Accidents can happen anytime and with anyone. In fact, it’s common for trained cats and dogs to urinate on your carpet unintentionally. 

With toddlers running around the home, you might occasionally have such sudden accidents on the carpet.

Urine smell and stains are hard to clean, leaving a smell you cannot bear. 

Taking prompt action is the key to preventing odours and potential discolouration of your beautiful carpet.

You surely are wondering what can get rid of the urine smell on the carpet once and for all? 


Step 1: Identify the Affected Spot

Before you start, it’s important to identify the areas of your carpet that are affected by the urine smell. You might be able to spot these areas visually, or you may need to rely on your sense of smell.


Step 2: Patch Test

Whichever 1001 Carpet Care product you choose to use, you’ll want to make sure it’s compatible with your carpet. Carry out a test by putting a small amount of product on a hidden area. Check after 24 hours for any signs of damage or discolouration before proceeding.

Note: Don’t use on ‘velvet’ type materials, brocade, rayon or those unsuitable for wet cleaning.


Step 3: Apply the 1001 Carpet Freshener

How To Get Rid of The Urine Smell from Your Carpet

Shake the can of 1001 Carpet Freshener well before use. Hold the can upside down and spray a light mist over the affected area from a height of approximately 80 cm. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bottle for the best results. 

What is unique about 1001’s carpet freshener range is that you do not have to vacuum before or after applying the formula.


Step 4: Let it Work

Allow the carpet freshener to work for at least a few minutes. Our Carpet Fresheners dry up in just a few minutes and leave no residue.

During this time, the freshener will penetrate the carpet fibres and neutralise the urine smell. If you feel you need to re-apply, wait for some time and then re-apply.


Step 5: Repeat if Necessary

If the urine smell persists after the first application, you may need to repeat the process. Remember, some smells may be deeply embedded and require multiple treatments to fully remove.


Why does urine smell linger on the carpet?

As a liquid, urine can seep all the way into the fibres and padding of your carpet. It is odourless when it leaves the body, but processes within urine make it smell worse over time.

Dried urine crystallises, sticks to your carpet and is hard to remove. These crystals then smell when they’re wet. Now you know why carpets with urine on them smell on humid days and during steam cleaning. Simple surface cleaning or vacuuming doesn’t work, as they don’t break down the crystals deep within the carpet. 

Now you know what gets rid of the urine smell in the carpet! 1001’s Carpet Fresheners are an effective solution for getting rid of urine smells in your carpet. By following these steps, you can keep your carpets smelling fresh and clean. 

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