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How To Get Pee Smell Out Of Carpet

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Did you ever have an embarrassing moment when your dog went to the bathroom on your carpet and you just couldn’t get the smell out. It can be difficult to remove the smell of pee from your carpet, but it isn’t impossible if you use these seven steps to get that smell out of your carpet. They may require some elbow grease, but they are worth it. You will be able to walk across your carpet without being reminded of Fido’s little accident every time you step down.

7 Ways to Get the Smell of Pee Out of a Carpet

1) Deodorize With Baking Soda

Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) is an all-natural deodorizer. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet and wait for it to absorb all odors, then vacuum. The baking soda will leave your home smelling fresh. You can also wipe down the areas with baking soda using clean water when you rinse. You’ll remove any lingering odors and stains that may be present on your carpet. Baking soda is one of many simple, cost-effective ways to keep the urine smell out of carpets.

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2) Test For Color Fastness

Before trying any of these techniques, it’s smart to test your carpet first. In other words, mix up some hydrogen peroxide and food coloring (green works best) and apply it with a sponge or brush. Let that sit for at least two hours, then do a smell test. If your nose can still detect something lingering in there the longer you let it soak, the better move on to another technique until you find one that works for you. Then call your landlord and get him or her to cover it. Or buy some new flooring you won’t be able to smell pee through wood floors anyway.

3) Remove Tough Stains with Vinegar

Vinegar is one of those multi-purpose home staples that you can use for more than just making salad dressing and pickling vegetables. It’s good at neutralizing odors in carpets, especially when they’re caused by strong, acidic bodily fluids like urine or vomit. Simply mix vinegar with cold water (1 cup vinegar to 1-gallon cold water) in a bowl and soak your carpet with it. Then blot up excess liquid until your carpet is barely damp. Finally, vacuum as usual, preferably on an area rug or on a part of your carpet that no one will walk on until it dries completely.

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4) Neutralize Odors with Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is useful for odor removal in carpets because it’s powerful and inexpensive. Plus, when mixed with water, it makes oxygen and that’s what bacteria need to live. Try mixing one part hydrogen peroxide with two parts water, and then applying directly to an affected area. Blot with a clean cloth until no more liquid can be absorbed. Let dry completely before walking on the carpet again, you should notice improvement right away. While hydrogen peroxide is generally safe for all types of carpets (so long as you keep pets out of affected areas). It could bleach some colors if left on too long. So, if you have sensitive carpeting, make sure that area dries completely before using or walking on your carpet again.

5) Spray with Enzyme Spray

Enzyme sprays are often used for pet stains. They’re quite effective at removing urine smells, but if you don’t have one handy, you can use a solution of vinegar and water instead. The enzymes in these sprays break down proteins left behind by pets after they’ve gone to potty, vinegar works similarly, in that it breaks down uric acid crystals (the cause of urine’s scent). Spraying with both should do the trick but be sure to give your carpet a good enough soaking so it penetrates those fibers. Letting it dry completely before you go back over it with clean water will make sure any remaining liquid is absorbed rather than spread around on your flooring.

6) Sprinkle Activated Charcoal Powder

If you have pets, chances are you’ve been faced with a urine smell coming from the carpet. The smell is difficult to remove, but luckily various products can help solve your problem. One of these products is activated charcoal powder, which absorbs and traps offensive odors including pet odors in carpets and on fabrics. To deal with these smells, sprinkle some charcoal powder in areas where pets tend to urinate or rest their heads. You may need several treatments before you eliminate all traces of odor. Especially if strong scents (such as ammonia) are mixed in with it – but over time your carpet will become odor-free again.

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7) Vacuum the Spot Thoroughly

This can be hard to do, but it’s important. If there’s urine that has seeped into your carpet, try removing as much as you can by blotting up moisture and using a wet vac. After that, run over the spot with your vacuum for at least 15 minutes. You might not be able to remove all of it, but you should be able to clean up quite a bit before you apply odor removers or other treatments. If there is still a strong smell after vacuuming, repeat these steps until there is no more smell left in your carpeting. When you’re done cleaning up urine from carpets: stand back and take pride in what you’ve accomplished.

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