Remove Pet Urine Smell from Carpet

A small puppy lying on a carpet

Whether it’s your brand new puppy or your seasoned best friend when you have a pet, accidents happen. That’s why we have created this article, on how to remove pet urine smell from carpet.

1. Tackling Urine Stains Immediately

Accidents happen to every pet. Follow these steps to treat a recent still-wet pet urine stain on your carpet.

Blot the area with a layer of paper towel. Soak up as much urine as possible, and repeat until the paper towel no longer soaks up any liquid. Once the spot is no longer soaking wet, apply a mixture of water, white vinegar, baking soda, or an enzymatic cleaner. Spray the solution on the spot, and let this solution sit for 5 minutes. Blot the stain with a clean paper towel until no more liquid is soaked. For large spots, repeat this process with the cleaning solution multiple times, and do a final rinse with water soaking up as much liquid as possible and allow to air dry.

If a lingering odor persists, apply store-bought odor removal products or spread baking soda over the affected area and let it soak overnight. Vacuum up the baking powder to clean the area.

2. Dealing with Dried Urine

If an accident happens when you are not home, or you don’t notice the spot immediately and the pet’s urine dries. Tackle the spot with these steps.

Spray the spot with water, and use a few layered pieces of paper towel to blot the stain. Remove as much liquid as possible. Repeat this process until the paper towel is no longer yellow.  If the odor remains after most of the urine has been soaked up use a mixture of water, white vinegar, and baking soda, or a store-bought enzymatic cleaner. Spray the solution on the spot. For homemade solutions allow it to sit for up to 15 minutes to absorb any remaining urine, and blot the spot with a paper towel to remove all excess liquid. For store-bought cleaners follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

How to remove pet urine from carpet

3. For Tough Urine Stains Call the Profesionals

Permanently removing urine stains and smells can be difficult. Liquids often penetrate deep into the carpet fibers, and under padding and it can be almost impossible to get rid of lingering smells. 

Professional carpet cleaning uses sustainable high-temperature heat at high pressure to lift dirt, dust, and other contaminants from carpeted areas. This method removes up to 94% of common household allergens and safely removes dirt, spots, and odors without leaving any harmful residue. 

With additional treatment options such as stain treatments, sanitizing, deodorizing, and odor control/enzyme treatments. Professional carpet cleaning is often your best bet for tackling deep, lingering odors and stains. 


Professional Carpet Cleaning Option To Tackle Pet Urine Stains and Odors In Calgary

At GDI Home Services we offer professional carpet cleaning and area rug services in Calgary and surrounding areas.

Our team of highly experienced and trained professionals are experts when it comes to carpet fibers, textures and materials to ensure your carpets are properly cleaned and cared for.

We have been serving Calgary for over six decades and pride ourselves on providing professional and exceptional quality home cleaning services.

That is why we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied with your service, let us know within 24 hours and we will make it right by having our team return and correct any areas that may have been overlooked.

Give us a call or build a quote and book your home cleaning services online today.


  • This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  • You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the highest quality sites online.

    I most certainly will highly recommend this blog!

  • It was interesting to me when you mentioned that dried pet urine will be removed after cycles of wetting and blotting. I would think that some strong cleaning chemicals would be able to remove the smell of urine for good. It seems like it would be a good idea to hire a cleaning service if you have old pet urine that needs to be dealt with.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share This Post
Recent Posts


Get exclusive access to our latest deals, promotions and company news.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: GDI Home Services. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact