How to remove Urine stains in carpets and upholstery
When you have the unpleasant stain of urine in carpets or upholstery you must try and remove this stain as fast as possible, with urine it is mixed with all sorts of bacteria from the body, don’t forget this is a waste product. The enzymes in the urine can stain fabrics very quickly, there are also acids in urine, and these acids can do a lot of damage to fibres, they start to work on discolouring the fabric straight away, so swift action is needed.
You must first blot up as much of the stain as possible with white towellings, but don’t rub the carpet as this can damage the fibres and it can also move the stain to into a bigger area, then use a damp cloth with warm water not hot water, just warm to blot up more of the urine, you will see the yellowish mark start to disappear, but this doesn’t mean you have completed the job, this may need to be repeated several times, you can also mix up a drop of washing liquid into a bottle, use this on the effected area to help kill the bacteria, remember less is best at this stage, repeat the blotting process again, after you are satisfied with the blotting stage you then need a white towel to be folded into 4, this must be big enough to cover the affected area, place the towel over the stain and place some heavy items on top of the towel to press it down, this will help absorb the moisture from the fabric and draw the rest of the stain from the base of the carpet. This process will not work on an old urine stain; this requires the attention of a professional carpet cleaning technician. The outcome from this may vary depending on the type of carpet the stain is in.
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