Cat Urine: What to Do and What Not to Do.

It's easy to panic when you see that your cat has done his business on your beautiful pristine carpet. I have seen it all from home owners pouring straight bleach or hydrogen peroxide directly on the stain, to flooding it with water, Resolve, or any number of products from there favorite local pet store. A lot of you might even think how crazy could that be and why would you poor bleach on carpet but its easy to get a little crazy. Cat urine is one of the foulest stenches and rich liquid that could ever grace a floor and it comes out of something so fluffy and lovable. So what needs to be done when fluffy or mittens does the unthinkable on your new carpet?
What works to get the smell out of the carpet? The first step is, if the stain is fresh, grab some paper towels or cloths and blot up as much of the stain as you can. Do not rub the stain. If it is dry, use a few ounces of cold water and blot. In most cases (because there are a variety of carpets out there and many different materials carpet is made of) diluted white vinegar with a dilution ratio of 1/5 - 1/10 will disinfect and remove the color from the carpet or furniture. Baking soda will help to remove the smell but it is suggested not to mix the baking soda with the vinegar. We do not recommend hydrogen peroxide because if it is left to dwell it has a tendency to bleach most material. Anything that you are going to use should be first tested in an inconspicuous area. If the stain persists, mix baking soda and water and let it sit and scrape off the excess baking soda with a paper towel. 

You might be surprised to find that it is very affordable to hire a professional. For instance, Axiom offers pet stain removal for just $25 per stain when 3 or more rooms are being cleaned and $49 to remove just one stain. (prices reduced for multiple stains).