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​​​​​​​How to Spot Clean Animal Urine from Your Area Rug – Prescott AZ

How to Spot Clean Animal Urine from Your Area Rug – Prescott AZ

We all know that accidents happen and they’re just a part of life.  However, nothing strikes panic into the heart of pet owners when pet accidents happen on their fine area rugs.  Of course, taking the rug into Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, your local professional area rug cleaners, as soon as possible is the best plan.  However, there are some steps you can take to prevent permanent staining.  By acting quickly, your rate of success in preventing permanent staining increases.


STEP 1 – Remove as much of the urine as possible prior to spotting.  A small stack of white paper towels or cotton cloths can be laid on top of the urine spot.  Stand on this stack to allow the urine to wick up out of the rug fibers and into the towels.  Repeat this step with a fresh, dry stack of towels until you aren’t lifting up any more urine.

STEP 2 – Mix a teaspoon of colorless dish soap with a cup of tepid water.  Use your fingers to distribute a light amount of this solution to the rug fibers.  Starting at the outer edges of the stain, work towards the center and blot up the stain.  Don’t rub!  Aggressive rubbing distorts rug fibers and can cause the stain to spread.

STEP 3 – Mix ¼ cup of clean household ammonia to 1 cup of water.  Again, work gently towards the center and blot with care.

STEP 4 – Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar to 2/3 cup of tepid water.  As in the previous steps, use your fingers to apply the spot from the outside of the spot working towards the center.  Blot when completed.

You may need to repeat these steps several times before you see real results – the key is patience!

Once you’ve removed all traces of pet urine, sprinkle plain, tepid water over the spot and blot thoroughly.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care has a thorough urine removal treatment available for your area rugs.  Remember, all rugs should be professionally cleaned after animal urine accidents due to the destructive nature of urine salt crystals.

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Call us for more information on removing animal urine from your rug and cleaning quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (04-27-17)

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