Removing pet stains from your floors and furniture can be difficult, and at times near impossible. However, by using the right cleaner, it is possible to tackle the stain and odor left behind by pet urine. Below you will find the tools needed for each surface and the steps to clean them.
Towels or absorbent rags
To blot up any liquid, place a towel over the spot and step on it, gently at first and slowly increasing pressure until you’re putting your full weight down.
Change to a fresh towel as necessary, continuing until no more liquid is coming up.
Apply a bacteria/enzyme digester, following the directions on the container.
Put plastic over it and step on the spot until the area is fully saturated.
Leave the plastic over it and let the solution sit for as long as the directions dictate.
If it’s a spot where accidents occur frequently, you may need to neutralize the odor after using the enzyme digester. Mix one cup of vinegar to one gallon of warm water, rinse the area, and apply the digester again.
If the stain or odor remains, consider calling a professional deodorizing specialist to extract the carpet and place the pad underneath.
Place paper towels over the stained area so it is fully covered.
Spray hydrogen peroxide on the towels until they are damp.
Let them sit on the stained area for a few hours, or until the hydrogen peroxide dries out.
Remove the paper towels and sprinkle baking soda over the area to remove moisture and odor from the wood.
Let the baking soda sit for about an hour.
Clean up the baking soda and check the floor for dampness. If there’s any moisture left, sprinkle more baking soda and let it sit for an additional 30 minutes.
If the stain remains, repeat the process.
If the urine is still wet, blot up as much as possible with a paper towel.
Mix 1 cup of warm water and 2 tbsp of white vinegar in a spray bottle.