Cat Urinating On Carpet? How To Get The Stains And Odor Out
If you have a cat that is urinating on your carpeting, you first need to determine why this is happening. The cat may have a health problem, such as a urinary tract infection causing them to do this. The stains and odor can be difficult to remove but there are things you can do. Below are two of these things so your home will smell better.
Hire a Carpet Cleaning Company
The easiest thing you can do is to contact a carpet cleaning company. They have powerful carpet cleaning equipment they use. This equipment gets the cleaner deep down into the carpet fibers so it can get to where the urine is. The machine then extracts the dirty water out of your carpeting.
If you have stains, the carpet cleaning company can use stain removal products to get the stains out. If the urine stains are not old, this will not be difficult for them to do. If the stains are old, however, they may still be able to get them out but if not, the stain will be much less noticeable when they are finished. The carpet cleaning company will move all furniture out of the room for you before they get started. They can do this for each room in your home as you never know where your cat has urinated.
Things to Do Yourself
If you only have one or two urine stains on your carpeting, there are things you can try on your own. One thing that can work well is vinegar as it has properties that break down the acid in cat urine. Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar and spray the area generously. Let the solution sit on the carpeting for a few minutes then blot with a clean, dry cloth until the carpeting feels dry.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to remove cat stains and odor. Purchase the hydrogen peroxide at a grocery store because it is a mild peroxide that will not discolor your carpeting. If you are not sure use the peroxide in a conspicuous area first. The peroxide works well because it oxidizes the urine and stain and kills bacteria. As with the vinegar put 50/50 hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and spray it on the stained area. Let it sit for a few minutes then blot it dry. There are products you can purchase on the market that are used to remove cat urine stains and odor out of carpeting also.
Talk with the carpet cleaning company and they may be able to give you more tips on getting cat urine stains and odor out of your carpeting.
For more information on carpet cleaning, contact a professional near you.