Use Vinegar to Remove Dried Dog Urine from Carpet
If your dog is not trained yet, you might be dealing with urine stains on a regular basis. A prompt intervention will prevent the urine spot from drying and staining your carpet; however, it is not always possible to catch the spot while it is still fresh. If the urine stain has already dried, you can use a vinegar to remove it. However, a vinegar alone will not do the work, you will need to combine it with other household items to make an efficient urine stain remover. To clean your dog mess, you will need paper towels, white vinegar, wet/dry vacuum cleaner, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, liquid dishwashing detergent, scrub brush, rubber gloves and a regular vacuum cleaner.
Here are the instructions recommended by cleaners Regents Park team:
- If you are dealing with a wet stain, use paper towels to soak up any urine. Avoid rubbing the stains with the paper towels, as this will only spread the stain and ruin the carpet fibers.
- Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water, and pour enough amount of the solution onto the urine stain to soak it. Let the solution sit on the stain for 15 minutes to give vinegar enough time to neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine.
- Suck up the vinegar solution along with the dog urine using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.
- Let the carpet dry, then sprinke a generous amount of soda on the stained area.
- Drizzle a solution of ½ cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent over the baking soda.
- Gently scrub the mixture into the carpet using a scrub brush, or your fingers after you have put rubber gloves on your hand in advance.
- Let the solution dry completely, then vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove any remaining mixture.
Caustic dish-washing detergent is too harsh, that’s why cleaners Regents Park recommend avoiding its use as this can ruin your carpet.