As a pet owner, you need to know how to get dried dog pee out of the carpet. Even if your dog is house broke or knows how to use puppy padding, accidents happen. It’s helpful to know how to get rid of urine stains, and the ammonia odor that tends to linger in an area, even after you clean the urine up.
DIY Tips for Removing Dried Dog Pee Out of The Carpet
There are ways you can clean your carpet stains, for a pretty cheap bottom line, using regular household ingredients. There are three simple solutions you can use to clean dried dog pee stains and odors out of the carpet.
The older the stain, the harder it will be to clean up so it’s best to tackle it as soon as you notice it. Letting urine sit can give it time to absorb through the carpet fibers and padding, down into your subfloor. Over time, repeated urination can cause your floor to lose its structural integrity and become weak – and eventually, rot apart.
DIY One – Dish Soap
The first DIY urine stain removal we’re going to talk about is using dish soap. We recommend Dawn original but you can use whatever brand you have. But check to see if your product contains bleach before using it.
I made this mistake once and that one urine spot ended up being the cleanest part of my white carpet. It definitely made me get a steam cleaner the next day for a deep shampoo to make the rest of my carpet match.
To use dish soap, mix ½ teaspoon dish soap with one cup of warm water. Stir until it’s sudsy. Pour the mixture onto the stain until it’s saturated. Next, blot the area dry with paper towels to remove as much liquid as you can get.
If you prefer, you can run the vacuum over the spot to ensure you got all the water up. But don’t vacuum too wet of a spot or it could short the motor out. It should only be slightly damp. Repeat this process as needed until you’re satisfied with the results.
DIY Two – Homemade Mixture Using Vinegar, Peroxide, And Baking Soda
The second option you can try does require more ingredients but it has a higher success rate of stain removal than just soap. For this process, you’ll need vinegar, peroxide, and baking soda. The first thing you’ll need to do is mix one part vinegar with one part water.
Soak a dry rag in the vinegar/water solution and blot the stained area. Press your hand hard into the carpet so that the liquid transfers from one fabric to the other. Now, remove the rag and pour a little solution over the top of the already dampened spot.
Now, you want to scrub the wet spot using a scrub brush or toothbrush. I prefer the scrub brush because it covers more surface and the bristles are harder. Once you’re through scrubbing, blot the area with a paper towel until the area is dry. Next, pour baking soda over the stain in a thin layer.
While the baking soda sits, mix ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon baking soda. Stir and pour the solution onto the stain and scrub again. Finally, you’ll do one last blot, drying as much of the liquid up as possible. If you prefer, you can use the vacuum for ultimate dryness.
DIY Three – Vinegar and Baking Soda
Our final recommendation for how to remove dried dog pee out of the carpet is to use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar is an enzymatic cleaner that’s considered to be antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic due to having a pH of 2.4, which makes it acidic.
Cleaning with vinegar is a win-win all around. It’s cheap, safe for use around your pets and young babies, and is a good way to go green, as it’s also eco-friendly. Just add vinegar to a spray bottle and blast the stained area until it’s covered but not saturated.
Next, sprinkle the wet spot with baking soda. The mixture will foam up. Think about your middle school volcano project. It’s no big deal. Now, cover the spot with dry paper towels and let sit for 24 hours. Come back the next day and clean up with water. Make sure to dry the spot completely after rinsing.
How to Get Dried Dog Pee Out of The Carpet
When you have dogs, you quickly learn that accidents happen. There might be times that it’s just impossible for your pet to wait to be let outside so he can do his business. But after a few times, the smell of pee can become overpowering, and nasty looking stains appear all over your carpet.
The next thing you know, you’re having to browse articles for tips on how to remove dog pee out of your carpet. There’s no way you have the extra cash to replace it; hiring a professional to clean it would get expensive for repeated visits.
You can use commercial-grade pet stain removers that you purchase from the store. These products have enzymes that remove the active bacteria that are attracted to the ammonia that’s found in pet urine. A few of our favorites, which you can buy on Amazon, are:
- Clorox Urine Remover
- Nature’s Miracle Advanced Stain and Odor Eliminator
- BUBBA’S Stain and Odor Terminator
- Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator
You could even rent (or purchase) a carpet cleaning machine to deep clean your carpet as needed, which removes some pee stains. The rest you’ll have to hand scrub. We care about helping you be the best pet owner you can. So here are a few DIY solutions that work for getting dried urine out of the carpet.
Be Prepared to Remove Dried Dog Pee Out of Your Carpet
Young or old, sometimes it’s unavoidable that your dog pees on your carpet. You don’t have to stress about those gross stains and horrible smell anymore. Use our helpful tips to clean your carpet and furniture if your pet has an accident.
Kassidy Shepperd is the editor in chief for Canine-Prime.com. She is is a dog lover/trainer, a freelance writer and a volunteer at many pet rescue and shelter centers. Kassidy is based in Colorado and regularly writes for dog related magazines and blogs.