Fido Had An Accident? Tackle Tough Urine Stains With These Tips!

As much as you adore your dog, coming home to a pool of urine in the carpet is no fun at all. If not treated effectively, dog urine can leave a lingering odor that is extremely difficult to get rid of and can cause your dog to have more accidents in the same spot. There are certainly several good options to try to remove dog urine from carpet, however. And when in doubt of your own cleaning results you can always call a local carpet cleaning company to professionally clean your carpet.

What to Do First
Upon discovery, your best bet for complete dog pee small removal is by following these steps. 

  • Begin cleaning immediately. The longer you wait the longer bacteria begins to take hold and establish a serious odor.
  • Soak up as much of the urine as possible using rags or paper towels.
  • Always blot carpeting rather than rubbing.

Tackling the Stain
There are three possible options for directly removing dog urine from your carpet. 

1. DIY 
Using a solution of equal parts vinegar and water has been shown to be effective. The key is to liberally apply the solution so that it will soak into all of the fibers of the carpet. After the solution of vinegar and water has been scrubbed in and has dried sprinkle baking soda over the area. Leave the baking soda to sit, and then vacuum it up after a few minutes.

2. Commercial Cleaners
There are numerous commercial cleaners on the market that work well. You just need to be sure that it is an enzyme based cleaner as that is the most successful at dog pee small removal. Remember, the most important aspect of cleaning dog urine stains is to neutralize the odor. Good cleaners will react to completely neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine.

3. Professional Cleaners
If a dog has an accident in one location he will likely pee there again unless the odor is completely removed. Ultimately it can be difficult to completely remove any trace of urine from carpeting yourself as the liquid will quickly soak down through the carpeting and even to the floor beneath. Calling your local carpet cleaning company, therefore, is the single most successful way to get rid of pet stains. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help you clean your carpets.