How To: Clean Dog/Cat Urine Odor out of carpet.
This is really great advice I found for cleaning Dog/Cat urine odors out of the carpet.
It is important for Sellers to be aware of the odors in their home. Since they live there, they may not be aware of how offensive the odors may be to Agents and potential Buyers. Be honest with your Seller and explain the importance of removing these odors. They don't want to scare away a potential Buyer.
Areas of pet urine that have dried and previously gone undetected can be found with the aid of a black light. The urine stains will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held black lights are quite inexpensive, usually costing $15 - $25. To save the expense of a black light you can always use your nose to detect the source of the odor. Put your nose down close to the carpet and sniff away.
After the vinegar treatments dry off the carpet as much as possible. You can assist drying by blotting with paper towels as described above. If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use that to remove excess moisture.
That's all there is to it. It's as simple as that. 1-2-3 and that dog/cat pee smell is gone. It really does work.
The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia and hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer capable of killing bacteria, which cause the urine smells. Baking soda is a well-known deodorizer which absorbs odors. Sprinkle it on your carpet monthly then vacuum up to keep your carpet smelling fresh all the time.
Important: Never use ammonia or ammonia-based products on the carpet. One of the ingredients of urine is ammonia and your cat may well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area if it detects the smell of ammonia. Many household cleaner cleaners contain ammonia so be sure to read the label.
don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it in an emergency
for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere
on the label then it probably contains hydrogen peroxide.
Caution, you should test your carpet for color fastness in an inconspicuous area.
Use only 3% Hydrogen Peroxide.