Simple Steps for the Removal of Pet Urine Stains

Even the best trained pet is capable of the occasional accident. If this happens in your home, you need to take the following steps to be sure urine stain and odor do not ruin your carpet.

The first steps is to apply a poultice. You want to absorb as much of the wetness as possible with wet towels or layers of paper towel. First moisten the towels under cool water. Then place them on the carpet stain and cover with a heavy object. A large book (protected in a plastic bag) or an iron pan works nicely. The weight will press the damp towels into the carpet while the moisture will soak up the urine.

Allow at least 10 minutes for the towels to absorb the urine. If it has been there for any length of time, it has likely soaked down into the underlying pad as well. If so, you need to make your poultice cover a larger area, at least fifty percent wider than the visible stain. You may even need to re-wet and repeat the procedure.

After you have absorbed as much of the urine as possible, spray the area with an enzymatic cleaner. This will help break down the proteins in the urine that cause the offensive odor. Doing this will also serve to avoid your pet’s being drawn to that particular spot for future use.

Leave the cleanser on your carpet for several hours. A note of caution here: Each product is a little different so be sure to read the instructions before using and know the material with which you are dealing, i.e., wool requires different treatment than cotton or a blend.

After this soaking, apply a final poultice. You may want to leave this overnight. Allow the area to dry thoroughly and then vacuum. You may want to precede this last step with a good steam cleaning either by a or by renting a steam cleaner from a home improvement store.

The important thing to remember is to try to eliminate even the most subtle odor as your pet will otherwise be drawn to that spot. Following these instructions should ensure success in eliminating both stain and odor to your carpet