How Do I Get Dog Pee Smell Out of My House

The actual stench of dog urine smell can be nauseating, startling and even annoying. But before drowning into the well of confusion, think about this; everyone likes to pee. The entire overwhelming feeling of relief sends unspoken energy down one’s countenance and dogs are not excluded from this relief.

Despite the fact that dogs don’t know where to pee, they are guilty of going astray and peeing where ever they deem fit. Most likely on the couch or sadly those beautiful rugs or the recently vacuumed floors.

We understand your concern as well as your love for the dogs. Therefore, we want to share a few methods that work just fine to rid of the dog pee smell out of your house.

How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Smell?

How Do I Get Dog Pee Smell Out of My House

1. Baking Soda

Just before you think something has to be baked, no one is baking anything here. Baking soda naturally neutralizes odors. The magic occurs after it is sprinkled generously on the damp areas affected or even on the old urine stains.

Next up, work the powder gently into the fibers of any fabric, rug or carpet. Let the baking soda sit overnight to ensure the odor removal. Then vacuum the area to get rid of the smell completely.

2. Towel Dry

This remedy could be less complicated but quite a task as you will get a fair share of the stench. First off; get some clean towels and absorb as much urine as possible.

Avoid rubbing in, this is where a lot of people get it wrong. It might just push the urine deeper into the affected area and that will only make it more complicated. If you don’t have clean towels; use worn-out clothes or a stack of old newspapers, or even paper towels. The exercise could be less rigorous if you will clean it as soon as possible.

3. Warm Wash

You can use a warm (not hot wash) to get rid of the odor. Hot liquids could reduce the quality of the surface if applied directly. The ideal measure is using a wet vacuum cleaner with a lukewarm wash solution. If you have never used it before, here’s an insight on how to use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner.

4. Vinegar

Vinegar is a lifesaver. It basically neutralizes odors and works well for wet stains. It can also aid in removal of old stains around the soiled areas.

Just ensure that the vinegar is undiluted. Then spray directly on the source of dog pee smell and leave it for 15 – 20 minutes. Scrub off, to drive away tough stains and don’t forget to dry the sections.

Do it Yourself (Create a Home-Made Mixture):

Rather than purchasing a commercial urine remover, a homemade mixture could work just fine. In a bowl make a solution of; baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and dish detergent (anyone you choose works). The combination of these 3 is powerful enough to drive away even the strongest of urine smells.

The solution can be apportioned this way: 8 fl oz. of peroxide, 3 tbsp. of baking soda and a few drops of dish detergent.

Spray the mixture onto the affected area and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Scrub the area thoroughly and see the magic. Again, don’t forget to dry the area.

Note: Just so you know; peroxide could bleach or discolor fabrics or surfaces.

Pet’s Diet

While an animal’s urine naturally smells, those scent markers help designate territory. A very strong odor or abrupt odor change may indicate health problems. A change in diet can also affect the odor of urine, and offering your pet certain foods can reduce odors.

If a bad smell persists, consult with a veterinarian to investigate any digestive or other problems or health issues.

Dealing with occasional urine accidents and odors is part of being a pet owner. But by taking several steps to minimize those odors, it is possible to eliminate the smells and keep your home fresh and pet-friendly at the same time.

Enzyme Cleaner

Bio-enzymatic cleaners are cleaning products that use non-pathogenic (good) bacteria to digest wastes, soils, stains, and odors. Stain removal products usually include enzymes to digest and break down stains and odors on a molecular level. You can easily purchase them in local stores.

Citrus- enzyme cleaners can also be made at home, but prepare it 3 months earlier before the actual use. Ingredients include a mixture of: 7 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1½ cups of lemon and orange peels, 1 liter of water, a big clear container that can hold the liquid and peels. Combine all ingredients, shake and let the gas out.

The Takeaway

Dogs are amazing pets, but taking care of them can be quite a task. Also trying to get rid of the dog pee is not a fun exercise as the smell is not pleasant. However, using the above tips, you can easily tackle this herculean task.

Is your house is full of bad smells? It’s best to reach out to odor removal professionals and get rid from that lingering smell forever!!

About Lisa McIntyre

Lisa McIntyre has always resided in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Applied Science. Ultimately, her passion for science and teaching came to fruition after her husband requested her assistance in developing Dry Effect Restoration Services. She was able to develop her knowledge, degrees and certifications further in many indoor air quality associations and organizations. Thus allowing her to educate Realtors and Insurance Agents on the damages that many common indoor air quality irritants and water bacterial growths can lead to in ones home or business. Over 10 years later she’s glad to have taken the leap of faith to assist her husband what seemed to be a fun project into a lifetime achievement and to see the individuals she teaches prosper from their newly found knowledge.

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