Friday, 5 December 2014

Tips on how to Remove Dog Urine

No matter how disgusting it sounds, it must be done. Here are some ways by which carpet stain removal will be possible and will help you to remove dog urine from carpet.

Paper Towel

If the puddle is still fresh, then place paper towels on it and soak as much of the pee as you can. This will ensure that the stain does not become deep and set there permanently. It will also ensure that the carpet does not emit a smell.


    Take some white vinegar and mix it in water, in a 50:50 ratio.
    Now take the mixture and pour it over the stain so that it percolates deep into the carpet and covers the entire stain.
    Then take a hard brush and scrub over the area (make sure you use the right pressure so as not to damage the carpet).
    Now blot it with some paper towels.
    The vinegar will act as a neutralizing agent for the ammonia in the dog pee.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

    Take a good amount of (about a handful of) baking soda and pour over the dried stain.
    Then mix 3 % of hydrogen peroxide with some detergent(about 1 tsp).
    Be careful about the type of dish washing liquid you use. Make sue it is not caustic.
    Now pour this mixture over the baking soda.
    Now work this paste into the carpet with your fingers or a brush.
    Let dry and then use a vacuum cleaner on it.


    It might sound pretty unconventional, but take some toothpaste (any will do) and put it on the stain after diluting it with warm water.
    Now take an old toothbrush and scrub the area carefully.

Absorbing Granules

There are certain products in the market that contain absorbing granules in them. These granules have absorbing agents in them that soak up the pee and also act as a cleaning agent.

    Simply take these granules and pour over the wet stain(They work best on a wet stain)
    Let sit for sometime for it to soak all the liquid.
    These will not only remove dog urine smell, but also correct discoloration (if any).

Biological Washing Powder

    Take some biological washing powder and mix it in lukewarm water to turn into paste.
    Take this paste and rub it over the spot.
    Let sit for sometime.
    Then blot with paper towels and vacuum dry.
    This will get rid of the stains and the smell as well. Read more on cleaning products.

Things to Remember

There are certain things that you should keep in mind before trying to remove dog urine from carpet. They are:

  *It is always easier to clean a fresh spot, so try and attack the spot as soon as possible.

  *NEVER us an ammonia based product for stain removal as this will lead to further staining. This is because, dog urine contains ammonia.

  *Always test a small portion of the carpet with the detergent so that you are ensured that the solution itself does not stain.

  *Always get rid of the smell completely, or else your dog might end up peeing on the same spot with an intention of marking his territory.

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