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How to Get Old Dog Urine Smell Out of Carpet

If you have an old dog or young puppy, pooping accidents in carpets can happen sometimes. And it’s not rocket science to get rid of the dog urine as it is advertised in the media to lure you into buying more products. Some machines can save a lot of your time, like a Pet Spot Carpet Cleaner.

But you can get rid of the dog urine smells easy without buying any products if you can spend a little bit of time. You just have to make a solution using things you can find it in your kitchen.

Let’s find out how you can easily get old dog urine smell out of the carpet.

What If You Can’t Find Where The Smell Is Coming From?

Maybe the smell doesn’t seem to bother your nose, but a friend or family member comes into your room and asks you with a twisted face, ‘What is that smell?’

If the only possible source of odor is your dog’s urine, which is supposed to be dried overnight, you need to use a blacklight to find the place from where the urine is evaporated.

How to Remove Dog Urine Odor Out of Your Carpet

There is always an easy and fast solution that is using a pet spot carpet cleaner. But if you don’t own one of these pet spot carpet cleaners, you can always use vinegar solution and baking soda or hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the urine smell.

You have to perform few steps properly to get rid of the odor using vinegar solution and baking soda.

Blot Up the Urine Immediately

If the urine is still noticeable and wet, your job is much simpler. You need to wipe the urine from the carpet right away so that bacteria can’t grow because this bacteria is the main reason behind the odor, not the urine itself.

  • Take a length of around six sheets of paper towel
  • Fold the towel into a six-sheet thick square and wipe it down onto the wet area of the carpet with your foot.
  • Repeat this process with a fresh paper towel until the area is dry.

This step is to make sure you can blot up as much of the dog urine you can before continuing the following steps.

Use A Blacklight to find the Invisible, Dried urine

If you can’t see the urine stains, but you can smell it somewhere in the carpet, you should use a blackline to find a place from there urine that is evaporated.

There are many kinds of blacklight flashlight specially made to find cat/dog urine stain. The blacklight has a low-energy LED bulb, you just have to shine this UV blacklight over your carpet, and you’ll find little urine stains in no time.

However, this won’t give a 100% guarantee you about finding stains as the manufacturer mentions you can’t find 2% of urine stains under UV light.

Use a Homemade Deodorizing Vinegar Solution

After locating the dried stains or blotting the wet urine, it’s time to do get rid of the odor.

Take a spray bottle, then a make mixture of white vinegar and water, where both of them are mixed equally.

The vinegar may have a strong smell, but don’t worry, it won’t last long. And it is probably the most effective dog urine remover as it neutralizes the ammonia, the compound found in all kinds of urine.

Okay, let’s start using the vinegar solution.

  • First, Put on your rubber gloves.
  • After that, spray the vinegar solution from the outside edge of the stain towards the middle.
  • Then, work the vinegar solution into the carpet fibers with your fingers or a clean, lint-free cloth.
  • Finally, use a paper towel to blot up excess wetness.

Use Baking Soda to Remove the Vinegar Smell

After using the vinegar solution, it’s time to sprinkle baking soda to absorb the vinegar and the odor entirely.

Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and use a soft toothbrush or your fingertips to rub it on the carpet as long as the carpet turns white.

Leave the baking soda on the carpet for thirty minutes to absorb all the vinegar and odor.

Vacuum the Area

When the baking soda soaks up all the vinegar and odor, just vacuum the baking soda from your carpet. And you have a clean, odor-free carpet.

Conclusion

If your vacuum cleaner has a pet hair remover attachment, consider using it. It can break up the hard layer of baking soda. If you don’t have it, you can always use the blunt edge of the knife blade to break up the stubborn bits.

You can also use hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the smell, but you can’t use it more than 3% on the solution as it can bleach your carpet and don’t mix it with detergent while making a solution.

Now you know everything on how to get rid of the urine smell of your carpet, grab a bottle, and pour vinegar to make the solution.

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