How to Remove Cat Urine from Carpet
It's a cat-owner inevitability. Elderly, stressed or sick cats will often damage your carpets. If you have the appropriate care plan, spot cleaners, deodorizers and deep cleaners, you can preserve the quality of your carpet even if you have several cats. 1877FloorGuy offers many unique carpet care products for cat urine, and we will assist you in finding the appropriate formulas for your needs.
Don't Let It Sit
- We know it's almost impossible to follow your cat around to prevent accidents. But if you do notice an accident, you want to address it immediately. Don't give pet urine puddles a chance to turn into long-term stains and to cause lingering odors. Once cat urine seeps into the pad, it will become spongy and absorb the liquid, making it nearly impossible to eradicate the stain and odor. Clean cat urine marks as quickly as you can.
As soon as you identify a puddle or wet spot, soak up the top layer of liquid thoroughly using an old rag or some paper towels. The key is removing as much of the urine as possible so that it doesn't penetrate the fibers and then the padding, which will become a much more difficult problem to address. As with all carpet cleaning, you never want to rub cat urine stains. Instead, blot them and soak up the liquid without spreading it.
Pick the Appropriate Products
- There are several cat urine-specific cleaners on the market. If you have a cat that is prone to accidents, you'll want to have a dry carpet cleaner, a cat urine deodorizer and a cat urine spot cleaner on hand. We offer many products recommended for cleaning cat urine from carpets. Once you have the right cleaners, you'll want to first blot the puddle, then apply spot cleaner. Next, thoroughly clean your carpets with a dry carpet cleaner, such as Capture
. The final step should be to target pet urine odors using a carpet deodorizer.
As with any floor cleaning products, you want to make sure you test these carpet cleaners in a small, inconspicuous area before applying them to the whole of the carpet. Additionally, be sure to read the manufacturer's label to ensure that the products are safe for your specific carpet type. Remember, these products are generally recommended for cleaning carpeting only. Refer to our carpet and rug care section if you'd like to find rug cleaning products that are gentle enough for delicate rugs.
1877FloorGuy encourages all of our customers to contact us with product-specific carpet care concerns. We can provide you with detailed product information and make suggestions for you if you aren't sure which product is appropriate for your flooring.