How to Remove Pet Urine From a Couch
Tips From a Reliable Upholstery Cleaning Contractor
OK, accidents happen. Whether you have a baby cat or an adult dog, pee happens. It is annoying and very frustrating. But even though it seems to ruin not only your day but the furniture as well, the damage is not that serious. Here you will find some tips from a trusted local upholstery cleaning specialist on how to safely remove stains and odor by yourself and without damaging the fabric of your upholstered furniture.
#1: Soak up as much of the moisture as possible
For this purpose, you would need an old rag. No matter where on the couch the urine is located, try to soak up as much of it as possible. If the wet spot is on a removable cushion, the easiest and most effective way to clean the furniture is by removing the cushion, placing it on the floor, and step on it to better soak up the pee.
Mix 4 parts of water to 1 part of distilled white vinegar to naturally deodorize the couch. Vinegar is the number one household cleaner. Many people will admit it is a fantastic product to use for every load of laundry as it does not leave any smell and is magnificent in situations like yours.
So, wipe and rub and scrub the vinegar with a rag into the wet spot until you feel like you have covered it well. Please note, if you catch a “dry” spot, you would skip step one and go right to this one. It works the same way. To perform this step you can also spray the area with a vinegar/water solution, soak it up, and then scrub it to be sure you are getting it all up.
#3: Restore to original shape
To perform this task you will need baking soda and lavender essential oil. The power of these two natural ingredients together will accomplish your restoration goal. Measure out about 1 cup of baking soda for a spot size about as big as your cushion. Then add around 20 drops of lavender oil. Blend the mixture and then sprinkle it over the soiled area.
#4: Let it dry
Let the couch sit like this for several hours, or even overnight to dry out, soak up, and absorb the smell. Then come back and vacuum it all and the furniture should be as good as new and smelling great. If the spot is old or very saturated, you could consider doing this step a second time as needed.
This is the easiest way to perform DIY upholstery cleaning that will give instant results. The method is effective for all sorts of furniture, including upholstered chairs, couches, mattresses, pillows and more. Remember, if this solution does not give the results you desire, you can always consult with an expert for a professional service. If you are based in Las Vegas, NV, Silver State Carpet Care is the company to call. You and reach us at (702) 487-4251.