Use a UV light to detect any dried urine spots. If you were unable to soak up the urine right when it happened, and you’re not sure where the smell is coming from, you can use a cheap UV blacklight to find the spots where your dog has urinated. Once you’ve found the spots, mark them by placing an object next to them so you don’t lose them again. Cheap UV lights can generally be bought at your local home goods or hardware store. For instance, if you use two cups of water, you should mix it with two cups of vinegar.
The amount of liquid you use will depend on how large the spot where your dog urinated is. Apply a generous amount of solution to the urine spot. You will want to use a generous amount to make sure that the solution absorbs into the deeper layers of the carpet, eradicating the urine odor along the way. The solution will help to soften and neutralize the hardened, deeper layers of the urine spot. Use a new sponge or washcloth to scrub in the vinegar mixture. Run your vacuum over the urine spot again.
Once you have scrubbed in the vinegar, run your vacuum over the spot again to pull up the vinegar mixture and the urine that is has broken up and neutralized. Again, if you don’t have a vacuum, use paper towels or newspaper to soak up the vinegar and broken up urine. Sprinkle baking soda over the urine spot. Once you have dried the area, pour baking soda over the entire affected area. Make sure that the baking soda covers all of the affected carpet or flooring. The baking soda will help to ensure that the urine gets neutralized.
Mix hydrogen peroxide with dishwashing liquid. 5 ml of plain dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Anything higher may damage your carpet or flooring. You should also make sure that the dishwashing liquid you use does not contain any bleach, as this may also stain your carpet. Spray the hydrogen peroxide mixture on the urine spot. Lightly spritz the area covered in baking soda. Allow the area to dry completely.
This may take several hours. Once the spot it no longer damp to the touch, run your vacuum over it again to pick up any excess baking soda that may not have gotten mixed in with the hydrogen peroxide mixture. Be aware that old urine spots most likely discolored your carpet. This method is best used as a way to clean walls and floors that have been urinated on. While it can be effective in removing urine from carpets, it is best used right away when the urine is still fresh. Purchase epsom salt or potassium alum. Both of the products can be found at your local grocery store or pharmacy.
The product you use is up to you—both epsom salt and potash alum have the same effect on dog urine—the get rid of bacteria in the urine spot that can be increasing the bad smell, and they absorb any leftover liquid. Dissolve 200 grams of Epsom salt or potassium alum in 800 ml of water to make a liter of solution. Transfer the solution in a spray bottle to make applying the solution to the affected area easier. After you’ve soaked up as much urine as you can, spray the cleaning mixture on to the affected area. Let it soak into the urine spot for several minutes. If the urine spot is old, spray the affected area and then let the solution soak into the spot for 30 or more minutes.
The longer you let the solution sit, the more effective it will be in breaking up and dissolving the urine that has dried in the carpet. This will ensure that you remove all of the dissolved urine that the mixture broke up. Once you have gotten the spot relatively dry, spray the solution on the spot again. This time, let it dry. The dried solution will continue to fight against bacteria in the affected spot. There are two categories of cleaning products that can be used to neutralize urine odors. They include enzyme-fighting products and oxidizing products. These products contain enzymes that decompose urine into molecules that can be eaten by specific non-odor causing bacteria present in their products. Pet Stain and Odor Remover, Best Carpet Enzyme Cleaner by Bubba’s Rowdy Friends Pet Supply Inc. Give oxidizing products a try. These products can be directly sprayed on areas with remnant urine odors. These products neutralize odors by killing odor-causing bacteria, and can prevent remarking. They also contain substances that remain after application that continue to neutralize odors, bind to waste products, and prevent bacterial and mold growth. Make sure you use the right amount of neutralizer. When using either enzyme or oxidizing products, it is important to use more product than the amount of urine that your dog expelled.