If you share your home with a four-legged friend, it's probably only a matter of time before you discover a urine stain on your concrete patio, sidewalk or garage floor. If you've blotted up the spill with paper towels and have tried to remove it with a detergent, don't feel discouraged. You'll have to turn to a “big gun” cleaning agent, but by exercising caution while you use it, you can remove all traces of the stain.
Things You'll Need
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Long pants
- Eye goggles
- Face mask
- Trisodium phosphate
- Hard-bristled brush
Put on a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and gloves to protect your skin. Put on plastic goggles to protect your eyes and a face mask to protect your respiratory system.
Pour 1/2 cup of trisodium phosphate into a bucket. Run the faucet until the water runs hot. Then fill the bucket with 1/2 gallon of water.
Pour the solution directly onto the urine stain. Let it break down the acid crystals in the urine for about 20 minutes.
Scrub the stain with a hard-bristled brush. Rinse the residue with water.
Repeat the cleaning process, if necessary, until the stain is gone.
Tips & Warnings
- TSP can burn. If it accidentally comes into contact with your skin or eyes, flush the area with cool water.
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