Cat Urine Removal
How to Remove Cat Urine from Carpets
Removal of cat urine smells from your carpets is easy and inexpensive using this homemade cat urine removal recipe. It will clean and deodorize cat urine odors from your carpet or rugs without purchasing cat urine cleaning products.
These ingredients are non toxic, common household products.
Dishwashing Detergent (Dish Soap)
3 % Hydrogen Peroxide (10 vol)
Step 1. If the cat has recently urinated on the carpet, first absorb as much of the cat urine as possible using paper towels. Place several layers of clean paper towels over the cat urine area and tread on them as to absorb as much of the urine as possible. Repeat with dry towels until no more moisture can be absorbed. If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use that to remove the excess cat urine.
Areas of cat urine that have dried and previously gone undetected can be found with the aid of a black light. The cat urine stains will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held black lights are quite inexpensive, usually costing between $15-$25. To save the expense of a black light you can always use your nose to detect the source of the odor. Put your nose down close to the carpet and sniff away.
Step 2. Next, use a spray bottle to wet the area with a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water. Make sure you use enough of the solution to penetrate the fibers deep down. After the vinegar treatment dry off the carpet as much as possible. You can assist drying by blotting with paper towels as described above. If you own a wet/ dry vacuum extractor use that to remove excess moisture.
Step 3. Apply a handful of baking soda over the affected area. Mix a quarter of a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and drizzle this solution over the baking soda. Alternatively, you can use a spray bottle for the hydrogen peroxide solution.
Work it well into the carpet with a soft brush or your fingers. Put on a pair of rubber gloves if you use your fingers. Allow to dry. You can assist drying with a heater or a fan. Once completely dry vacuum up the dried baking soda. The baking soda absorbs the odor and urine. Use a hard bristled brush if necessary.
CAUTION: do not use Hydrogen peroxide that is higher than 3% strength (10 vol) stronger strengths may bleach a carpet. Try a small spot test in an inconspicuous area before proceeding with the recipe.