carpet cleaning animal urine

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No matter how subservient your dog may be, and how carefully you observe your potty-break schedule, sometimes peeing happens.

And it happens when you least expect. Whether on a hardwood floor or on the carpet, prompt action should be taken to ensure that the urine won’t leave an awful smell or lasting impression. Even if you notice a dried urine stain or puddle, there are certain things you can still do to eliminate the smell.

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Urine Stains on the carpet/ fabric

Did your dog just pee on the carpet? Now what? Fortunately, you probably have the right equipment for the job at hand. Cover the wet spot with paper towels and then place a thick layer newspaper layer over that. You can then try standing on the paper for several minutes to boost the absorption of urine or just allow the paper to rest until most the dog urine is soaked up. Then take out all the paper and thoroughly rinse the area with cold water. Dry up the place with a wet vac or towel.

And then…..
Once you have blotted up most of the liquid, the next thing is to remove the bad scent. And for this, baking soda is your best weapon. Spread it thinly and evenly across all the damp spots, being vigilant not to exceed the limit; about ¼ cup is sufficient for most stains. Allow the baking soda to sit all night, and then vacuum meticulously. You might have to vacuum the area severally until it feels clean and fresh.

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Use vinegar

Another method entails the use of vinegar, a great household staple.

In a spray bottle, blend some distilled white vinegar with a cup of water and two tablespoons of baking soda. Shake it thoroughly to mix the constituents, and then spray the mixture on the stain. Allow some time, and then blot up with towels until it’s clean.


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