If you have a dog, the chances are high that they have had an accident in the house at one point or another. This is simply a part of being a pet owner and is something that all dog owners fight with from the time they first welcome a dog into their home. While it is possible to train your dog to use the restroom outside, the damage that is created by their accidents can be detrimental to the health of those living in the home.
One issue that can be seen from dogs urinating in a home is the growth of mold. If pee soaks through the carpet, the padding, the baseboard and all the way to the foundation underneath, it can be nearly impossible to clean up. Also, it often takes water to clean up an accident and this can stay soaked into the carpet as well.
In order to protect your home from the mold appearing due to dog pee, it is important that the area be cleaned properly. By following the following steps, you will be able to protect your family and your home from mold by removing the dog urine from your carpet.
Find the Pee
Before you get started treating the areas, you will first need to learn where the pee is in the first place. In order to do this, you can use a black light to find spots where your dog might have peed without your noticing. It is best if you can clean the spot immediately and avoid stepping on the area so that it can be better cleaned.
Blow with Paper Towels
If the area is still wet, you should try to soak up as much of the urine as you can with paper towels. You can also use other towels if you do not have paper towels on hand, but these are disposable and more sanitary.
Spray the Area
Next, you should spray the area with a urine remover. There are many different brands available at pet supply stores and you really don’t need to purchase one that is extremely expensive. Most of the formulas are the same and will work basically the same. Once you have sprayed the area, you will need to allow it to soak for 30 minutes or so.
Blot the Area Again
Next, you should repeat the second step where you blotted the area with paper towels. This is basically the same as before, but you don’t necessarily need the area to be completely dry. You will then need to allow the carpet time to dry.
Owning a dog is a huge responsibility and homeowners should work hard to make sure that their pets are housebroken. However, while you are going through the training process, it is likely that you will see some accidents occur and will need a way to clean up the mess. By using these simple steps, you will be able to keep your home mold free and smelling fresh.
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