Posted on 03 Mar, 2017
If it’s on the carpet
If the stain is new (i.e. still wet), soak up as much of the urine as possible. The best thing to use is a combination of newspaper and paper towels–anything that you’re willing to throw away. The more you are able to remove, the less the odor will linger. Next, pour enough vinegar over the affected area to soak the stain, followed by a sprinkling of baking soda. Your concoction will need to sit for a day or two, so cover the spot with a plate or bowl to prevent anyone from stepping on it. After enough time has gone by, sweep everything up and run a vacuum over the area. Voila! No more stain and no lingering odor.
If it’s on wood
This may be a bit trickier. If your pet has had an accident on your hardwood floors, the urine may sink into the wood, which can make it difficult to get rid of the resulting odor. To combat the smell, combine a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar into a bucket. Give the affected area a good scrub, and open your windows to let the fumes escape. You can also stir baking soda into your mixture and scrub the resulting paste onto the stain. Let it sit for several hours, and then rinse with water.
If it’s on the furniture
If the pet stain on your upholstery resulted from an accident, begin blotting immediately. If you don’t take care of the situation quickly, you may end up with a nasty stain on your favorite couch Scrape any solids off the affected area if need be. Then, spray the stain with water and blot with paper towel. Repeat this a few times before adding two parts vinegar to every one part water in your spray bottle and repeating the process.