With pets, accidents happen and often they happen on carpets. Whether you are potty training your puppy, or just dealing with your pet’s bad habits. Some of our furry friends occasionally slip, whereas others urinate on the carpet more frequently. Dog urine contains a strong ammonia odour that can stink up the entire home and if not treated correctly can leave some nasty stains behind. However, there is no need to panic. Here is what you need to know about removing dog urine from carpets and the distinctive odour it creates.
Best stain remover for dog pee on carpet
The market is filled with commercial pet stain removers, deodorisers and air fresheners to help remove pet urine stains from the carpet. Some cleaning products work better than others, so it’s important to keep an eye on the ingredients to determine which cleaner is right for you.
Products that use more traditional methods of cleaning, often use harsh chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, sodium lauryl sulfate or other toxic ingredients. As a result, these can be harmful to pets, people and our planet. You might want to think twice about using these in your home. On the other hand, natural pet odour enzyme sprays often use active bacteria that are ineffective soon after you buy them. Consequently, then fail to remove the urine smell from your home.
The best option is using a plant-powered formula that is super effective, non-toxic and long lasting. Good Scruff Stain & Odour Remover works fast to remove stains and completely eliminates odour at the source… for good! Our plant-powered formula effortlessly handles even the toughest pet messes, without the need for toxic chemicals. No stain stands a chance with this one! Making it an easy, healthy choice for pets, family and our planet.
So, how can you remove the dog urine odor from your carpets? Try this proven method for cleaning up stains and to safe your carpet.
How to quickly get dog urine stains out of carpet?
Clean up any pet urine that’s still wet. The best defense is to absorb as much as you can with a dry towel as soon you see an accident. If urine dries, it stains the carpet and bacteria can start to grow in the affected area (producing the foul odour). To best remove the stain, place a layer of several paper towels over the wet area of the carpet. Press firmly into the stain using an old shoe or something disposable to soak up as much excess moisture as possible. Removing wet dog pee reduces urine smell.
How to remove dog urine smell from carpet?
Though we all love our pets, we surely don’t love the stains they leave when they have an accident, right? Fortunately, there is a quick way to remove dog urine from carpet. If you notice a wet spot that may have happened earlier in the day, chances are that the urine stain may have been sitting there for a while. As soon as you discover it, it’s important to clean it right away.
Follow these steps to remove dog urine and the distinctive smell from your carpet, without using harsh chemicals that may be harmful to you or your pup. Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible.
Spray soiled areas including the edges of the stain. In addition, for rugs and upholstery make sure to saturate backing and padding. That way the solution can reach the lower fibers in the carpet to completely neutralise the area.
Allow the product to soak for 2-3 minutes. The plant-powered formula neutralises the ammonia smell and break down the molecules that make up the urine and bacteria that feed on it. Making it a good choice for cleaning and protecting your carpet.
Using a clean cloth, gently blot and remove excess moisture working from the edge to the center. Avoid scrubbing for best results.
Rinse cloth and area sparingly with water and repeat blotting. After that, allow area to air dry completely before letting children or pets to re-enter the area.
Following these steps should remove the pet or dog pee smell from the carpet. A second application may be necessary for severe, old or stubborn stains on carpeting or fabrics. Before use, always test surfaces to be treated for color fastness by applying to a hidden area. Wait 1 hour, then wipe with cloth. If colour is removed from the test area, do not use our stain and odour remover on those surfaces.
Dog pee stain won’t come out of carpet
Old or severe stains that have not been removed or haven not been removed correctly can cause marks that look like stains but have discoloured the carpet. Please note that this is irreversible. Whilst Good Scruff Stain & Odour Remover will remove the urine and urine smell it can’t remove the discolouring.
If you’re faced with set-in stains or smells you can’t get rid of, you may want to consider calling in a professional, as sometimes spot-removal isn’t enough. Spot cleaning can only get the urine at the face fibers of the carpet. Unfortunately, urine soaks into carpet padding and backing and can even soak into the sub floor. To truly remove all the bacteria and the odours they can create, you may need a professional who is specially trained to remove the most stubborn stains from carpets.