When you have a pet, accidents happen, especially when they’re little and not fully trained. There are a number of reasons why a cat or a dog might leave you an unpleasant present on the carpet but we’re only going to focus on the ways in which you can get rid of the stains and the smell.
First of all, get rid of the excess urine on the carpet. Try to remove as much as possible to make easier to clean the rest. It’s also important to clean the stain as soon as possible. Blot the area with a paper towel.Then you need to also use a cleaning solution. You can make it yourself. Mix white vinegar and white in equal quantities and apply the mixture with a spray bottle. Be careful not to oversaturate the carpet because then the urine will get deeper into the padding and it will become impossible to get rid of.
You can also find such cleaners in pet stores. Make sure you use it correctly and follow the instructions carefully. Avoid steam cleaners as the intense heat can cause odors to set into the fibers.
After you’ve cleaned the area, apply some baking soda on the stain as well. Sprinkle it onto the carpet and it will absorb the remaining liquid as well as the smell. Let it sit for an hour or so and then vacuum it up.
Another option is to make a paste out of half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, a cup of baking soda and a few drops of dish liquid. Let it sit until it dries and vacuum up the residue.
Or make a citrus-enzyme cleaner using 7 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 ½ ups of lemon and orange peels or scraps, a liter of water and a bottle or a clan container. This mixture will help break down the stain and the odor.
Once the area is clean and fresh, keep the cat or the dog out of the room or find a way to prevent it from using the same area again. If you notice the problem persists, perhaps your pet has a health problem and should be checked out. Or maybe you need to retrain it to use the litter box or the toilet.