Perhaps your family pet is getting older and having trouble holding his urine. Or maybe you have a new kitten or puppy in the house. Whether your pets are young or old, they're bound to have occasional accidents. And when they do, homemade pet urine cleaner can save you money and provide a green way to take care of the problem.
Baking Soda and Water
Baking soda is inexpensive and environmentally friendly. To use it to clean up pet urine, blot the area where your pet urinated with paper towels and then sprinkle baking soda generously on the area. Take a scrub brush and scrub in a circular motion from the inside of the area to the outside. Dip the brush often in a small container filled with warm tap water. Blot the entire area with paper towels or clean cloth towels. Allow to air dry. Sprinkle again lightly with baking soda. Wait an hour, then vacuum the area.
Murphy's Oil Soap and White Vinegar
White vinegar can have a strong smell and be harsh on some surfaces, so test a small area prior to using this homemade pet urine cleaner. If you determine it won't damage the surface you'll be working on, mix 1 tbsp. Murphy's Oil Soap and 1 tbsp. white vinegar in a gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with warm tap water and stir well. Dip a cleaning brush or rag into the solution and scrub the area where your pet has urinated. Repeat several times. Blot between applications. Allow the area to air dry overnight.
Lemon Juice and Baking Soda
Fill a small bowl with a few spoonfuls of baking soda. Cut several lemons in half and remove the seeds. Squeeze the juice from the lemons. Stir until the mixture forms a paste the consistency of toothpaste. Blot the area where your pet urinated with paper towels or cloth towels to pull up as much urine as possible. Rub the paste onto the area. Allow the paste to dry completely. Brush the paste loose and vacuum the area.
Peroxide and Baking Soda
Fill a small bowl with a few spoonfuls of baking soda. Pour peroxide into the bowl and stir. Continue pouring until the mixture is the consistency of toothpaste. Follow the directions for application that were given in the lemon juice and baking soda section.
Blot the area and remove as much urine as possible. Sprinkle Borax over the wet area. Lightly rub in the Borax. Allow to air dry. Vacuum the area to remove the urine and the Borax.
Sea Salt and White Vinegar
Fill a small bowl with sea salt. Pour white vinegar into the bowl until you have a runny mixture. It should be the consistency of shampoo. Pour the mixture over the area where your pet urinated. Blot with paper towels or cloth towels. Repeat twice, blotting between solution applications. Blot a final time and allow to air dry.
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