As pet owners we all know that sometimes accidents happen If you find that your dog has pee’d on your carpet here’s what you should do.
- Use a paper towel or terry towel to soak up as much of the pee as you can. Lay the towel on the area and press firmly and evenly to absorb anything that comes out.
- Spray the area with a pet urine spray available from most pet shops. This can be sprayed liberally but be careful not to cause it to puddle as it will spread the problem.
- Allow the spray to dwell for a few minutes.
- Use clean towels to blot the liquid from the area until no more appears on a paper towel.
- Place a clean towel folded a few times onto the area and place something heavy on top. This will draw wicked up moisture into the towel and away from the carpet.
What to do if it’s dried in
If dog pee has dried into your carpet and is now smelling you may be able to deal with a small amount yourself using a small spray extractor, however, you should be aware that this may make the problem worse if you over wet the area and if you don’t use products designed for the problem.
However, taking such action isn’t reccommended and we would advise calling a professional who can flush the urine out thoroughly for you and neutralise the odour.
How do professionals get dog pee out of carpet?
There are several courses of action which can be undertaken by a professional to get dog pee out of carpet. Firstly we would assess the situation and determine how much pee there has been in the carpet and if it has likely seeped through into the backing and underlay.
Small amounts of dog pee can be removed by treating the area with an appropriate solution and rinsing thoroughly with a powerful extractor. This can then be speed dried to check that the smell has been eliminated.
If there has been a large amount which has gone through into the underlay the technician might choose to soak the carpet in a specialist solution and draw it out using a water claw attached to a powerful extraction machine. This rinsing process is intensive but is designed to tackle such a problem.
If the problem covers a large area and over a long period of time then the technician may reccommend disposing of the carpet and treating the flooring underneath instead.
What you shouldn’t do
We advise that you don’t throw everything but the kitchen sink at the problem. Adding layers of chemical treatments can make the problem far worse resulting in hugely increased costs to sort it out. Mixing chemicals can also cause unintended reactions which may become dangerous.
If in any doubt call a professional. We can offer free quotes so call us today.