Cat urine in the carpet can be a nightmare! If you don’t have cats you won’t know what all the fuss is about, but if you do have cats, you know exactly what I am talking about… It is so, so difficult to clean up and get rid of odor of cat urine, especially when it is on the carpet or sprayed on soft furnishings.
I know people who have ended up replacing their carpets to get rid of the cat urine odor, but I am here today to tell you – you don’t need to take such drastic measures. Just get hold of the ingredients below and follow the simple steps and you’ll be free from the smell of cat urine in no time.
Items Required To Clean Cat Urine
- Baking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Dishwashing Detergent
- Hydrogen Peroxide 3 %
- Paper towel or an old towel
- A soft brush/latex gloves
Instructions For Cleaning Cat Urine
- If the cat urine is fresh and wet, firstly use the paper towel to mop up and absorb as much of the urine as possible. Get as much of the urine out as you can. Obviously skip this step if the area is already dry.
- Mix a solution of 50% water, 50% white vinegar. You want enough of this solution to cover the urine so it can soak through. Pour this solution over the affected carpet, making sure to cover/soak the whole area affected by the urine. Leave the solution to soak in for a few minutes and then mop and absorb as much of the solution as possible. Again
, you want to get as much out as possible.
- Now get a generous handful of baking soda and sprinkle it over the affected area.
- Mix a third of a cup of hydrogen peroxide with two teaspoons of dish soap and then pour it over the baking soda on the carpet.
- Use the brush, or your fingers (put the gloves on!) to work this mixture into the carpet. Really work this mixture into the carpet.
- Now just leave to dry. You can use a fan/heater to speed up the drying process if necessary.
- Once completely dry, vacuum up all the remaining dry baking soda, and that’s it, you are done!
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