Removing Pet Odor

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 11, 2013)

It is pretty common for young pets to have accidents around the home. Typically, when this happens we simply wipe things up and go on with our lives. However, there are times when a little more drastic action needs to be taken while removing pet odor. Considering that the most common cause of pet odor is urine, it only stands to reason that learning how to clean up that urine smell will help remove pet odor.

Here is one method for cleaning pet urine out of carpeting, mattresses, or most anything. You'll be amazed at the wonders it works.

  1. Preliminary cleaning. If the urine is recent, blot up as much of it as you can by using paper towels or a sponge. Apply plenty of pressure to reach the dampness deep down. Stand on the paper towels for more pressure if necessary. If you own a wet/dry vacuum cleaner extract as much of the moisture as you can. If the urine has dried proceed to step two.
  2. Create a cleanser. Mix a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water in a jug or other container. Pour a small amount of this solution over the area of pet urine. Then begin blotting as described above to soak up this solution.
  3. Baking soda is good. Sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the stain.
  4. Create some more cleaner. Mix a quarter of a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and drizzle it over the area where you have sprinkled the baking powder and work it in using your fingers (wear rubber gloves) or a brush. Leave it to work for 15 minutes then begin blotting again.
  5. Vacuum. When the mattress or carpeting is dry, be sure to vacuum thoroughly.

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