How To Remove Urine From Carpets

Pets bring so much joy to us.
But one part of being a pet parent that is not the most pleasant is the rare accident… That leaves you with urine on the carpet

Luckily, you can completely remove both the stain and smell from your carpet with the right steps – giving your home that nice and fresh feeling back.

And throughout this article, we will take a look at how to remove urine from carpets

Urine Removal: How To Remove Urine From Carpets

Here are the steps to remove Urine from carpets:

  1. Dab the area (Urgent) 
  2. Apply Vinegar
  3. Apply Baking Soda
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide & Dish Detergent or Fabreeze

Let’s dive into a more detailed look at the steps of the Urine removal tutorial.  

Step 1: Dab The Area If Still Wet (Urgent)

The first and most urgent step is to dab the area using a cloth (or paper towel) if the carpet area is still wet.


Doing so would only rub the urine into the carpet, which is more likely to make the stain permanent. 

Step 2: Vinegar

Next, we’ll want to create eco-friendly carpet cleaning products.  The reason we want to avoid some off-the-shelve cleaning products is that they contain harmful chemicals. Learn more about this in our recent blog post on eco-friendly carpet cleaning.  The first solution you need to apply is a mix of vinegar and water. Vinegar Is made from acetic acid, powerful enough to dissolve the urine in your carpet. You can use any container to mix the solution. From there, you can pour the solution onto your carpet and scrub it very lightly. Make sure to let the area dry completely before moving on to the next step. 

Step 3: Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the best DIY products you can use to remove the smell from the stain. Cover the spot in a thick layer of baking soda, and cover it with a damp towel. Let the damp towel and the baking soda sit there for 24 hours before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Hydrogen Peroxide & Dish Detergent or Fabreeze 

Finally, we need a little finisher step which may be optional depending on how strong the stain is. But this step will help you get the targeted area smelling nice and fresh again and neutralize the remains of the stain. Choose one or both of the methods suggested down below. 

Hydrogen Peroxide & Dish Detergent

Mix water with hydrogen peroxide and a small amount of dish soap. Then use it to scrub the area gently – this will help remove the last smells.  Once the solution has dried, you can also vacuum the targeted area. 

Febreze or Alternative 

You can also freshen up with some Febreze Odor Eliminator or a similar alternative. This should help get the smell out of the carpet, so you have a nice and fresh smell again.

Final Thoughts: Consider Getting Professionals In

We hope you have enjoyed our guide on how to remove urine from carpets.  Lastly, If you are trying to combat an old stain or simply can’t remove it – it’s worth getting professional cleaning help to get your home feeling cozy again. Here at Healthy Carpets Now, we offer eco-friendly carpet cleaning services that Get The Job Done. And yes, our carpet cleaning is also 100% natural, so you don’t risk causing allergic reactions. You can learn more using the button below. 

How To Remove Urine From Carpets

Watch the following video to see how Healthy Carpets removes urine with just a few simple steps.

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