Let’s face it. We all love our dogs and whatever bad things they do, we cannot get angry. Puppies are big offenders in breaking house rules!
But one thing is for sure, when your puppy or dog pees on your floor, it leaves a pet urine odor so strong and if you do not clean it up, that scent will reminds Fido to pee there all over again. When guests walk into your home, they smell it too.
Of course it is best to train your pet to go outside. But every once in a while, accidents can occur and you need to stay on top of things. Let’s get started!
Urine on Tile Floors
The first step is to have all your cleaning supplies easily accessible. So keep them close by to where your dog has their typical accidents.
Sniff around: Just like dogs sniff around, look over your tile floor very carefully. Sniff. You may not see a wet spot but the smell is a dead give away that Fido left his mark.
Look for signs of stains on your tiles to determine the area to clean. Light tiles easily show pet stains while dark tiles may not be as visible.
Fresh Urine – Get to It Quick
If you catch your pet in the act, you can clean up his mess using liquid dish detergent. Simply use one tablespoon of the liquid dish detergent, an old toothbrush and rags. Mix the liquid dish detergent in one cup of cold water. Wash using the rag. The toothbrush is great to use in the grout. Rinse the area with cold water to remove the suds from the dish detergent. Next allow the area to dry and/or use paper towels. The smell will be gone.
Get to Work and Start Cleaning Your Urine Stained Tile Floor
One of the biggest mistakes pet owners make is using chlorine bleach or products that contain ammonia. That is a big no no because your dog will think you are giving him the green light to pee.
We suggest simple white vinegar. First and foremost, soak up any signs of pee on the tile floor with a strong paper towel, such as Bounty Paper Towels. Cheap paper towels do ont absorb wetness as well as popular brands. Throw away the paper towel in a separate plastic bag and bring it outside to your garbage pail.
Clean the Grout
Vinegar and baking soda work wonders when cleaning the grout on your tile floor. You will need 3 – 4 tablespoons of baking soda, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and more strong paper towels. Pour the vinegar directly onto the dry urine stain. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Next sprinkle the 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda on top of the vinegar. You will see the mixture begin to foam which is good. As soon as the foaming stops, dry everything with the absorbent paper towels. Finally rinse the area with warm water. Once dry, the urine stain and smell will be gone.
Urine on Rugs
You do not have to throw away your area rugs if your pet has an accident. Instead, buy an empty spray bottle from the store and mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and a small amount of liquid dish detergent.
Blot the wet area with absorbent paper towel. Spray the area with your mixture. For a larger stained area, use more of the mixture. Wait a few minutes before blotting with paper towel. A toothbrush can come in handy if you are facing a stubborn stain. Remember to check the manufacturers cleaning instructions first.
Some pet owners prefer to use an enzyme digester. Follow the instructions provided on the bottle. Hepper Advanced Bio-Enzyme Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator Spray is a favorite.