How to remove urine stain
Urine Stain Removal
How to remove urine stain from carpets.
Step 1. Identify the stain.
Identify what type of carpet stain we are dealing with and choose the appropriate cleaning solution to remove urine stain.Urine stain removal is one of the most asked about stain removal process carpet cleaners are asked about.They are difficult to remove totally as they mostly have no colour until they have been left too long and the reaction between the carpet and urine turns the carpet yellow. You will need either a uv light or moisture detector, to locate all of the urine deposits within the carpet.
Step 2. Removing urine stain.
There are three steps to remove urine from carpet. The first step is to liquify the urine deposit with a vinegar solution. Once the stain has been liquified then you will need to extract and rinse the stained area. The final step would be to apply enzymes to the stained area to remove any residues that may still be present. Never apply cleaning solutions directly to stain areas. Use a blotting action only as rubbing will cause pile distortion and will become unsightly even when entire stain is removed. Work the cleaning solution from the outside of the stain towards the center. You may have to repeat this step until no more stain transfer to cloth is achieved. Normally when there is a yellowing of the carpet from urine, it is very difficult to remove the yellow colour.
Step 3. Rinsing the stain.
Thoroughly rinse out the stained area with either plain water or soda water. It is really important to rinse all of the cleaning solution out of the carpet as this will prevent any wicking of the stain in the carpet as it dries. One option would be to use a wet and dry vac to rinse and retrieve the rinse water out of the carpet otherwise just use a thick cloth or a pile of paper towels applied to the damp area and weighted with a heavy object (phone book) and leave overnight. This will allow any residues to wick into the paper towels or cloth as it dries thus taking it out of the carpet and into the cloth or paper towels.
If urine stain still persists please call a professional carpet cleaner to help remove remainder of stain.
Tips on stain removal.
Scrape up excess.
Blot stain only. Do not rub stain.
Avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach.
Do not over wet carpet with stain remover.
Do a little at a time, let it dry and do a little bit more.
Use a colour fast cleaning cloth or towel so the colour of the cloth doesn’t transfer to carpet (blue chux cloths tend to do this).
Stop once the stain stops transferring to the cleaning cloth .
If in doubt call River City Carpet Cleaning for advice.