How Do You Remove Pet Urine From Carpet?

remove pet urine smell from carpet


Few things have the potential to bring so much unconditional love into your life as getting a pet. From big wet kisses to someone to welcome you home at the end of a long day, welcoming a pet into your home can be a joyful and rewarding experience, but like with anything, it also comes with some challenges.

One common challenge is urination in the house which can create stains and unpleasant smells throughout your home.

In this article, you will learn if pet urine smell is bad for you, some simple steps you can take to ensure your pet stops peeing inside your house,  and how to remove the smell of pet urine from your carpet with EnviroKlenz.

Is pet urine smell bad for you?

As humans, we tend to associate bad smells with things that could harm us physically, and the smell of pet urine could definitely be classified as a bad smell, especially if the urine is old or there is a substantial amount of it. The scent could quickly reach levels that seem harmful to your health. As urine breaks down, one of the components that are released is ammonia, which is a lung irritant when inhaled. Inhaling large amounts of ammonia can result in:

  • Irritation and burning to your respiratory tract
  • Productive cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Feeling tired or lightheaded suddenly
  • Runny nose
  • Asthma attack
  • Prolonged exposure can cause respiratory infections

So, in short, not only is the smell of pet urine off putting and offensive, but it can also cause some severe adverse effects on your health.

What can I do to stop my pet from peeing in the house?

The easiest way to reduce pet urine smell in the house is to keep your pet from urinating where it isn’t supposed to in the first place. The methods for appropriately house training an animal will vary by species, as the reasons the animal is urinating in your home are affected by many factors:
Young animals who urinate in the wrong place may not have been trained by their parents and as a result of being removed too young or not being properly socialized. These animals need consistent training.
Animals may develop urinating behaviors as they age into adulthood, as well. Animals don’t view the smell of their own urine as “bad” as humans do, so they will urinate to mark their favorite places from time to time. This behavior is especially prominent if a new animal was recently introduced to the household, if the animal is suddenly under extreme stress such as being left alone for the first time for extended periods of time, or if the area where they normally use the bathroom has moved, changed or become excessively soiled.
Older animals who suddenly begin urinating in the house may engage in this behavior as a result of an illness or infection, so a trip to a veterinarian may be appropriate.

How can you remove pet urine smell from carpet?

Removing the pet urine smell from your carpet can be quite the undertaking, as the smell tends to linger. Here are a few options that will get your home smelling fresh and clean again:


  • Use a product that breaks urine down – The EnviroKlenz Carpet & Rug Refresher utilizes a patented technology that breaks down urine VOCs and smell. Our product is non-toxic, safe to use on every surface, and 100% safe to use around your pup!
  • Hire a professional – If the urine had seeped down into the carpet padding as can happen with extreme amounts of urine, the only thing that can completely remove the smell is disposing of the carpet and the padding. A professional carpet cleaning company can come out to your home and evaluate the extent of the damage and make a recommendation that is tailored to your situation.
  • Invest in an air filtration system – After the smell of pet urine in the carpet has been taken care of, you will still need a system to help remove the noxious odors from the air. The EnviroKlenz Air System captures and neutralizes odors and VOCs from the air!

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Patented earth mineral technology works to attack VOCs and break them down on a compound level

No chemicals or masking agents
Safe to use on any water-safe surfaces, flooring, carpeting, upholstery, and for vehicle deodorization

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