From Five Star Carpet Cleaning & Restoration in Gilbert, AZ
Pet urine can be one of the most difficult stains to remove from carpet. This is because the urine usually penetrates all the way down into the carpet’s backing and padding. Here are a few ways to remove urine stains from your carpet.
Removing New Pet Urine Stains
1. Absorb the urine. Use wet paper towels, layered and topped by some kind of weight, to quickly absorb fresh puddles. Run the towels under cool water, then wring them out so they're damp but not dripping, and place them over the stain completely. Put something heavy on top. The moisture will help soak up the urine, while the weight presses the towels down into the carpet. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes.
2. After you've removed the towels, pour a small amount of cold water over the spot again. Start pouring just outside the perimeter of the stain, slowly moving toward the center. This will prevent the water from spreading the urine out into an even wider circle. Allow the water to work through the stain for about a minute.
3. Apply an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle or BioKleen to the wet area. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
4. If you don't have an enzymatic cleaner use white vinegar or regular hydrogen peroxide. Spray on the wet area and allow to sit for a few minutes. Then soak up with weighted paper towels.
Removing Old Pet Urine Stains
1. Finding old stains. You might have a general idea of where old stains might be. The pet urine should show up as a yellow or greenish color. For better results, wait for night, or make the room as dark as possible and use a long ultraviolet or black light to locate urine. The urine stains will shine like neon on your carpet. Be sure to mark them with blue painter's tape as you find them.
2. The vacuum method. Pour some cold water on the stain and immediately vacuum it up with a wet/dry vacuum. Repeat as necessary to remove the discoloration. Do not let the water sit: suck it up immediately. For tough stains, add a bit of salt to the water. Never add soap, the residue will attract dirt.
3. The baking soda and vinegar method. Spray the area with vinegar, then thinly sprinkle on baking soda to coat the area. Cover with weighted paper towels for 24 hours. Rinse the area thoroughly with cold water and dry again with weighted paper towels.
4. If your attempts didn't remove the pet urine stain or odor completely, consider hiring a professional to do the job for you. Make sure they have cleaning products designed for pet stains.
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