Are you having trouble removing the lingering dog pee smell from your carpet? There’s hope! Getting rid of those odors and stains isn’t as complicated as you might think. With a few simple steps, your carpet can look and smell great again.
While it’s fresh
- Find the pee! First, track down the source of the smell. And do it quickly. Carpets absorb quickly! The longer the dog pee sits there, the worse it’s going to smell.
- Soak up the urine. Once you’ve located the dog pee spot, you’ll want to use paper towels or wet rags to soak up the urine, absorbing as much as possible. If you’ve got an extracting wet vac on hand, feel free to use that.
- Neutralize the smell Then you’re going to want to douse the spot with an enzymatic cleaner or simply make your own cleaning solution by combining (white or apple cider) vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio. Because the vinegar is acidic, it will neutralize the bacteria in the dog pee, offsetting its odor. Vinegar is pet safe, effective, cheap, and eco friendly. Let the vinegar solution sit for 3-5 minutes or carefully follow the instructions on the cleaning product’s label.
- Try some DIY baking soda cleaning! Sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar mixture. This is the exciting part because the baking soda will react with the vinegar, creating a sort of foam. This will further aid in neutralizing the dog pee smell. Cover the baking soda vinegar spot with a damp towel for 24 hours, then rinse with clean water and vacuum if necessary.
- Freshen up. For additional freshness, try using Febreze Fabric Pet Odor Eliminator once it’s completely dry. A nice way to end your battle with dog urine in your carpet. Source: HomemadeSimple
When it’s dried
To get dried dog urine out of a carpet, combine one part vinegar with one part water, then pour some of the solution onto the affected area. Scrub the dried urine stain with a soft brush and blot the area with a towel until it is completely dry. Source: MyMove
Tips to prevent it from happening again
Here are some tips for pet owners trying to train their dogs to avoid peeing on carpets:
- Be consistent. Potty training for pets requires regular attention. With time and positive reinforcement, dogs learn good behavior.
- Remove odors. Pet odors attract dogs and suggest that it’s okay to pee there again. Clean any pet urine stains or smells to break the cycle.
- Consult a vet. Talk to your vet if your pet continues to make messes despite regular training. Ask your vet if any medical issues might be the source of your dog’s peeing problems. Source: Masterclass
If the problem persists or you need more assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have all the tools required to get rid of pesky odors and stains on your carpets.