Let’s say you got help up in that meeting or at your work place, and your dog couldn’t help it but get the perfect spot on your carpet to pee. Every homeowner with a pet has had some experience close to this ad there’s no need to worry. There are a few things that can help you neutralize the pet urine odor.
First of all, you should clean up pet urine before it dries to prevent it from staining the carpet and encouraging bacteria growth. You can use a layer of several paper towels to remove the stain on the wet area of your carpet. Allow the paper towel to absorb as much of the urine as possible by soaking up the urine. That’s the first step towards reducing pet urine odor. Here are a few other steps on how you can neutralize the urine smell:
- Start by creating a vinegar cleaning solution using water and vinegar (ration of one to one). Vinegar will help you remove the ammonia smell of urine without affecting the fibers of your carpet. It, therefore, helps to protect your carpet while still neutralizing the smell of pet urine.
- Apply the vinegar solution on the affected area of your carpet making sure it reaches the lower carpet fibers. Allow for about 10 minutes so that the carpet can absorb the vinegar solution.
- You can now soak up the as much of the solution as possible using a layer of paper towels
- The carpet should take several hours to become dry. Once it’s almost dry go ahead and some baking soda on the affected area so as it can absorb any remaining odor. Give the baking soda about fifteen minutes before vacuuming the area.
Another option that homeowners consider when they need to remove urine stains from their carpets is the commercial pet stain remover. If you’ve tried using baking soda and vinegar but nothing seems to change, consider using commercial pet stain removers, air fresheners and deodorizers. Note that the type of your carpet (natural or synthetic) may affect the effectiveness of some cleaning products. It’s therefore, important that you go through the label on the cleaning products to be sure you’re choosing the one that will get rid of pet urine odor from your carpet.