Urine carpet stains, how to remove
Has pooch decided to deposit urine on your carpet? Not only is this a nuisance but can
damage your carpet if not treated correctly.
We recommend calling a professional carpet cleaning company for efficient removal of urine. Urine may cause a yellow discoloration that may remain.
Here are some tips for urine carpet stains –
- Patience is the key. It’s better to attempt removal in stages.
- Household chemicals generally won’t get rid of urine stains and smells. It might be possible to buy an enzyme cleaner or call in a professional carpet cleaning company.
- Try the enzyme treatment on a small, not-visible surface first to make sure it won’t harm the finish on the surface you want to treat.
- Be careful with hot soapy water on wool carpets, as it can cause shrinkage.
- It may be difficult to locate the exact area so be prepared to get down on bended knees!
- Thoroughly soak the stains with an enzyme cleaner. Repeat the applications if necessary – sometimes several times. It takes awhile for the enzyme to work.
- Remember that animals like to revisit places where they have been. White Vinegar may discard your pet from revisiting the area.
Enzyme digesters are a dormant friendly bacteria – the enzymes break the urine down. When the urine is gone the bacteria die and you should have a clean carpet.
Enzymes can work over a course of several days, therefore you need to be prepared that the carpet may change over a period of time, so expect improvements over several days. Natural carpets such as 100% wool fibre may remove the urine deposit but more than likely this may leave some permanent staining.