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How to Remove Cat Urine From Carpet

How to Remove Cat Urine From Carpet
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If you’ve been trying to remove cat urine from your carpet, here’s why it’s difficult to remove and how to go about it effectively.

Carpet is made from twisted or looped fibers (wool, nylon, polyester or polypropylene) called pile. These fibers are woven into a backing system that resembles webbing (similar to burlap). Latex is usually the material of choice to hold the fibers firmly in place. Then a secondary backing material is applied to keep the carpet firm and strong.

When you have to remove cat urine from carpet always try to remove as much of the liquid as possible from the carpet fibers without damaging the latex webbing that’s at the base of your carpeting. Certainly liquids that have reached down into the webbing will be difficult to get out.

Get to it fast, immediately
Anytime your cat urinates on carpet, mattresses or any soft surface like upholstery, get to it immediately because the pee is sitting on the surface. It hasn’t had time to seep or soak into carpet, or your mattress. Your quick action will not only save you time, it could mean the difference between an easy-to remove spot, or a stain that is much harder to remove.

Use absorbent towels to wick up all liquids, first
Blotting means placing an absorbent cotton towel or paper towels on the spot, and gently pressing on it so the liquid is absorbed into the towel. Fold the towel so it’s about 6 inches square or so. If the spot is large, start from the outside and work toward the center. Use as many towels as necessary to absorb that liquid.

Blotting removes the liquid the way it came in. You aren’t forcing the liquid deeper into surfaces. Go easy at first. Blot gently then add more pressure. Keep blotting. Apply more pressure. Use a fresh towel until the liquid is not being absorbed.

Color test before using a product
Because all product ingredients are different, you want to be on the safe side and color test, first. This is especially important on upholstery. Test the backside of a couch or chair or use the underside of a cushion, some area where you know it won’t ever be seen. While this is annoying, this quick step could save your furniture from looking bleached or having to throw a sheet over it to hide all those spots!

For carpet, don’t rub or scrub
After you’ve used a product, blot again to remove the product itself, until the surface feels dry. Rubbing the carpet can injure the fibers, making them look fuzzy. That’s why blotting is important. You might have successfully removed the cat urine on carpet spot, but if you’ve rubbed it, the fuzzy area of your carpet will stick out like a sore thumb.

Be patient and avoid rushing
While you might want to be in a hurry to get the cleaning over with, resist the urge. If you don’t remove the spot effectively, it will return. Here’s why: liquids move toward dry areas. Let’s say you’ve blotted your carpet, but were impatient. The carpet looks good and it feels dry on top. You walk away. Job done. Unfortunately the liquid that’s deeper into your carpet is essentially wicking back up to the surface, where it’s drier. So, that’s why spots return.

Summary
1.) Your fast action will keep stains to a minimum
2.) Blotting is very important. It will effectively help you to remove all that cat urine from your carpet
3.) Please don’t scrub your carpet. Blotting is key.
4.) Clean thoroughly, to avoid having to redo it all over again!

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