Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cleaning up dog urine stains and smells

Do not use ammonia on dog urine it will make it worse. Do not use bleach it will create bad fumes.

First thing to do:

If the surface area is urine soaked you had better first try to soak up the dog urine. Allowing it  to dry will just promote bacterial increase which will increase the odor.
The most effective technique is to lay several sheets of paper towels across the soaked surface area and step upon it in order to absorb a great deal of the dog urine as you potentially may. You might have to do this numerous times till no additional dog urine can be absorbed.
Occasionally dog urine mishaps have already dried out since you didn't discover it earlier. You will be able to discover dried out urine stains upon your carpeting with the help of a black light which are not expensive. The dog urine spots will glow below the ultraviolet illumination in a non lighted room. Naturally, you will be able to save money by not buying a black light. Detect the urine stains by employing the use of your nose. Simply get low on your carpeting and whiff away and detect the unsavory urine scents.
Second thing to do:
Combine a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water. You must apply a good size quantity of this solution to get through to the carpeting fibers deep down. Work the solution into the carpeting with a gentle brushing to guarantee it sinks into the carpeting fibers well.  And then daub the surface area applying the paper towel process above to soak up the vinegar mixture. The vinegar will counteract the ammonia in the dog urine. If you have a wet/dry vacuum suction machine employ that to get rid of surplus wetness.
Third thing to do: 
Once the surface area has dried out or just about dried out scatter a effective fistful of bicarbonate of soda across the unclean surface area.  Combine one-half cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoonful of liquid detergent. Plain liquid detergent is needed. Don't apply caustic dishwashing detergent. Precaution: don't apply hydrogen peroxide that is higher in concentration than 3 Percent. Whitening out might happen with a few carpets using a stronger solution. A little patch try out in a less conspicuous surface area is well-advised prior to continuing.
Study the label with kid gloves. The label will tell the potency.

Fourth thing to do:
Slow and carefully pour out the hydrogen peroxide and dishwasher detergent concoction over the bicarbonate of soda. Instead you'll be able to apply a sprayer bottle of the hydrogen peroxide and diswasher detergent solution. And then work the bicarbonate of soda and hydrogen peroxide concoction substantially into the carpeting with a soft brush or your fingers using a latex or rubberized glove over your hand.

Let the surface area dry out entirely. When the surface area is extremely dried out, vacuum-clean up the bicarbonate of soda. Using a fan or heater might quicken the drying process. Utilize a strong bristled brush to loosen up any remaining bicarbonate of soda to be removed.




  1. Hiya thanks so much for the advice. We have two dogs a cat and a rabbit and want to get the smells/stains sorted! In the past I've been using a professional company to do it (carpet cleaning solihull) but I really want to learn to be a frugal mum :) Thanks again x

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