It can be difficult to eliminate the odor of pet urine from your carpet in certain situations. If it has seeped through to all the layers of the carpet fiber, it is necessary to remove or neutralize it through all the layers to effectively eliminate the odor. If the extent of the damage is more severe, replacing the padding might be the next best option; remaining odor can seep into other porous items within your household if left untreated.
How to Clean the Carpet
Follow these steps if your pet just urinated on a carpeted area:
- Soak up as much of the urine as possible using paper towels and newspapers before it dries.
- Reinforce the proper urinating area for your pet by taking the soaked materials to the litter box or outside. Make sure you are positive and not expressing anger, as you do this.
- Wash the stained area with cold water and dry the area as best you can with a wet vacuum.
- Ensure any traces of chemicals used before have been removed entirely. Neutralizing cleaners will act on these chemicals instead of the urine, wasting precious time and resources. It is imperative to thoroughly wash, rinse and dry the area with cold water.
- Finally, use a high quality pet odor neutralizer to eliminate the odor. If you are unsatisfied, use any strong carpet stain remover.
- If the urine has soaked into the padding underneath the carpet, you may just have to replace that part of the padding and carpet.
Remember, patience, positive reinforcement and treats for urinating in the appropriate areas are part of the process to teach your pet proper household behavior.
If you have noticed any particularly difficult stains in your carpet, you may need to have them professionally treated. For the professional help you need for your most difficult stains, contact the Austin carpet cleaning experts at WOW Total Cleaning today by calling 512-291-0048.