Step By Step Guide – How To Remove Cat Urine From Your Carpet

Coming home to your fluffy feline friend might be the most exciting part of your day, but discovering a little pee deposited right in the middle of your carpet can be the nightmare of many cat owners. But hold on, and do not panic, in a few minutes you can get rid of this stain and its nasty smell. 

Continue reading to learn how to remove cat urine from your carpet using one of our mixtures.

While there are several synthetic carpet cleaners in the market, using them can damage your rug, fade its colour and add unnecessary toxic chemicals to your home environment. Instead, you can use some ingredients already found in your pantry. 

They can be just as quick and effective. Whatever cleaning solution you choose to use, make sure to test it on a small area of your carpet to ensure it won’t cause any damage. 

While the steps of cleaning cat urine can be slightly different, they all follow some basic steps. 

To clean cat urine from your carpet, follow these 3 steps:

Step #1: Dab the area with paper towels to soak up as much urine as possible. You’ll have the best results if you remove the stain right after your pet made it. 

Step # 2: Apply the solution mixture and let it soak in for a couple of minutes. Depending on the product, you’ll need a brush to scrub it and a cold, wet cloth to wipe it.

Step #3: This is optional; you can either let the stain dry on its own or vacuum the area instead. 

Try one of these 3 home made mixtures:

Vinegar and Baking Soda Mixture

The vinegar breaks down bacteria and viruses as well as it neutralizes the ammonia in urine, while the alkaline properties in the baking soda neutralize the uric acid. The combination of these two ingredients weakens the stain, making it easier for removal. 

You will need:

  • Paper towels
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • A spray bottle
  • A scrub brush, optional
  • Vacuum 

*Use the same ratio of vinegar, water and baking soda to adjust the solution to the size of the stain. 

Vinegar, Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Dish Washing Soap Mixture

As mentioned above, vinegar and baking soda alter the pH of the stain, making it easier to be dissolved. At the same time, the dishwashing soap manually removes germs, and hydrogen peroxide kills most bacteria.

Note that mixing vinegar and hydrogen peroxide result in a corrosive chemical that can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, so make sure you wear gloves and avoid the fumes. 

You will need:

  • Paper towel
  • 2/3 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ½ tsp dishwashing soap
  • A spray bottle
  • Vacuum machine

Vodka Mixture

Vodka is a combination of ethanol and water, it is a disinfectant for fungus and bacteria and a powerful solution for oil-based stains. Avoid using this mixture on wood flooring as it can dissolve it. 

You will need:

  • Paper towels
  • A bottle of cheap vodka
  • A spray bottle
  • Vacuum machine

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