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How to remove urine from carpets?Updated 5 months ago

💦 New stains

  1. Blot with paper towels to soak up excess urine. Do a colourfast test on a small area.
  2. Saturate all urine-affected areas with urineFREE.
  3. Allow to air dry. The biological removal of the urine deposits takes place during this drying time.
  4. When dry, apply a small amount of water to the area and blot it up with a paper towel. It is important to remove the residue as it is sticky. 
  5. Shampoo carpets and rugs only after using urineFREE for removal of urine stains and odours.

🔦 Old stains

  1. Use the urineFREE Urine Detector to locate stains. 
  2. Saturate all stained areas with urineFREE. Do a colourfast test on a small area.
  3. If the old urine has penetrated the underlay and sub-floor you need to pull back the carpet and treat the carpet underlay. If you can't pull back the carpet then you need to saturate the stain and bleed the urine to the surface and this may take several applications, time and enough product. 
  4. Allow to air dry. The biological removal of the urine deposits takes place during this time. This may be extended by the application of a non-porous cover such as plastic film for more effective results. Repeat entire process if necessary for particularly stubborn stains. 
  5. When dry, apply a small amount of water to the area and blot it up with a paper towel. It is important to remove the residue as it is sticky.

🌟 Bonus tips:

  • If the stains are concentrated then you can take a bowl of water, a clean cloth and sponge out as much of these products as possible.
  • If the stains are widely spread you may need to use a wet/dry vacuum to extract these products.
  • Once the carpet is dry then apply urineFREE to the affected areas as directed.
  • Often urine has seeped as far as the underlay & floorboards. If you can lift the carpet and treat the back of the carpet, the underlay and the subfloor, this would be speed up the remediation process. If you can’t lift the carpet, you need to bleed the urine to the surface and this takes time, persistence and enough product.  After every treatment remove the sticky residue with a damp cloth. This residue is a by-product of the bio-remediation process.


Notes

🧽 Use urineFREE before shampooing or professionally cleaning your carpet: Shampooing or professional carpet cleaning a urine stain can cause the urine to liquefy and spread 3-4 times its normal size. Worse, if someone walks on a damp shampooed carpet they can also spread the urine all over the house. 

👃 Stains becoming larger and smellier: often stains may become larger, darker and the odour stronger when they rise to the surface – this is common. This is the urine in the sublayers rising to the surface for further treatment and removal. These stains can take two to three treatments with urineFREE and you will see the stains become lighter and smaller upon further treatments until they eventually disappear. The sniff test for urine odour is the best way to double check the urine has gone as even if you can’t see it there may still be urine lingering. This is when you know you have got all the urine. 

⚠️ Previous products: never use cleaners, chemicals or deodorisers to remove urine. These products tend to coat or encapsulate the uric acid crystals (the source of the odours) and make it difficult for urineFREE to penetrate. If you have used these products, try to remove as much of the products as possible with water and a clean cloth. Blot and allow to dry and then apply urineFREE.

🔥 Burn marks: old urine stains that have not been removed or not removed correctly will have greater exposure to the urine and the acidity of the uric acid crystals. Unfortunately in some fabrics, especially wool blends, the uric acid crystals can cause burn marks that look like a stain but have actually discoloured the fabric. Please note this is irreversible. urineFREE will remove the urine and in turn the urine smell but it can not remove burn marks. This is why we encourage removing urine as soon as possible for all surfaces and using only a bio-enzymatic product such as urineFREE will remove the urine for good.

💦 Prevent future stains: we recommend using a non-toxic fabric protector to stain proof all your fabrics, upholstery, carpets and rugs around the house. protectME is a very efficient and safe product, unlike other "mainstream" fabric protectors which are formulated with toxic chemicals. It works on a range of fabrics, from leather to microfibre, suede, wool, silk and more!


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