Removing Cat Urine Stains from Your Carpet
What happens if you’ve waited too long, and the stain has already started to set in? If you leave your cat at home for the weekend or the stain is in a remote area, it can be easy for this to happen. Stains that have already set in definitely take a bit of elbow grease to get rid of, but you can still eliminate the smell and stain if you do it correctly.
What You Will Need
- Carpet Cleaner
- Paper Towels
- Club Soda
- Enzymatic Cleaner
- If you have carpet cleaner, go ahead and spray that over the area, allowing it to sit for the recommended amount of time (usually an hour or so) before blotting it up. With urine stains of any type, you should blot, not scrub, because the pressure can push the stain deeper into your carpet. If you don’t have carpet cleaner, a couple of drops of dish detergent and some water will do the same thing; allow the mixture to sit for an hour or two.
- Take time to rinse the area by blotting it with a wet sponge. Then, get some club soda. This sounds strange, but the carbonation and sugars in the soda will eat away at the stain and, also help to make it smell better. Allow the club soda to sit for about a half an hour, and then soak it up by blotting.
- Spray some of the enzymatic cleaner over the affected area. Even on older stains, these cleaners can help to get rid of any of the stain that is still lurking. It will also help with any odor that may have resulted from the urine stain.