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How To Remove Pet Urine From Carpet


Pet Urine


To clean pet urine from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

Fresh Urine

1.  Soak the area liberally with cold water.  Blot dry with paper towels.  Re-soak and re-dry area until the urine has been removed from the carpet.

2.  Use a detergent solution.  Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.

Old Urine

1. Use a detergent solution. Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water. Make sure the water is not hot.

2. Use an ammonia solution. Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia (3% solution) with 1/2 cup of water. (WARNING: Never mix ammonia with chlorine bleach as it will create extremely hazardous fumes!)

3. Use a vinegar solution. Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.


If you're reading this you have our sympathies.  My sister had a cat named "Meow" that would always urinate in the exact same area of the house each and every day.  It all started after my sister purchased one of those electronic "pooper scoopers" that automatically cleans cat litter.  Apparently the thing freaked out poor "Meow" so badly that she absolutely refused to enter a litter box again.  She instead chose her favorite spot in her favorite room to relieve herself.  Unfortunately for us this spot was right next to the dining room table.

This didn't end until we replaced the carpet.  Apparently once a cat develops the habit of relieving itself on the floor, the smell continually attracts it back to that same spot making it think it's got a new pee area.  The moral of the story?  Don't purchase electronic pooper scoopers.