When animals have accidents on your carpet, the smell can be nearly impossible to eliminate. The pungent odor lingers long even after cleaning it, and it can even reoccur after vanishing for a while. Getting rid of the smell of dog and cat urine in the carpet can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.
Blot the Stain
Using clean white cloths, gently blot at the area to remove all traces of urine. Continue applying heavy pressure until you are unable to pull up any liquid. Paper towels are highly absorbent and can be used. You can also use a heavy object to apply pressure for a longer period, allowing the towel to absorb and remove more urine. Never rub at the stain for any reason. Rubbing will work it deeper into the fibers and may spread it to a larger area.
If you have access to a steam cleaner, you can also use the powerful suction to remove all traces of the urine. You will have to go slowly, allowing time for the suction to work and effectively remove the urine. Once you have removed all traces of urine, you can go over the area again with some warm water. Take care to move across the area slowly, so the steam cleaner will have time to pull the water out of the rug. If possible, turn off the brushes while extracting the liquids.
Diluted with water, white vinegar is very effective at breaking down the remaining proteins and removing the odor. Before using the vinegar, test it on an inconspicuous spot for color fastness. Apply a generous amount of vinegar and water, allowing it to soak into the fibers. Using clean towels or a wet vacuum, remove the liquid completely.
A sprinkling of baking soda will absorb odors. Spread it through the contaminated area, allow it absorb the odors for a few hours and then vacuum it out. Repeat the process as necessary until the odor vanishes and does not return. When vacuuming the carpet afterwards, be sure to continue vacuuming until you have removed all the baking soda.
Household solutions aren’t the best option for expensive area rugs, particularly hand-made masterpieces that cost a small fortune. The process is time-consuming, and you have to take care not to damage the knots or fade the colors. Professionals like the team at High Quality Carpet Cleaning have access to the best chemicals available. Completely safe and appropriate for removing pet urine odor, these chemicals will leave your carpet looking bright and smelling fresh.
Another benefit of trusting the job to the professionals is that they have access to better equipment. High Quality Carpet Cleaning has powerful cleaning agents and equipment with incredible suction action. We are able to effectively treat stains, remove odors and leave your carpet as dry as possible. You don’t have to get rid of the rug to eliminate the odor. With immediate treatment and a little assistance, you can save your rug and still enjoy a fresh smell in the home.