It is important to clean the dog pee from your couch as early as possible because the smell of dog pee is terrible as it contains ammonia. Luckily, you can get rid of the dog pee smell from your couch.
Here in this blog, we will see how to get the dog pee smell out of the couch with DIY cleaning methods.
How To Get Dog Pee Smell Out Of Couch in 5 Easy Steps
Step 1: Gather The Supplies
Before you begin working on the dog pee, make sure all the necessary cleaning supplies are by hand. It will save time that you will spend searching for supplies at the last moment, and you can concentrate on the cleaning task with a calm mind.
Here is the list of essential supplies you will need while removing the dog pee smell from the couch.
- Paper Towels
- Liquid Dishwasher
- Baking Soda
- Small Bowl
Important Thing To Remember
Before you start cleaning, check what cleaning type is suitable for your couch. You can find this information on the instruction label. If your couch is not suitable for water-based cleaning, you might need the help of a professional upholstery cleaner.
General Upholstery Cleaning Instruction Indicate
S:- Suitable for cleaning with solvent
W:- Suitable for water-based cleaning
S/W:- Suitable for both water-based and cleaning with solvent.
X:- Only suitable for dry cleaning.
Step 2: Blot The Stain
To remove the dog pee smell out of your couch, you have to eliminate the source of that smell. To do so, blot the urine stain using paper towels as much as possible. Bloating will remove urine and other contaminants from your couch.
If the dog pee stain is already dried, first rinse the stain with lukewarm water. Wait for a few minutes, and then start bloating. Keep bloating the stain till the paper towel remains dry.
Step 3: Prepare Cleaning Solution
In the next step, we will break down the odor-causing contaminants by cleaning the affected area of the couch. To do so, first, we need to make the cleaning solution. Mix equal parts of water and liquid dishwasher in a small bowl or a spray bottle. You can also use a store-bought enzymatic cleaner suitable for your couch type.
Step 4: Clean The Couch
Apply an adequate amount of cleaning solution to the affected area of the couch and wait for 5-6 minutes. Keep the stained area covered with a cloth during this time.
After that, start bloating the stained area with paper towels. Bloating will remove the contaminants along with the residue of the cleaning solution you applied. And help your get rid of the musty dog pee smell.
Step 5: Deodorize
Thoroughly cleaning the dog pee from your couch will remove most of the smell. But to ensure complete removal, we will deodorize the couch using baking soda. Blot the couch and make sure it is dry. Sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and wait for 3-5 hours.
After that, vacuum the excess baking soda from the couch. If the smell is still lingering, spray some vinegar on the baking soda sprinkled on the couch and keep it covered for 3-5 hours. It will remove the dog pee smell from your couch.
Some Do’s & Don’ts
- Only use mild and suitable cleaning supplies.
- Do not scrub the pee stain harshly.
- Check the cleaning instruction before you begin.
- Do not overuse cleaning solutions.
- Test the cleaning solution before using it.
- Do not wait for too long to clean the couch.