Your dog’s pee leaves a stain and emits foul odors after it dries. This article explains how you can get dried dog pee out of your carpet.
Remove Dried Dog Pee Out of Carpet in 5 Easy Steps
1. Use Diluted Vinegar to Rewet the Urine Spot
Use diluted vinegar (equal parts vinegar and water) to rewet the stain. Avoid using concentrated vinegar as it can damage your carpet’s fabric. You can directly pour the vinegar solution on the spot or soak a rag in this solution to rewet the stains.
Let the vinegar solution soak on the rug for 5-10 minutes. Vinegar has acidic properties, so it can easily break down the alkaline dog’s urine.
2. Infuse the Vinegar Solution
Use a clean, dry cloth or rag to cover the stained area. Apply pressure over the rag with your hands or place a heavy object on it to soak up the urine.
3. Repeat Step 1 & 2
Repeat steps 1 & 2 if the stain persists. You can increase the vinegar-sitting time if the stain is stubborn.
You can also use a cleanser with enzymes to remove the dried dog pee.
4. Baking Soda Cleaning
Sprinkle baking soda generously over the stained area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Vacuum the spot to remove the baking soda.
You can also use baking soda paste to remove stains and smells, but it requires rinsing and drying before you can reuse the carpet.
5. Use Odor Eliminators
You can use odor-eliminating spray to mist the carpet, scented candles or an air-freshener to reduce the pee smell. Ventilation is also very effective to remove smells from carpets.
Can a shampoo help remove dried dog urine from the carpet?
You can wash your carpet with shampoo to remove dog pee smell from the carpet. A carpet is usually deep washed if other methods fail to remove pee smell from the carpet.
Does vinegar neutralize dog urine?
Vinegar has acidic properties, while dog urine is alkaline. So, a vinegar solution can neutralize the dog’s urine and is also nontoxic.
How to remove wet dog urine from carpet?
Dab the stain with a paper towel or newspapers to absorb the urine. You can them vacuum the area with a wet vacuum or clean with warm soapy water. Do not use the carpet until it is 100% dry.