how to remove pee smell from sofa

 

Introduction

The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to cleaning up pee stains is probably ammonia. It's true that ammonia can help remove urine odor, but there's an ingredient that works even better: baking soda. Baking soda is also great at neutralizing odors, which means it'll eliminate any lingering smells along with the stain itself. Here are three steps for removing stains from your sofa using this simple household product:

If you've got a sofa with a pee smell, you'll have to work fast because pee is notorious for staining furniture.

If you've got a sofa with a pee smell, you'll have to work fast because pee is notorious for staining furniture. If the stain dries and sets in, the area will be permanently discolored and it'll be hard to get out. If you don't clean it up immediately, that pee is going to set into your nice sofas and make them smell gross. And then who's going to want to sit on that thing? No one wants their friends thinking about urine when they come over!

Break out the baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. Sprinkle it generously over the whole sofa. You can also use a steam cleaner if you have one handy.

Sprinkle baking soda over the sofa, and then use a vacuum cleaner to suck up all of the baking soda. If you have a steam cleaner, use that as well. The baking soda will help absorb any lingering odors in addition to neutralizing scent-causing molecules.

Baking soda is also great at removing stains so if your sofa has urine stains, you may be able to remove them by sprinkling baking soda on the fabric and leaving it for about 20 minutes before vacuuming or steaming off with a steam cleaner (this method could take several attempts).

Remove the baking soda with a vacuum and sprinkle on more if needed.

  • Once the baking soda has dried, vacuum it up and sprinkle on more if needed. If you don't have a steam cleaner, sprinkle baking soda onto the sofa (you can use your vacuum's attachment to do this) and then vacuum up again. You may also want to use a damp cloth or sponge with some dish soap to scrub at any remaining stains or odors on your couch.

To neutralize any remaining odor, sprinkle an enzyme-based cleaner over the entire couch, going heavy in areas that smell strongest.

Use an enzyme-based cleaner it will break down the proteins in urine that cause discoloration and odor. Sprinkle it over the entire couch, going heavy on areas that smell strongest. The enzymatic cleaners are great at breaking down and neutralizing odors but don’t actually remove stains. Once the product has had time to work (at least 30 minutes), use a carpet shampooer or steam cleaner if you have one, or just plain old water from a spray bottle, to completely rinse away any residue from the stain treatment process.

If your sofa doesn’t have removable cushions (which is common with smaller sofas), make sure to treat them as well as any other part of your cushions where it might be possible for people to pee while sitting there like between cushion layers or under cushions themselves.

Use your steam cleaner to help dry out the area quickly and thoroughly. This will help the enzyme cleaner work better by neutralizing all traces of urine odor and stains.

Use your steam cleaner to help dry out the area quickly and thoroughly. This will help the enzyme cleaner work better by neutralizing all traces of urine odor and stains. As you vacuum, dump baking soda on the area in order to absorb any remaining odors that may remain.

If you don't have a steam cleaner or are unable to use it right away, try using an odor neutralizer like Febreze instead. You can also sprinkle baking soda over small areas of carpet or fabric and let it sit overnight before vacuuming up again in the morning.

Baking soda's deodorizing properties -- along with its fine granules, which help scrub surfaces clean -- make it ideal for removing odors from smelly couches, stuffed animals and other plush items.

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer, and its fine granules help scrub surfaces clean. Its mild abrasive properties make it an ideal tool for removing stains from the sofa and other furniture on which you or your kids might have spilled something tasty or otherwise yucky. The chemical reaction between baking soda and urine causes an odor to form, so be sure to use plenty of baking soda as you clean up any messes.

To remove odors from fabric, sprinkle baking soda over the affected area of your couch and let sit overnight before vacuuming away in the morning (or whenever you choose). If this method doesn't seem to be working effectively enough for your particular stain situation (if there's still visible evidence even after treating), try using several paper towels dipped lightly into hydrogen peroxide instead of just one large sheet -- this will ensure that no area goes untreated during cleaning.

Conclusion

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If you don't want your sofa smelling like pee, then you'll need to act quickly. Sprinkle baking soda on the couch and use a vacuum or steam cleaner to remove any dirt or stains that might be lingering around. Then sprinkle an enzyme cleaner over the entire area until it dries completely before vacuuming again (with baking soda sprinkled in as well). If all goes well, your sofa should be good as new!

 

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Alfonso Rosenbaum
Alfonso Rosenbaum
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