Your pet can be considered a member of your family, but the smell of their urine may be one of the strongest and stinkiest urine odors found on the planet. If your feline family member has decided to forego their litter box and use a carpeted area in your home to urinate, you will need some help removing the smell. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this task:
One the most important steps to cleaning up cat urine when using many types of cleaning products and methods is to soak up as much of the urine as possible. Use an old towel or rag, or a bunch of paper towels and press it down onto the urine in the carpet. It works well to apply as much pressure as possible by pressing your feet with all the pressure from your body weight onto the towel to blot and soak up as much urine. If you have found the urine stain after it has dried, you can continue to the next step in the cleaning process.
Next, sprinkle a large amount of baking soda onto the stained carpet. Cover the stain so the carpeting is completely coated. Baking soda is quite inexpensive, so use as much as you need to for this step. Let the baking soda sit for several hours or overnight to absorb up some of the urine odors. After the wait time, vacuum up the baking soda.
Fill a plastic cup with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and add a few squirts of liquid dish soap and stir to combine them together. Sprinkle more baking soda onto the stain, then pour the hydrogen peroxide and dish soap mixture onto the stain on the carpet. Use a scrub brush to work the combination into the carpet and to clean up any remaining odors. Use a carpet cleaner to clean and suck up the cleaning solution and baking soda.
You can find pet urine enzymatic cleaners at most grocery and pet stores. This special type of cleaner contains actual cultures that, once sprayed upon your urine-stained carpet, will break down the odor producing proteins and eliminate the smell.
First, use your feet or hands with your body weight and a towel or paper towels to blot up as much urine as possible. Then, spray the enzyme cleaner onto the spot, including several inches around the stain to get all the urine that may have spread out within the carpet and padding. Some recommend spraying an area twice the size of the stain to ensure you get it all. Let the cleaner sit and dry naturally within the fibers of the carpet.
Use these two methods to help remove the strong smell of cat urine, or call your carpet cleaning professional to remove the odor.