Cat Urine Stains On Carpet? 2 Tips To Get Them Out

Posted on: 29 December 2021

If you have a cat that has urinated onto your carpeting, there are many ways you can get the stains off. How you do this will be determined by whether the urinated areas are new or your carpeting has been stained for some time. Below is more information about this so you can have a fresh, clean carpet again.

Clean the Carpet Yourself

If you have fresh cat urine stains, you may be able to get the stains clean yourself. First blot the area with a cloth to remove as much of the urine as you can. Purchase a product that removes cat urine stains and odors from a pet store or a home improvement store. Follow the directions on how to use the product. 

When you are finished, check the area again for stain and/or odor. If it's still there, use the product again to see if you can get it out. If you still cannot you will need to hire a professional to do this for you.

Hire a Carpet Cleaning Company 

A carpet cleaning company has powerful vacuums that can remove pet urine and clean the carpeting for you. If there are older urine stains on your carpeting, the carpet cleaning company has stain removal products that they use. These stain removal products are much stronger than what you can purchase in the store. They will pretreat these stains before they start cleaning your carpet. 

The contractor rolls the carpet cleaner over the carpet. As they do, hot water is pushed down deep into the carpeting to ensure all the carpet fibers are cleaned. The machine sucks the hot water out of the carpeting so that when they are finished, you will be left with a damp carpet. This is also known as steam cleaning your carpeting. 

If you have very old cat urine stains on your carpeting, these can be difficult to remove. After the carpet cleaning company is finished, these stains will be much less noticeable. There also may be times when the urine got deep into the carpet pad. If this happens, this area of the carpeting and carpet pad will need to be removed and replaced.

The carpet cleaning company can give you much more information on how they clean carpets. Hire a carpet cleaning company to come to your home a couple of times per year. If you have a lot of pets or a lot of people that live in your home, you should consider having your carpets cleaned more often than this.