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Getting Rid Of Cat Urine From Your Carpet

Author : clare parrish

Dogs, cats, and other furry little critters are a joy to have for all those pet lovers among us, however they also can become a headache when they decide to stop following the rules of your home.

Of course, when you own a cat, then you know that they seem to live by their own set of rules. Often, that could include going on your carpet.

Getting rid of cat urine from carpets or rugs is a whole lot trickier than from your hardwood floors, tiles or linoleum. Although this may be bad news, removing it and the odor it results in is not impossible, so you might as well do it correctly and as thoroughly as you can.
Pet odor removal from carpets doesn't have to be as challenging as you might believe. Simply do what specialists do when eliminating cat urine in carpets using the following easy steps, and it does not even matter if the stains are old and dry or new and wet:

Step 1: Locate the places that the stains are visible or where the odors are obvious. If you can't see the stains but you can smell them, use a stain detection black light.

Step 2: Place a new bag in your vacuum cleaner to increase its suction power. Even a half full vacuum cleaner bag can lessen the suction and you will need everything you can get out of it.

Step 3: Thoroughly vacuum the soiled areas and then generously apply a combination of 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 2/3 cup warm water, 1/4 cup mouthwash (any brand which contains alcohol) and 1/4 cup of dish washing detergent. Let it all stand for about forty five minutes.

Step 4: Lightly scrub the whole area in a circular motion using a soft clean brush and soak up the residual moisture with clean white paper towels. Colorful patterned paper towels may bleed color on to your carpet and create stains of a different nature.

Step 5: Generously apply warm water and let it stand for fifteen minutes then soak it up with a clean towel or a rag.

Step 6: Completely vacuum the entire area and sprinkle with baking soda. Allow it to stand for a couple of hours and then vacuum it all up.

Your carpet should now be clean and smelling fresh without using any abrasive chemicals.

Eliminating cat urine and the smell that goes with it from your carpet can be tricky, but with a little knowledge and elbow grease, you can get your carpeting like new again.

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