Cleaning Up Cat Urine Stains On Your Carpet
Just like any other pet at home, your cat can contribute to soiling your carpet if their mess is not cleaned properly. There are various reasons why your cat decides to do her business on your plush carpet and not in her litter box. Your cat might be sick, getting used to a new pet or complaining of her dirty litter box.
It’s also important to take your cat to the vet and find out why she is not using the litter box. There might be factors contributing to her behaviour. For the meantime, when she urinates on your carpet, a good cleaning can keep your carpet from cat stains and odour. It will also prevent your cat from urinating on the same spot again. Dealing with cat urine stains isn’t as hard as it seems to be by following these simple steps:
Locate the soiled areas
Old stains are harder to locate compared to fresh stains. A black light is a great tool for spotting old pet stains. When you find the spots, mark the area with chalk.
Treating urine stains and odour
Aside from water, you can use a solution made of household items to remove cat urine stains and odour. Have these cleaning supplies handy:
- White vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Mild detergent
- Cleaning rags
- If you’re dealing with fresh cat stains, soak up as much as liquid as possible until dry. Layer several paper towels over the wet spot to absorb the urine from the carpet. Repeat the process until there’s no more moisture to absorb.
- Get rid of the stain by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda over the soiled area.
- Make a mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution over the affected area enough to seep into the carpet fibres. Let the solution set for several minutes, and then blot gently with a cleaning rag until completely dry.
Old cat urine stains can be difficult to remove and may need professional help. Most professional carpet cleaning companies provide effective cleaning techniques for odour and stain removal. Set an appointment with Bond Cleaning Australia for all your carpet cleaning needs.
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