How to Remove Urine Stains
Urine stains are among those little life annoyances that only become worse when ignored. Whether potty-training a toddler, housebreaking a pet or caring for an aging relative, accidents involving urine require quick and effective clean-up in order to help prevent a worsening odor, as well as a pet potentially re-marking the area.
Getting your urine-soaked carpeting, mattress or couch back in shape requires more cleaning power than typical household cleaners are equipped to offer. They can leave behind stains or only temporarily masks odors, making urine stains considerably harder to remove after they have dried.
Remember to always do a spot test on an inconspicuous area before use, and follow label precautions.
- Blot and absorb any excess urine with a paper towel. Dampen area with clean water.
- Apply full-strength Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner via spray, sponge or clean cloth. Leave on heavily urine-soaked areas for 3-5 minutes.
- Scrub the area with a soft bristled brush, working from the outer border of the stain toward the center to avoid spreading it.
- Rinse or damp-wipe with clean water, and repeat if needed.
- When using carpet extraction cleaners or other cleaning equipment, use a medium or light dilution.
- Fill sink with cold water, add 1/2 cup Simple Green.
- Add garments and allow to soak for 30-60 minutes.
- Add garments to washing machine, add detergent and wash as normal.
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