There is nothing sweeter than a fluffy puppy or kitten, but most canine and feline owners will have to deal with pee on their furniture or carpets at some point – sometimes very often! Accidents will always happen, no matter how well-trained your tiny fur-ball is. If these stains are not dealt with quickly, a distinct unpleasant odour begins to remain at home as well as a nasty stain.

But why does pet pee have a strong smell and leave a sluggish stain? Urine from any animal is a unique blend of hormones, bacteria, uric acid, and ammonia with a distinct odour. Ammonia in the urine accumulates over time, converting to mercaptan, also known as methanethiol, a smelly gas that gives ammonia and dog pee their unique smells. Because ammonia is a hazardous chemical, we never advocate using ammonia-based cleaning solutions on urine stains at London Carpet Cleaning UK. It will not only make the stain more noticeable, but it will also exacerbate the odour. Continue reading to learn how to clean up your pet’s accidents while keeping your carpet, rug, or sofa in good condition.

What to do in the moment of the accident?

The most you can hope for is that you’ll be there to mop up the pee before it stains the carpet. The result of your stain removal will be much greater if you can handle the problem immediately soon.

1. Blot the liquid with a white absorbent paper towel, following the dabbing method.
2. Continue until the stain appears on the white towel.

This procedure may amaze you with how quick and painless it is, but it is only for pee stains that have been attempted to remove right away! If the smell persists, consult a professional. Synthetic carpets are handled differently than natural fibres like wool and cotton, and no two rugs are similar. Therefore at London Carpet Cleaning attempt to clean these materials or the use of chemicals and stain/odor removers is not recommended. This is due to the fact that each urine stain has its unique set of components and responds differently, it’s hard to find compounds that work for all stains.

Can you remove older pet urine stains?

Older stains will be more hard to extract without a machine, although cold water or club soda are still recommended. Not all chemicals are compatible with the fibres in your furniture as well as the components in urine, we highly advise against putting them on your carpets, couches, or rugs. Almost all of the treatments available for purchase online have the potential to irreparably harm your carpet’s fibres, resulting in permanent damage.

How can you get rid of recent pet urine stains on your furniture?

If your pets recent urine stains have had enough time to settle in and form a stain. Attempt this method we think best works.

What you’ll need:
– A cup or small dish of club soda/water
– The sponge (if necessary) or a towel with a lot of absorbency

1. Blot as much of the stain as possible using a white paper towel. Use a white towel to prevent the dyes from the towels from migrating to the rug or carpet.
2. Next, dab the stain with cold water or club soda, being sure to get rid of any excess liquid.
3. Please do not rub the stain. In order to prevent the urine stain from spreading farther into the rug Use moderate pressure and short/quick dabs to assist the stain lift out.
4. Continue rubbing the stain until the cloth absorbs it entirely.
5. To avoid the moist towel staining the upholstery, do not use the same towel for a lengthy period of time.

 

Useful tips:
TIP #1 Start blotting from the centre of the stain. This makes sure that it does not expand while being moderately pressed.
TIP #2: If you think your textile needs store bought chemical treatment, spot test them on an unseen or tiny hidden part of your upholstery to see if they affect the color/texture.
TIP #3:When dealing with delicate textiles such as velvet or swede, London Carpet Cleaning strongly recommends seeking expert assistance. Because any liquids that come into touch with such materials would leave an unwanted residue or watermarks, they can only be cleaned using a dry cleaning technique.
TIP #4: Always contact a professional if you are unsure. Better to keep your upholstery safe, than be sorry you are having to dispose them. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at: 0203 390 2157