One of the most common problems with carpets is staining and also to remove old urine stains from carpet. No matter how careful you are, something spills on your carpet, knowingly or unknowingly. And if not, your pet is always there to ruin your carpets with urine accidents.
Pet urine stains are the worst a carpet can have. As they not only look dirty but also cause an unpleasant musty smell. It is always suggested to clean the mess as soon as possible after your pet urinates on your carpet.
But if you have ignored that, and now you want to know how to remove old urine stains from carpet, you are at the right place. Here in this blog, we have discussed steps by step process to remove old urine stains from carpet.
How To Remove Old Urine Stains From Carpet
#1 Wet The Stain
The best way to remove any stain from your carpet is by blotting it. But since it is old, first you need to wet the stain with warm water. While doing so, make sure the water is not too warm that it damages your carpet fibers. Pour a sufficient amount of warm water and let the affected area damp.
#2 Blot The Stain
After pouring the warm water, wait for 2-3 minutes for the carpet to absorb water and let the stain wet. Once done, start bloating the water using a clean cloth or paper towels. By doing this, you will remove the contaminants mixed with water. Try to blot as much water as you can.
#3 Cleaning Solution
Depending on how old your carpet stain is, you can choose the cleaning mixture for your carpets. Along with that, you need to check whether your carpet fiber is suitable for that cleaner or not. You also have to check for discoloration by applying the cleaner to a small area (1×1 inch) of carpet. You can also make homemade cleaning solutions by –
- Mixing ½ teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 1 cup of warm water.
- Mix an equal amount of water and white vinegar.
- Mix ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap.
#4 Apply Cleaning Solution
Now you have to use your cleaning solution on the stain. You can apply the cleaning solution in two ways. First, you can take the cleaning solution in a bowl or vessel, wet the cloth in the solution, and dab the stained area with that damp cloth. Or you can directly pour the appropriate amount of solution on the affected spot. Wait a few minutes for the solution to work on stains.
#5 Scrub and Blot
Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the area so that the cleaning solution gets into carpet fiber and breaks down the contaminants. Continue gentle scrubbing for 1-2 minutes in a circular motion. Once done, Blot the stained area to remove excess cleaning solution and contaminants mixed in it. Blot the carpet area till it comes completely dry. After drying, you can sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet to eliminate musty odors.
Also, Take Care Of
- Try to remove the stain as soon as possible.
- Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach.
- Be gentle while cleaning, harsh scrubbing can damage the carpet.
- Don’t overuse the cleaning solution.
- Do not use too hot water for stain removal.
- Connect local carpet cleaners if it’s hard to remove by yourself.