How to clean dog pee from sofa

How to get dog pee smell out of couch

Use enzymes to clean the sofa

Make sure to soak the stain in an enzyme cleaner for about half an hour. This kind of solution is known to penetrate and eat at the live organisms in the pee. Pee has a distinct smell that is intense and difficult to miss. Mixtures involving baking soda or vinegar are good at breaking these down. These household items will help to neutralize the smell. It is an effective method to use when pee has got onto a very thick upholstery. Be sure to put the mixture over the correct location on the sofa. To identify it, you must use your nose. 

Absorb urine

Using either a newspaper or paper towel is crucial to soak up the urine. You will not get the smell out if the physical liquid is still on the couch. Do this by pressing the material onto the stain. Repeat this until you get enough of the urine out without spreading it. Use a motion that is controlled when you press down hard and deep. 

Use Listerine

This product has a potent smell that can help cover up urine’s smell. It is a last-ditch option that you can try to deodorize the entire couch. It will not be helpful for cleaning purposes but will deal with the smell. Adding some to a spray can and coating your couch will work well in the short term to deal with the smell.

How to get dog pee out of couch cushion

Dab the Urine 

The key to successfully removing dog pee safely is to blot the urine. We will perform this action with any absorbent cloth that you have available to use. The most common material used for this task is often disposable kitchen towels. They are popular because they are moisture absorbent. Microfiber cloths are more absorbent, but they cost more and might not be readily available. Dealing with urine requires prompt action to prevent stains from drying. A microfiber cloth will be able to suck out the urine from the sofa fibers. If you are feeling modern, you can also try using a wet/dry vacuum. This product offers a handy way to suction out the urine from the couch. This method requires delicate care when dealing with soft materials like velvet.

Use cleaning solution

You can use a homemade cleaning solution to tackle the dog pee. The most appropriate cushions are ½ cup of warm water, ½ cup of white vinegar, ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid. This combo is a neutral option that will work organically on urine stains. The low pH levels of vinegar make it an excellent but easy-going cleaner for most sofas. It will thoroughly sanitize the stain and deal with the smell.

Baking Soda

For cleaning upholstery, baking soda is one of the top options you can purchase for neutralizing and drying. The main advantage of this product is that it can deal with odors ruthlessly. This benefit is significant because dog urine has very high alkaline and acid levels. Placing one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablespoon of baking soda, and a few drops of water on a urine stain will entirely change its chemical properties.  

How to get rid of urine smell after it has dried

Dried urine has a very pungent smell that is difficult to deal with naturally. For this type of stain, we will require some heavy-duty cleaning chemicals. 

Placing a small amount of this powerful cleaning solution on your upholstery at a time could save you a massive headache. You can combine 300ml of hydrogen peroxide with 45 MLS of baking soda and two tablespoons of dish soap. When adding this to a stain, make sure to test it first. The formula might be too potent for certain materials on sofas. This harshness could lead to negative consequences like material thinning or discoloration. 

When cleaning the sofa, use a soft brush to massage the mixture into the dried urine. When you have lathered it enough, you will dry it with a microfiber cloth. Ensure that this microfiber cloth is damp enough to absorb the cleaning mixture and the dried urine.

When this task is complete, you can vacuum over the stain for added hygiene. The heat and cleaning smell mixed will neutralize the foul urine smell.

How to clean urine from couch foam

Pat the stain with a paper towel

High-quality paper towels will be very absorbent to fresh pee stains. They are an excellent way to absorb irritating substances without spreading the particles around the couch. Blotting out the stain will be best. Cushion foam is filled with microscopic holes, and the pee can travel easily if you lack the correct technique. 

Sprinkle salt

Adding salt to the stain is a great way to neutralize the pH of the urine. This substance is essential for dealing with the smell. Salt grains are fine enough to travel through cushion foam. This fineness means it can reach deep where a cloth or paper towel cannot. After 8 hours, the salt will have fully absorbed the urine if done correctly. 

Vacuum the cushion

The raw suction power offered by a vacuum makes it a safe choice to deal with couch foam urine. It will get the physical liquid out if it is still fresh. Unfortunately, without additional cleaning chemicals, this method will not help you deal with the smell created by the urine. 

Cleaning dog pee on a velvet sofa

Most velvet sofas require dry cleaning. This requirement means on the manufacturer’s tag, you will find an ‘S.’ To handle this cleaning well, you want to ensure that you use a damp cloth that is not dripping. Add a solution of dish soap, vinegar, and water into a bucket. Dip the cloth in there. Gently scrub over the stain until satisfied. You can then gently vacuum this area on a low setting. The velvet must dry quickly to improve its overall lifetime. 

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