There is an unwanted presence in your house. It greets you every time you enter a room and also greets your guests. And no, it is not your cat. It is the smell of the cat`s urine. Fortunately, there are several ways you can get rid of it, even when the animal urinates in unwanted places, such as on the carpet.
So, what can you do about those pet stains in your carpet?
First of all, remove the urine as best as you can. The less urine there is, the less you will have to clean. Remove the urine from the carpet as soon as possible, because fresh urine is easier to clean. Dab the area with paper towels, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Most of the smell will also disappear with it. The longer the urine stays in the fabrics, the harder it will be to get rid of its smell.
Use a cleaning solution based on baking soda
Baking soda cleaning solutions are among the most popular for cleaning carpets that have cat urine stains. Not only are they effective, but they are also friendly with the fabrics on which they are applied, without affecting their color or texture. They are also 100% non-toxic, for pets and humans alike.
You can combine backing soda with other ingredients and make your own handmade cleaning solution. Put it in a sprayer and sprinkle it on the carpet, after you have cleaned most of the urine and allow it to stay there for an hour, before rinsing the area and allowing the carpet to dry completely.
Here is a cleaning solution based on baking soda recipe for you to try out.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup with aromatic dried and crushed herbs (rosemary, lavender, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon of cloves
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Removes cat urine stains and odor with an enzymatic detergent
Enzymatic cleaners contain urine-consuming bacteria that leave things clean and completely odorless. Most products without enzymatic content will not be able to cope with the smell of cat urine. They will only cover it instead of removing it completely. Remember that cats have a very strong sense of smell. Even if you no longer smell the urine from the carpet, your cat will still smell it and will urinate in that area again.
An enzymatic cleaner for animal urine removal can help break down the urine stain, which greatly reduces the risk of your cat being attracted to that place again, in the future.
There are a number of such products found online to help remove cat urine from carpet. Make sure you use them according to the instructions on the package. The potency of many enzymatic detergents can be reduced by contact with other cleaning chemicals.
Unlike baking soda-based cleaning solutions, enzymatic detergents are just as effective for removing old and already dry urine stains, as well as urine that has passed through the carpet and seeped into the floor.