Feeding, grooming, exercising, and veterinary care may be seem like obvious tasks, but training your new puppy to use the bathroom outdoors is also important. Unfortunately, most puppies have small bladders. Due to this, your puppy will need to empty their bladder frequently, and in many instances, this urination will occur in your home. Cleaning up the urine and removing the scent from your rugs and carpet is imperative if you want to train your puppy the correct way. With these effective options, you will be able to remove urine stains and smells from your carpet.
Warm Water and White Vinegar
One of the easiest solutions used to remove urine stains and odors from your carpet is a mixture of warm water and white vinegar. The acidic properties of the vinegar eat through any dirt and debris that may be lingering in your carpet fibers, while the anti-bacterial properties are capable of killing any bacteria. Of course, this effective ingredient is also natural, meaning it is safe to use around your home, family, and pets.
To get started, place a few clean paper towels on the urine. Pat the towels with your hand, allowing the paper to soak up the urine before it dries into the carpet. Next, add 1 cup of warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar to a spray bottle. Shake to mix and then spray the affected area of the carpet. Allow the solution to soak for a few minutes before using a few more paper towels to soak up the leftover liquid.
Warm Water and Baking Soda
In some situations, you may not be able to clean up the urine right after the accident occurs. This will cause the urine to soak in and stain the carpet fibers, leaving behind a strong odor. Thankfully, baking soda will effectively and naturally remove the stain while deodorizing your carpet.
In a spray bottle, combine 2 cups of warm water with ½ cup of baking soda. Shake to mix, allowing the baking soda to dissolve into the water as much as possible.
Douse the solution onto the stained area and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the baking soda water deep into the carpet fibers. After a few minutes, use a damp cloth to wipe away any of the leftover baking soda. Once the carpet is clean and dry, use a vacuum to fluff your carpet fibers back up.
Your puppy will most likely have one or more accidents during the potty-training process. With these simple and effective solutions, you can remove your puppy's urine stains and odors from your carpet. For more extensive stains and smells, contact a professional carpet cleaning service like Conscientious Carpet Care for assistance.