How to Remove Human Urine Odor From Furniture

Clean urine odors in mattresses and upholstered furniture as quickly as possible to eliminate odors.
Clean urine odors in mattresses and upholstered furniture as quickly as possible to eliminate odors. (Image: modern bedroom image by Galina Barskaya from Fotolia.com)

When not cleaned properly, the smell of urine tends to linger in the room--making the furniture, and the home, an unappealing place. If you are dealing with human urine odors in your home, the key is to attack the stain before the urine has had a chance to set into the fabric. When already dried, the urine odor will take a bit more work to eliminate entirely.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • White cloth
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ammonia
  • Eye dropper

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Blot the wet urine with paper towels to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. If the urine has already dried into the fabric, don't despair. It may take a bit more work, but it will be possible to remove the odor.

Add 1 tbsp. of mild dish detergent to 2 cups of cool water and sponge the solution onto the urine stain. Blot the area carefully to work the solution into the stain without damaging the fabric. Use your best judgment when cleaning your furniture. If the fabric is highly delicate, clean the area very gently with as little water as possible.

Blot the area with a clean white cloth to remove excess moisture from the piece of furniture. If the stain remains, clean the area with the soapy water and blot away the moisture until the stain has disappeared.

Sprinkle baking soda over the affected area of the furniture and allow it to sit overnight to neutralize the odors in the furniture. Vacuum or sweep the furniture the next day to remove the baking soda.

Apply small amounts of hydrogen peroxide to the area with an eye dropper if the odor remains. The peroxide will disinfect the area and help neutralize the urine odor. After the peroxide has been applied to the urine stain, add one or two drops of ammonia.

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