How to get rid of cat-pee stains

Get a crash-course on how to get rid of cat-pee stains here. Image: lord_ photon/PEXELS

How to get cat pee stains and smells off your carpet

You’ve tried everything to get that cat pee stain and smell off your carpet – but don’t throw it away just yet! Try these home remedies.

How to get rid of cat-pee stains

Get a crash-course on how to get rid of cat-pee stains here. Image: lord_ photon/PEXELS

We love them, but boy can they get on our nerves!

One of the most annoying things to do as a cat owner is cleaning up cat-pee stains from the carpet. Not fun.

There are cheat tricks though. Here are a few to help you out next time.

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1. White vinegar magic

Begin by blotting up as much of the urine as possible from the carpet using a clean cloth. This helps to remove the excess liquid.

Then mix 1.5 cups of warm water with ½ cup of white vinegar. You can keep this solution in a bowl or transfer it to a spray bottle.

Thoroughly saturate the affected area with the vinegar mixture. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes.

The vinegar will work its magic by neutralizing the cat pee smell and eliminating bacteria.

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Don’t worry if your carpet smells a bit like vinegar afterward. The scent dissipates much faster than cat pee.

Blot up the vinegar mixture using a clean cloth, and then cover the area with baking soda. Let it sit overnight to absorb any remaining cat urine odor.

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2. Hydrogen Peroxide solution

Soak up as much of the urine from the carpet as you can using a clean cloth. Gently press the cloth onto the stain to remove the liquid.

Then, sprinkle baking soda over the stained area and cover it completely. Let the baking soda sit and work its magic.

While the baking soda is doing its thing, prepare a solution by combining ¾ cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish detergent.

Make sure the dish soap doesn’t contain bleach.

Carefully pour the solution over the baking soda, ensuring it covers the entire stain.

Use a cloth to gently push the solution into the carpet fibers.

Avoid scrubbing, as it can spread the urine and make the stain larger.

Soak up any excess liquid with a clean cloth and allow the solution to dry overnight.

In the morning, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any remaining baking soda from the carpet, revealing a fresh and clean surface.

3. Relentless scrubbing

When all else fails, let’s get back to basics and repeat.

If the pee odor is still there, try cleaning again or even using a different method – get creative.

You want to make sure there’s no smell left, as it might encourage your cat to pee in the same spot again.

If nothing else works, consider using a carpet shampooer. You can rent one if you don’t have your own.

Look for carpet shampoos with pet odor removal options that are specifically designed to tackle urine stains.

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When dealing with cat pee, it’s best to avoid using a carpet steam cleaner. Trust me, it’s not the right tool for the job!

In fact, the heat and steam from these machines can actually make matters worse

Using a steam cleaner might leave behind really bad odors and make it even harder to completely eliminate the pee stains.

Instead, go for alternative methods we suggested to tackle cat urine stains and odors on carpets. They’ll be much more effective and help you restore your carpet’s freshness!


This article was compiled with the help of Artificial Intelligence