How To Clean Dog Urine Stains From The Carpet
Taking care of a dog is not a walk in the park. Other than having to go through hours of training, you have to take care of all his business. Granted, a dog does not have hands or a sense of responsibility. This means you have to always clean up after him. Feeding, grooming, sleeping, exercising, and all other aspects all become part of your job description.
Other than scratches on furniture and chewed up fabrics, the next disgusting thing is urine stains. Before your dog is well trained, you have a lot of cleaning up to do, and part of it includes getting rid of stains from different surfaces. If you are such one frustrated dog owner.
Here are a few tips on how to clean dog urine stains from your carpet:
Soak Up the Urine
Soon after you notice the pee, make an effort to soak up any excess urine from the carpet. Use a cotton cloth or paper towels to do so. The idea is to absorb as much urine as possible. You can use a firm item, like a shoe to help soak out as much liquid as possible.
At this point, you should already be appreciating the value of the best dog beds for your dog. At least then, the pee can be on their bed instead of your carpet.
Use Vinegar and Water
Vinegar and water is your best shot at making sure the stain is not permanent. Take a clean bowl and mix equal amounts of vinegar and water. The concentration of vinegar should not be too strong or too weak. While at it, make sure you make enough of the solution. You want it to be sufficient to get through to the core fibers of the carpet.
Scrub With a Brush
With your solution ready, have a scrubbing brush on standby. Pour the solution generously on the affected spot. Ensure it gets through deep to the carpet. At this, use the scrubbing brush to brush off the stain. The bristles of the brush will further help to get the solution through the carpet’s fibers. The vinegar in the solution will help neutralize the ammonia present in the urine.
Blot Out the Liquid
At this point, you have a mixture of urine, water, and vinegar. Blot out all of it with a clean cotton towel of paper towels. Soak out as much fluid as possible. After that, let the area dry completely.
Use Baking Soda
Once the stained area is dry, pour an appropriate amount of baking soda on the spot. The amount you use will depend on how widespread the stain is. The baking soda is great for brightening up the stain to restore it to its color. Let it sit for a few minutes before you scrub it off.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide and Dishwashing Detergent
This step is very important if you still feel the stain is resistant. Hydrogen peroxide will also help in brightening the stain and restoring the original color of the carpet. However, you want to use a little of it, lest you bleach the patch and make it different from the rest of the carpet. Mix a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide with dishwashing detergent and smear the mixture on the stained part of the carpet.
Let the solution sit for a while, then use a scrubbing brush to clean it off. This step should totally get rid of the stain. Afterward, allow the area to dry.
The final step will give you the perfect finish for the spot. Vacuum the spot to get rid of any debris that is stuck. This will also make sure that the spot is completely dry.
Next time you think about going through all these steps, you will take up the initiative to train your dog.