How to Remove Urine Stains

November 29th, 2016

12321326_1098266146862648_709700410151255227_nIt is possible to remove dog urine from the surfaces inside your home. You just need to do it the right way in order to preserve your floors.

Here’s how to remove dog urine stains and odors properly…

If your dog pees on the carpet…

First, absorb as much of the urine as you can using paper towels right away. The quicker it’s removed, there’s less of a chance that the urine will ruin your carpet or settle into the padding or sub-flooring underneath the carpet.

METHOD #1: Pour a full glass of water onto the spot and then blot it up (don’t rub) with paper towels or a microfiber cloth until you no longer see any yellow. Next, have a brush and carpet cleaner on hand and use them on the spot. Then, spray the spot again with carpet cleaner and vacuum if necessary. Finally, spray the area with something like Rocco & Roxie Stain and Odor Eliminator to remove any remaining stain and smell.

METHOD #2: Soak up urine with a white towel or paper towels. (Blot, don’t rub.) Start with an area just outside of the stain ring and move inward. Rinse the area with water to dilute the urine. Blot again using clean towels. Optional: Rinse the area with club soda, then blot up. Absorb the remaining liquid with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. (Either stand on the towels or place heavy books over them. Be patient; it may take 6 hours to dry.)

If your dog pees on hardwood flooring…

METHOD #1: Place cat litter (the clumping kind is best) directly onto the urine stain. It will immediately soak up all the urine out of the wood. You will even be able to see the litter turn yellow!

METHOD #2: After soaking up the liquid urine with paper towels, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the dog urine stain on the hardwood floor. Let it set overnight to absorb all stains and odors. In the morning, vacuum up the baking soda from your floor. Finally, wipe a small amount of hardwood floor cleaner onto the stained area.

If your dog pees on the furniture…

METHOD #1: Act quickly! Allowing the dog urine to dry will make your furniture stink badly… and for a long time. If you’ve caught it early enough and the fabric cover is all that’s been soiled, then remove it immediately so the urine doesn’t make it into your cushions. Next, soak up the urine from the cover with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. Finally, either have the fabric cover dry cleaned or use a gentle detergent with warm water to remove the stain.

METHOD #2: Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in a bottle. Apply to the soiled areas of your furniture. Cover the stained area with plastic wrap so the cleaning solution will go directly to the stain. After an hour or more, remove the plastic and repeat the entire process if the urine smell still lingers.