We have an old dog that has started to experience incontinence issues these past few months due to some underlying kidney issues associated with old age (getting old SUCKS, am I right?). Poor Macy just can’t control it sometimes and has accidents in our house these days, so we’ve started to have to deal with how to get old dog urine smell out of carpet. Because our back door is in our sunroom, that’s pretty much the only place she has accidents, so the smell really seems to linger in that space.
Today I’d like to walk you through what we do to neutralize dog urine smell and how to eliminate urine odor in our home, as well as how to disinfect the carpet after we get rid of the smell.
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How can I remove dog urine odor from carpet?
The good thing in our case is that we do not have the issue where our whole house smells like dog urine. I know some people move into houses and have to deal with this, but that’s not the case here, so it’s a very isolated space where our dog has accidents.
To eliminate the urine odor, after she has an accident, we immediately use paper towel to try to blot up as much of the dog urine so that the paper towel is dry by the time we are done. Getting to the spot ASAP prevents it from soaking into the carpet.
Next, we spray the spot with vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on top of the spot and let dry.
Once dry, we take our vacuum cleaner and vacuum up the baking soda.
Finally, I like to use my HomeRight Steam Cleaner to go over the spots to kill and disinfect the entire area. Because my kids like to be in that space, it’s important to me to know that the room is as clean as it can be.
I also like to use my Steam Cleaner to clean our dog’s cage every once in a while, as well, just to ensure that the area remains germ free.
The other suggestion to get rid of the urine smell is to buy a black light to turn on and help identify other, less obvious, urine spots that you may have missed.
Hopefully this helps you get your house cleaned up and smelling fresh again. Leave questions in the comments below and I’ll do my best to help!