How to Get Urine Smell Out of Carpeting

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How to Get Urine Smell Out of Carpeting
Accidents can happen; cleaning them up is simple. (Martin Rogers/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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.

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Things you 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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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Mix white vinegar and water together in equal parts.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    Cover the dampened area with baking soda.

  6. 6

    Mix 1 teaspoon of bleach-free liquid dish soap into ¼ cup of 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide and stir well.

  7. 7

    Drizzle the solution over the baking soda to dampen it.

  8. 8

    Allow the area to dry completely before vacuuming it up.

Tips and warnings

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

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