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Effective Tips to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet

Mar 29, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

One of the filthiest tasks is to clear urine accidents from your carpet. Adding to that, the strong odor that it brings does not go away easily. But fortunately, you can deal with this mishap easily using some commonly available household items.

So, here are some DIY tips to remove urine smell from carpet and make it fresh and odor free again.

How to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet?

There are several ways you can eliminate this odor from your carpet. Some of the effective techniques are explained below.

The steps are as follows:

1. Blot The Stain

If the urine stain is fresh, it would still be damp. So use some paper towels and blot the stain until it absorbs all of it. You can place multiple thick wipes and press them to get the maximum stain blotted out.

2. Use Vinegar Solution

Vinegar is known for its deodorization which neutralises the ammonia present in the urine. Take equal quantities of plain white vinegar and water mixed in a spray bottle and spray it on the spot until the carpet is damp enough.
You can then leave it for 10 minutes until all the vinegar is soaked deeply into the layers.

3. Soak up The Vinegar

Once all the vinegar is absorbed after a while, blot the vinegar with fresh paper towels to absorb all the solution from the carpet.

4. Sprinkle Baking Soda

After that, it’s time to use another odor-absorbent baking soda. This not only works effectively to remove urine smell from carpet but also neutralises any citric smell of vinegar left.

Spread/sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda and let it work there for about 4 hours or more. In case of a stronger smell, you can also keep it overnight.

5. Vacuum

Once you see all of the power has dried, it means it has absorbed all the odor from your carpet. After this, you can vacuum your carpet to remove any residues.

Note: In case of an old pee stain odor, you can make a paste of baking soda by combining a little amount of water in the baking soda. Apply it on the stain, and let it rest before vacuuming it up.

Some Alternate Options to Remove Urine Smell from Carpet

⇒ Dish Soap and Water

This can be used when the stain is fresh. Sometimes, the mild odor can easily be handled using a mere cleaning with dish soap.

Add two tbsp of dish soap to 2 cups of warm water. Saturate the carpet area with this solution using a fresh cloth dipped in it. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then blot the area with a normal plain water-dipped cloth.

⇒ Enzyme-Based Cleaners

There are a lot of enzyme-based solutions that you can use while cleaning. They are strong enough to break down urine molecules and eliminate the odor from your carpet. In case you opt to choose any, make sure you read the usage instructions given with it to ensure proper usage and effective deodorization.

⇒ Hydrogen Peroxide

The use of 3% hydrogen peroxide can also eliminate the pee stain odor from your carpet. But care should be taken before its use by testing a sample of it on a hidden area of your carpet to avoid discoloration as it is a mild bleach.

To use this, mix ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 2 cups of water. Spray it on the stain and let it air dry.

For more effective results, you can use hydrogen peroxide after sprinkling baking soda for double action.


These were some homemade solutions to remove urine smell from carpet that you can try to get rid of the musty pee smell. If the urine stains are handled immediately, it will be much easier to eliminate odor from your carpet through these steps.

However, if the stubborn odor persists, you need to go for professional carpet cleaning services for effective and thorough odor removal from your carpet and make it odor-free and smelling fresh.

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