If you have a cat that has peed on your carpeting, this can leave a very bad smell. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to get the stains off so your carpet will smell much better, which are listed below.
Things To Try Yourself
There are some things you can try on your own to deal with the pee stains. First, purchase an enzymatic cleaner at a pet store or online. This cleaner works well because it breaks down the acid that is found in cat urine then removes the stain and the odor. Follow the directions on the cleaner you purchase, but in most cases, you pour the solution on the stained area and leave it on for a certain amount of time. After this, use a clean, dry cloth to blot up the cleaning solution. Dip the cloth in warm water, and blot again. Press a clean, dry cloth against the area to blot up moisture so the carpeting will dry.
You can try to use white vinegar, which does a great job at removing stains and odors. Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar and generously spray the stained area. Let the solution sit for about 10 or so minutes to allow it to dissolve the stain. Use a dry, clean cloth to blot up the vinegar mixture.
Hire a Carpet Cleaning Company
If your methods are not working, hire a carpet cleaning company to help you. They have strong stain removers that you may not have access to that will remove cat pee stains, as well as the bad odor. The carpet cleaning company uses the cleaning solution, scrub brushes, and a suction vacuum to remove the stains. They can inject the cleaning solution deep into the carpeting and then use a carpet cleaning machine to clean the carpet. These machines have brush rollers along with a powerful suction to lift the cleaner and urine away.
The carpet cleaning company will clean all the carpeting in your home, removing other stains you may have. When they are finished, your carpeting will look much newer and will smell fresh again. People walking into your home may not even know you have a cat living there.
The carpet cleaning company can give you many tips on cleaning future stains as soon as they happen to keep your carpet clean. Because you have pets in your home, have the carpet cleaning company come more often to clean your carpets for you.