Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How to remove cat pee from your rug or carpet

If you have a domesticated cat there is a great chance that at some point you will need to know how to remove urine from the carpet.

Urine left to dry will still smell as bacteria break it down creating a pungent ammonia.

Firstly, locate the affected area.
This may not be so easy to find if the urine has already started to dry.  The most accurate method to locate the tainted area is by using a black/UV light; eliminate all other light sources and the black/UV light will highlight the afected area.

Next, soak up as much urine as possible.
Using disposable paper towels dab on the area repeatedly until the towel comes up dry.  The more urine you remove at this stage the more successful the the end result will be.  Do not rub the carpet as this will make the urine penetrate deeper.

Soak the area with urine remover.
If you purchase a remover be sure it is an Enzymatic cleaner as this will break down the urine and help to eliminate the smell.
You can also use home-made products just as effectively, here are two options:
  1. Mix 3x parts vinegar to 1x water
  2. 200ml Hydrogen Peroxide, a squirt of dish soap & 1x tbs of Baking Soda
Saturate the affected area with either of the above solutions, working it deep into the rug using an old towel.

You may want to test the solution on an inconspicuous area first to ensure there is no colour transfer.

Rinse off.
Using clean warm water and a fresh towel, clean the area to remove the solution from the carpet.

Once the carpet has dried vacuum the area to remove any dried remnants.

****Be sure NOT to use bleach****

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