How to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet

COIT’s Guide to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet

Amidst the daily wear and tear your home experiences, there are all kinds of stains and smells you can encounter. From dirt to ink, to wine, and more, it’s virtually impossible to prevent accidental stains from happening. 

One of the toughest stains to handle at home is a urine stain. Whether it’s a human or pet urine stain, the odor that comes with it is pretty unpleasant, right? Once that odor is there, don’t worry - your nose will let you know!

Well have no fear, fellow odor haters. In the following guide, COIT will take you through the necessary steps to get your home smelling fresh and clean once again.

Ways to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet

Depending on the materials you already have at home, you may not even have to make a trip to the store. With a few simple steps, any lingering odor from urine stains will be on its way out the door. 

If you have a pet at home, you’ll definitely want to know how to remove dog urine smell from carpet, right? Well here are a few solutions to try:

Removing Urine Stains

How to Remove Cat Urine Smell from Carpet 

Dogs and kids aren’t the only ones who have occasional accidents, right? If your cat leaves you an unexpected urine stain, it doesn’t mean the smell has to stay around forever. 

Check out a few more at-home solutions below to remove cat urine smell from carpet:

  1. Using baking soda and water, combine the two ingredients into a small bowl to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the affected area. It’s best to use gloves to avoid any direct contact with the urine stain.
  3. Next, pour enough distilled white vinegar over the area to cover the stain. 
  4. Using a clean towel or paper towels, press the stain to blot up any moisture.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 again, no more than two times.

Rinse the stained area with water and blot using a towel. If you have a hairdryer, try drying the carpet with it for a few minutes.  The vinegar smell may stick around for up to a few days, but then the urine smell will disappear.

How to remove dog urine smell from carpet

If you really need to remove dog urine smell from carpet fast, give this do-it-yourself method a try:

  1. Grab a generous amount of cornstarch and apply it directly onto the urine stain. Use enough to cover the entire surface area.
  2. After letting the corn starch sit for about 30 minutes, rinse the area with water.
  3. Using a cloth towel or paper towels, press firmly to absorb any remaining water.

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If you find that urine smells are still lingering, exploring professional cleaning services may be the best option. COIT Carpet Cleaning can give your carpet a much deeper clean, using professional technology that’s proven to be effective. Call COIT today to learn more and don't forget to check out our coupons!

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by the use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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