cleaning chemicals. Some of these chemicals have strong odors and they don’t effectively eliminate or cover the urine odor. The use of cleaning chemicals may cause your pet to revisit the soiled area later.

by Molly Maid