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How to Remove Urine from Carpet

Method 1

*Before attempting to remove the stain, test an inconspicuous area for color fastness. 

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. 1/4 teaspoon clear/transparent dish-washing detergent. Such as Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory.
  2. 1 cup warm (not hot) water for solution
  3. Additional warm water for rinsing
  4. Clean dry white cloths or white paper towels
  5. Bowl for mixing
  6. Smooth/flat bottomed baking dish large enough for area
  7. Heavy object, like books or a jug of water 

Step 1

Mix detergent and warm water in small bowl.

Step 2

Using a damp cloth or paper towel, apply the mixed detergent solution to the carpet.

Step 3

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 4

Using a clean cloth or towel, apply small amounts of fresh water to the carpet to remove the detergent residue. Any detergent left in the carpet can result in re-soiling of the area.

Step 5

To absorb the excess water, apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area. On top of the paper towels place a flat glass baking dish weighted down with books, or other heavy objects.

Step 6

To speed up the drying process, periodically add fresh paper towels to the bottom of the stack.  This wicking process may take several hours.

Step 7

If stain remains, repeat steps 1-6

Step 8

If the stain isn’t removed after following these steps, please contact Ayoub N&H for professional cleaning.

Method 2

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. 1/4 teaspoon clear dish-washing detergent (Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory)
  2. 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores)
  3. 1 teaspoon undiluted, clear, non-sudsy, household ammonia
  4. White vinegar
  5. Clean dry white towels
  6. White paper towels
  7. Plastic wrap
  8. 2 bowls for mixing

Step 1

Mix detergent and warm water in small bowl.

Step 2

Blot up excess spill.

Step 3

Using a damp cloth or paper towel, apply mixed detergent solution and let it set for 3-5 minutes.

Step 4

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 5

Using a clean cloth or towel, apply small amounts of fresh water to the carpet to remove the detergent residue. Any detergent left in the carpet can result in re-soiling of the area.

Step 6

To absorb the excess water, apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area. On top of the paper towels place a flat glass baking dish weighted down with books, or other heavy objects.

Step 7

To speed up the drying process, periodically add fresh paper towels to the bottom of the stack.  This wicking process may take several hours.

Step 8

If stain is not removed, mix the hydrogen peroxide and ammonia together in a small bowl. The mixture will need to be used within two hours of mixing.

Step 9

Apply the ammonia and hydrogen peroxide mixture using a clean damp towel to the affected area.

Step 10

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 11

Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the stain. On top of the plastic wrap, place a flat/smooth bottomed glass baking dish weighted down with books, water jug or other heavy objects. Let it sit for 2-3 hours.

Step 12

Repeat application of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide mixture and allow to air dry until removal is complete.

Step 13

After the stain is removed, apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry towel. The vinegar is needed to neutralize the ammonia.

Step 14

Using a fresh cloth or towel, apply small amounts of clean water to the carpet to remove vinegar residue.

Step 15

To absorb the excess water, apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area. On top of the paper towels place a flat glass baking dish weighted down with books, or other heavy objects.

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