Pet urine can be one of the more difficult types of stains to get out of carpeting if you don’t know how to approach it. In this article we will go over how to effectively get your carpet clean when your pet goes to the bathroom in your home.

  1. Start Blotting

You should immediately begin blotting the soiled area of your carpet with an absorbent paper towel for at least five or six minutes. Put down a piece of newspaper on top of the stain to help get the stain out quickly.

  1. Use a Sponge

Run a sponge under warm water and use it to soak up the urine as efficiently as possible. This should get a decent amount of the stain within just a minute or two.

  1. Keep Blotting

Go back to blotting the stain for a couple more minutes with a white paper towel. You might have to do this a couple of times to get the job done.

  1. Use White Vinegar

Spray a liberal amount of white vinegar directly on the stain. Vinegar will neutralize the stain and is usually very effective when it comes to removing dog and cat urine. Give it at least 10 minutes to soak into the carpet.

  1. Let it Dry

After you have dabbed the vinegar off the carpet with a paper towel, let the carpet dry. This could take up to a day. Once the area has completely dried, you should notice that the stain is no longer visible.


  • If you notice that the stain is still there after 24 hours of drying, try applying the vinegar once more.
  • If white vinegar doesn’t work, we recommend that you purchase a product that is specifically intended for pet stains, such as Mighty Clean Carpet.