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How Do I Get Pet Urine Out of My Carpet?

Updated: May 8



Pets are an important part of our families, but they can also bring unwanted smells into our homes. If you're wondering how to get rid of pet odor or urine from your carpet, you're not alone.


Many pet owners in the Portland Metro Area struggle with this issue. We Oregonians love our cats and dogs!


Here are some tips to help you get rid of dog (and cat) smells in your carpet and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.


  • When the accident first happens, pour a cup of tap water on top to dilute the urine (bottles if you have hard water) and follow it up by applying pressure to a clean folded towel. This will absorb the liquid and help pull up the urine. Repeat the process another time or two and make sure to get the carpet as dry as possible with the last towel.



  • For old spots - Use Baking Soda: Put your pets in another room before beginning. Baking soda is a natural odor neutralizer that can help absorb pet odor from your carpets. Simply sprinkle baking soda over your carpet (when dry!) and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour before vacuuming it up. Add essential oils if you have some to add a nice aroma as well.

  • Vinegar Solution: Another eco-friendly option is to use a vinegar solution to get rid of pet odor in your carpet. Mix one part white vinegar with three parts water in a spray bottle and spray the affected area. Let the solution sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with a clean damp cloth.


  • Enzymatic Cleaners: Enzymatic cleaners are specifically designed to break down pet urine and eliminate odor. They are available at most pet stores and can be an effective solution for pet odor in your carpet. Read here for our favorite product we recommend.


  • Regular Carpet Cleaning: Regular maintenance carpet cleaning is important, especially if you have elderly or sick pets. Professional carpet cleaning services can help you keep your carpets clean and odor-free, which can be challenging with pets in the home. At our eco-friendly carpet cleaning company in the Portland Metro Area, we offer professional results you can trust at an affordable price.


At Mr. Steam Carpet Cleaning, we understand how important pets are to our families. That's why we offer carpet steam cleaning services that are both eco-friendly and pet-friendly. We know how challenging it can be to deal with pet odor in your carpet, especially when pets are losing the ability to potty only outside.


Our experienced technicians use the latest technology and techniques to provide a high-quality carpet cleaning service that you can trust.


Don't let pet odor ruin your home. Call us today (503-597-8326) for a free estimate or use the book online feature on the top menu bar to schedule an appointment. With our affordable, professional results you can trust, you can enjoy a fresh and clean home that both you and your pets will love.



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