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How to Remove Urine Smell From Carpet

I had an incident where my cat urinated all over my rug while we were out of town. Here is the solution that worked to get the urine smell out. This was a small rug so I was able to remove it from the room and take it outside where I flipped it over and sprinkled it with baking soda. Then using vinegar I saturated the piece of carpet and let it sit for an hour. Find out my results below.

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Dec 18, 2012

    Great tip! Saving this.

  • Deborah Ferguson-Berends
    Deborah Ferguson-Berends Grant, MI
    on Dec 18, 2012

    When we first got our Shih Tzu, I heard a tv vet say that white vinegar will neutralize the area so they don't go back looking for it. I have used it for years for any little accident on carpet or furniture. Helps with a grandchild with a tummy ache too (vomit). P.S. and then a little Febreze.

  • Gaylene Hobaugh-Mandelka
    Gaylene Hobaugh-Mandelka Adrian, MI
    on Dec 18, 2012

    Any rug with a rubber backing can be tossed in the washer, cold wash, hang dry. When the rugs of this type are larger, area rug size, I take them to the landromat and put them in a triple loader. Anything stinky I add Odoban, it's the best for urine and is a disinfectant that can be used on bedding and upholstery. You can get it at Sam's Club.

  • Anne F
    Anne F Florence, MS
    on Dec 18, 2012

    What can be done on wall to wall carpet? I think I'm just going to have to rip it all out and replace it! Anything that will take care of the smell to keep from having to do this?!?!?! I'm desperate!!!

  • Anne Tighe
    Anne Tighe Shippensburg, PA
    on Dec 19, 2012

    i use the vinegar also. 50/50 in a squirt bottle. if it was a lot of urine, i would take an icecream pail half full of hot water and a little disenfectant, pour it around and on the area, then immediately suck it up with the carpet cleaner and treat the area after w/the vinegar. we have beige carpet and it doesnt stain. only bad thing with using the carpet cleaner is, if your carpets havent been cleaned in half year or so, you'll now have a clean spot and might have to do the whole thing.

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