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How to Remove Urine Stains

By Edited Apr 12, 2014 0 0

Urine, whether it is human or animal, can leave an extremely unpleasant smell and can result in a permanent stain if it isn't treated correctly and promptly. It's important to have the right supplies on hand at all times if you experience re-ocurring urine problems in your household. These problems can come from a child having a bed-wetting problem or a pet that hasn't been house-trained properly. The result from stains that haven't been quickly treated is an unpleasant lingering odor and permanent stains on items such as carpet, mattresses, furniture, clothing and shoes.

Things You Will Need

Spray bottles
White vinegar
Ammonia
Hydrogen peroxide solution
Commercial stain removers

Step 1

Leather shoes (40039)
Removing Urine Stains on Leather Shoes: If it is a fresh stain, wipe polished shoes with a cloth that has been damped with warm water and wrung out well. When the shoes are dry, buff them well and then re-polish. If the urine stain is old and dried you will need to wipe them with a damp cloth to bring the salts from the urine to the surface. Then apply a product that is designed to remove salt stains.

Step 2

Removing Urine Stains on Suede Shoes: Wipe the suede shoes gently with a damp cloth. Wipe in the direction of the suede. Do not rub. Using a suede brush, brush gently. On dry marks, use shoe salt stain remover and brush with a suede brush between each application.

Step 3

Remove Urine Stains on Clothes: If colored fabrics have urine on them, rinse in cold water and then wash according to the fabric type. If you have urine stains on white fabrics, bleach with a hydrogen peroxide solution made of one part hydrogen peroxide to six parts of water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. You many also soak with an enzymatic detergent or use a commercial stain remover.

Step 4

Mattress
Remove Urine Stains from a Mattress: Stand the mattress on its side, and prop it up so it's leaning slightly forward so the liquid cleaner doesn't soak in more. Place old towels or sheet under the mattress to catch any dripping liquid. Using the hydrogen peroxide solution in the "remove urine stains on clothes" step, spray it on the stain and rub or brush off with a cloth. Neutralize the urine smell with a weak white vinegar solution spritzed on the stain. Rinse with clean water. Speed dry the cleaned stain by using a hand-held blow dryer on a cool setting or use a small household blower fan directed at the spot.

Step 5

Remove Urine Stains from Carpets: With fresh stains, use a carpet cleaner containing deodorant. Alternately, sponge with cold water, pat dry and then rinse with a white vinegar and water solution. This will help neutralize the smell. On dried stains, treat as a fresh stain to remove the smell and stain spot. Raise any faded color by sponging with a mild ammonia solution. If the stains are numerous it is best to use a commercial carpet cleaning company as they have commercial products that might be required to completely remove odors and stains.
Treating urine stains promptly is important to remove the stain and the smell.

Tips & Warnings

Always test do a small test patch on fabrics and carpets.
Use chemicals in a well-ventilated area.
Wear gloves and mask when using strong cleaning products.
Store all cleaning supplies out of reach of children.
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