Dogs are close friends to people. They are not human and even when properly trained; they may end up piddling, pissing and peeing on surfaces made up of hardwood, tiles, or cement, instead of their pee pads.
Washing the area may be a tough task if the wrong options are applied. It is important to clean the surface appropriately to avoid staining and the awful smell of dog urine. In this piece of writing, methods used to clean dog pee stains and remove the smell of the urine from hardwood, tiles, and cement are discussed.
Hardwood is used for numerous furnishing purposes to make your home look better. Typically, it gives your home a classic, elegant, and an attractive appearance. When the dog accidentally pees on the floor made of hardwood, you need to follow the methods discussed here to prevent permanent odor of the urine, protect the surface and maintain the clean and attractive look.
Equipment and solutions used should not react with the wood or harm the surface in any way. For the best outcome, you will require paper towels, gloves, white vinegar, and baking soda. Below are steps to be taken.
- First of all, consider the health impacts of the dirt. You will have to put on the gloves to prevent illnesses that may arise due to handling the pee with your bare hands.
- Using the paper towels, blot up as much urine as possible. Wipe from outside to the center to prevent further scattering of the urine. Soak the remaining urine, which is in liquid form, with the paper towels. Place numerous papers on the urine so that they soak up the liquid. Dispose of the dump papers. Use clean paper towels to wipe out the remaining liquid.
- Sprinkling a considerable amount of baking soda over the affected hardwood surface and allowing it to sit for several hours or overnight. Pouring the baking soda on the surface should be done when the wood is still wet. You should also cover the edge of the surface close to the urine that was not affected.
- Using a soft brush attachment that is safe on the wood, vacuum up the baking soda the next morning. Avoid scratching the wood using a revolving brush or any equipment that may scratch the wood.
- In an equal ratio of 1:1, mix the white vinegar with warm water. Slightly wet a soft towel with the mixture, squeeze well, and wipe the area that was affected to get rid of any lingering stench.
- Lastly, use clean water to wipe the spot and a clean towel to dry it.
When you clean the spot using the above procedure, the dog will not recognize the smell of its urine and want to pee there again. In cases where the odor is stubborn, place a layer of kitty litter, cover it with a cardboard box, and leave it to sit overnight so that it absorbs some or all of the stench.
If the pee sets on the hardwood, it is tough to remove the smell. You can use an enzyme based stain remover that is safe on the wood to soak the discolored area. Varnish the area where the dog peed after cleaning.
One can easily spot the stain of a dog’s pee on a tile, and the odor cannot be hidden by air freshener. The items needed and procedure followed is more or less like on the hardwood above. To clean the tiles and prevent the embarrassment, you will need gloves, paper towels, water, vinegar, and a sponge or mop. Steps followed are as below
- Wear the gloves. Put some paper towels on the spot where the dog peed. Press the towels with your protected hand or your shoe so that the urine can be soaked up into the papers. Repeat the same process till the pee is removed.
- Mix the white distilled vinegar and water as above, pour the solution on the tiles and let it sit on the stain for ten minutes.
- Mop up the mixture with a clean mop, sponge, or paper towels. Rinse carefully with clean water.
Cemented surfaces are durable, easy to clean and can be made stylish according to your specifications. Surfaces cemented are dry and hard, but also fairly permeable. To retain the durability and attractiveness of the cement, properly clean it as soon as the dog pees on it.
Once the urine seeps into the cement, bleaching or using vinegar cannot remove the blemish or hide the stench especially when the surface becomes moist. Items required include gloves, water, vinegar, and enzymatic cleaner, liner. Appropriate steps to be followed are:
- Use the mixture of vinegar and water to clean the spot and nearby areas.
- To further remove the stain, thickly spray a safe enzymatic cleaner across the surface to soak the stain. Lay a liner over the area for better penetration of the solution and to prevent evaporation. Leave it for a few hours then wash with clean water.
- Lastly, seal the surface against moisture that when absorbed releases the old stains.
Be it on hardwood, tiles, or cement, clean the mess as quickly as possible so that it does not dry up on the surface. When dog urine soaks in and dries up on the hardwood, tiles, or cement, permanent damage is caused.
You can deodorize the affected area thoroughly to prevent the dog from sensing the urine. Avoid cleaning dog urine with any product that contains ammonia because it tends to smell like the pee.
White vinegar is used because it is an acid while urine is a base; hence, they neutralize each other. On the contrary, vinegar and water solution encourages remarking among the dogs. The mixture works best when cleaning is done as soon as possible. Pouring vinegar straight on the grout can damage the surface, therefore, should be avoided.