If you have the privilege of owning a dog or cat in your home that primarily spends most of its time indoors, there is always the possibility that they can have an accident such as urinating on your carpet. This will happen more with dogs than cats, but regardless of its origin, urine is a very difficult staying to remove from carpets, especially if they are brightly colored. Here are some simple steps that you can take in order to remove pet urine stains on the carpet in your home.
The first step of the process, especially if it is fresh, is to get several paper towels layered one on top of the other and then a heavy object should be placed on top (A gallon jug of water works well). If you have access to a wet vac, use it to extract as much moisture as possible and then follow up with the paper towels. If the spot has already dried use paper towels moistened with water instead of dry. This will allow a large portion of the urine to be absorbed into the paper towels, preventing it from staining your carpet even further. The next step is to remove the paper towels after a few minutes, and pour water on the area again. You should start from the outside edge of the area where the urine has been deposited, moving toward the center. This will prevent the urine from being spread out further as a result of pouring on more water. After about 60 seconds, you need to use an enzymatic cleanser that is specifically designed to eliminate the compounds contained within urine that cause it to smell. This will break down the proteins that cause the odor, and will also prevent your pet from urinating in the same place again. You must leave the area for several hours, allowing this chemical process to occur. Once done, soak up the remaining water and cleanser into paper towels, and use a steam cleaner to finish the job.
By following these simple steps, you will not only reduce the probability of having a stain in your carpet caused by urine from your pet. It will also reduce the amount of odor that is typically associated with urine, and also help prevent the stain from being permanent.