How do I clean pet urine out of area rugs?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 13, 2019

    Totally clean thru to the back. Use a urine cleaner like Natures Miracle. If can wash in machine good. If a synthetic fiber you can treat and hose off in driveway. If wool use nature's miracle and take to cleaners. If don't get it all out, they will continue to pee in same spot.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jun 13, 2019

    Hi Teresa, so sorry you have pet urine on your area rug. If it isn't too large you may want to clean it and hang it outside (if possible). Sunshine and wind really help smelly rugs. Here are some other suggestions. Good luck Use a high-quality pet odor neutralizer once the area is clean. Use carpet stain remover if the area still looks stained after it's completely dry after extracting and neutralizing. Avoid using steam cleaners to clean urine odors from carpet or upholstery.

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  • Gk Gk on Jun 13, 2019

    Before you clean with anything else use the enzyme cleaner made to remove pet odors. It says right on the bottle that the enzyme cleaner is most effective if it is the FIRST cleaner you try to remove pet urine. If you are leaving your area rugs on the floor to clean place a plastic garbage bag under the spot. The enzyme cleaner needs to remain wet/damp for a specific period of time to work. You may consider moving the rugs to see if the floor under the area rugs has been damaged from pet urine and needs to be treated as well. Nature's Miracle is one enzyme cleaner for pet urine odor. Found in the pet section of most big box stores. Some people will suggest vinegar but understand that using vinegar is only a temporary smell reducer--the urine odor will come back because you haven't eliminated the uric acid in the pet urine from the carpet.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 13, 2019

    Clean both front and back with an enzyme product. Then, saturate with white vinegar remove excess moisture by rolling and blotting and hang out to dry if possible. Once one side is dry, flip it over and let the other side dry thoroughly. Be as thorough as possible or they will do it again.