How to Get Urine Smell Out of Carpeting

Updated February 21, 2017

There's never a good place for accidents to happen when it comes to urine on the floor, but when urine gets onto the carpet it can create a smelly problem. Urine odour can get trapped into carpet fibres, making the smell linger long after the accident. Whether it's urine from your pet or difficulties in potty training, the aid of a few household materials can save you the embarrassment of dealing with urine odours in carpet for long.

Blot up with paper towels any urine that is still present.

Mix white vinegar and water together in equal parts.

Sponge the solution onto the affected area with a clean cloth or sponge. Don't over-saturate the area.

Blot the area again to absorb the excess moisture from the carpet.

Cover the dampened area with baking soda.

Mix 1 teaspoon of bleach-free liquid dish soap into ΒΌ cup of 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide and stir well.

Drizzle the solution over the baking soda to dampen it.

Allow the area to dry completely before vacuuming it up.


An commercial enzymatic cleaning solution can also be used to effectively rid carpet of urine odour.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • White vinegar
  • Clean cloth or sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Bleach-free liquid dish soap
  • 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide
  • Vacuum cleaner
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