Removing Pet Urine from Wool Carpets

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 28, 2015)

If you own pets, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep your home as clean as you would like it to be. Even with your best cleaning efforts, your pets will leave behind hair, odor, and unfortunate accidents on the floor behind for you to tidy up. Even well-trained pets may have an occasional accident, so you should be ready with the proper cleaning tools at all times.

If you have carpet in your home, the method for cleaning it may differ depending on what material it is made of. For wool carpet, there are a few things you should remember before you start the cleaning process. For general clean up of pet dander and hair, vacuuming is usually sufficient to maintain a clean carpet. But if your pet urinates on your wool carpet, you should take care of this mess as soon as possible using a removal method that is safe for the carpet to ensure no stain is left behind.

To remove pet urine from your wool carpet, try the following steps to ensure proper stain and odor removal:

  1. If you can, clean the urine when it is still fresh. This will give you the best chance of complete stain removal. If the stain is wet, use paper towels to press into the wool carpet and soak up the urine as much as possible.
  2. Wet the urine spot using a little cold water. Take care not to get the material too wet.
  3. Use a cleaning detergent solution or a cleaner that is meant specifically for wool carpets. Use the cleaner according to package directions to ensure you are removing the mess correctly. You may want to do a spot test on a hidden area of the carpet to see how the cleaner will effect the carpet, just to be safe.
  4. Apply an absorbent cleaner if needed, especially for older stains. This can help get out tough, set-in stains.
  5. Spray an enzyme pet cleaner to neutralize any remaining urine scent. This will reduce the possibility that your pet will use this same spot as a toilet again. When selecting a pet cleaner, check to be certain that it will be safe on your wool carpet.

If you have a wool carpet, there are some things you can do to prevent pet accidents. You may want to lay down some rugs to help protect the carpet, or put up barriers to prevent your pet from going on the carpet. Supervise your pet when it is on carpeted areas if you are concerned about possible urination issues.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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