No one wants to come home to a smoky sofa that is covered in pet urine. Not only is it unpleasant but it is also difficult to remove. It is essential to follow the correct steps to make sure that the sofa is not only clean but also smells fresh. In this blog, we will provide you with all the information and tips you should be aware of to efficiently clean your sofa after your dog has had an accident. We will go over the items needed, the cleaning process as well as tips to prevent your dog from peeing on the sofa at all. If you have the proper tools and techniques you can get you sofa looking smelling as good as new in no time. So let’s get started with our guide on how to wash your sofa after dog pee.
The first step in cleaning a sofa after a dog has puked on the sofa is to blot the urine using a paper towel or cloth. This will help absorb the liquid, and keep it from seeping into the fabric and causing more staining. Make sure you work fast and avoid scratching or rubbing the area, since this could result in the spread of urine. Additionally, you can make use of a vacuum cleaner to assist in removing any liquid that remains.
To prepare the cleaning solution, mix 1 spoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Vinegar acts as a disinfectant and deodorizer. It’s especially effective in combating the odors of pets. Make use of a spray bottle to apply the solution to the area affected. Be sure that the solution is not too hot or cold because this could damage the upholstery. Let the solution rest for a while before wiping it away with a clean, damp cloth. Rinse the cloth in fresh water and continue to wipe the area until it is completely clean.
Once you’ve identified the area which needs to be cleaned, it’s an ideal time to put the solution in place. Begin by mixing a mixture of equal parts white vinegar, half hot water. If you’d like to, you may also add a few drops of dish soap to give it more cleaning power. When your cleaning solution is ready and you’re ready to apply it directly on the affected area using either a sponge or a cloth. Let the solution sit for a few minutes prior to cleaning the area using either a cloth or brush. Make sure you rinse the area with warm water after you’ve finished. For tougher stains it may be necessary repeat the procedure several times.
After wiping up any liquid left behind using a towel, clean the area by using warm, saline water. This will help flush out any urine that remains and other particles. It is important for you to make sure that the water is warm since cold water may cause the stain to form within. After rinsing, you can use a clean cloth, brush, or sponge to incorporate through the fibres. Try to move the cloth in a circular motion in order to lift the stain better. After you’ve finished, wipe the area with a dry towel and allow the area to air dry.
After you have removed the urine using a towel, the next step is to blot the area using a dry , clean cloth to soak up the remaining water. Be sure to use a fresh white cloth, as this will help avoid any further staining. To be extra thorough you could apply a damp cloth as well, but make sure to wring it out completely prior to applying. Particular attention should be paid to crevices and seams where liquid may build up. Once you are done let the area air dry completely prior to applying any kind of cleaning solution.
In conclusion, cleaning dog urine off a sofa can be a challenge. However, with the right equipment and methods you can do it successfully. Use a paper towels or a cloth absorb as much urine as possible and then follow it up with an enzymatic cleaner to break down the proteins contained in the urine, and then steam cleaners to complete the task. If the smell is still present then try a deodorizing agent or furniture refresher. Following these steps will make sure that your sofa is fresh and clean, even after your dog is injured.