Did you know that steam cleaning pet stains can actually make them smell worse? Heat can permanently set odors by bonding proteins into carpet fibers. Luckily, there is an inexpensive and effective way to remove urine stains from carpet without making them any worse.
Warning: Although this method should be harmless to your carpets coloring, we recommend that you test your carpet for fading in an area that won’t show before applying this pet stain removal method.
• Baking Soda
• White Vinegar
• Room Temperature Water
• Regular Liquid Dishwashing Detergent (make sure it does not contain washing soda)
• 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (be sure to use only 3%)
• Clean Ones Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves
If the stain is still wet. Absorb it by stepping on several layers of paper towels to soak up as much as you possibly can. Repeating this several times until no more urine can be soaked up.
Mix together a solution of 50% White Vinegar and 50% room temperature water. Use a generous amount of this solution to reach the fibers deep down. With a scrubbing brush, agitate, working the solution in to the deepest carpet fibers.
Blot the area using paper towels.
Repeat step 2 and 3, adding dishwashing detergent this time.
When the area has almost dried, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over the stained area.
Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.
Put on a pair of Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves and slowly pour the mixture over the baking powder. Working the baking soda well in to the carpet using your fingers or a sponge.
Ventilate the room or turn on a fan to allow the carpet to dry.
Once carpet is dried, vacuum thoroughly.