How to Remove Dog Urine Stains from Carpets

by Cheryl Dunn

If your dog has left you a surprise on your carpet, fear not! There are ways to eliminate dog urine from your carpet without any stains and odours being left behind. You should never just place any chemical onto a stain and hope that it comes out. There are chemicals that work better than others, and you don't have to sacrifice your beautiful carpets just because you have a dog.

For New Pet Stains

1. Soak up the Urine

One of the first things you need to do is soak up as much of the dog urine as you can with a clean rag or paper towels. The more fresh urine that you can soak up from the carpet, the better. You can blot the area, or you can use your foot and stand on the paper towels to absorb as much as possible.

Repeat the process until there is little to no more urine being extracted from the carpet.

2. Clean the Accident Area

Now you will need to rinse the accident area with cold water and then blot it again like you did in the first step. Always remember to blot and never rub it in, otherwise you are worsening the stain.

3. Apply a Cleaner

You can now apply your cleaner to the area and allow it to begin to work. Thoroughly clean up the area once the cleaner is done setting and allow the area to dry.

For Set Pet Stains

1. Wet the Stain

The first thing you want to do is wet the stain with cold water by pouring a small amount of water around the stain and then move towards the centre.

2. Spray Your Cleaner

While the stain is still wet, apply the cleaner to the area and allow it to sit for the minimum amount of time as directed on the bottle or overnight.

3. Lay Paper Towels

After you have let the area sit, lightly wet a paper towel and blot up the mess. Continue to do so until the mess is dry.

Other Options for Cleaning a Pet Mess

There are other approaches to cleaning up your pet's mess, and you can rent a steam cleaner to help aid in the clean-up process. In addition to a steam cleaner, you can hire a professional steam cleaning carpet cleaning company, like Chris Home Cleaning Services, that has the best products available for this type of clean-up job. They will be able to get the carpet as clean and fresh-smelling as possible.