DIY: Using Borax to Remedy Pet Urine on Upholstery or Carpet

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I had a reader who asked me yesterday for a way to remove Pet Urine from her sofa……. and I know this might not be a desirable topic to discuss… but it perhaps may be something you need help on too.

I don’t own pets, but I have kids, and they are horrible with keeping the carpet/sofa clean. Nonetheless, I rely on Borax quite extensively in my house – from cleaning my bathroom to the carpets…. it really works like a charm.

You can use Borax to remove this pet urine just like you would use it to clean your carpet – quite easy.

::: Mix 1/2 C. Borax in 1 pint of hot water; if carpet, then use 1/4 c. Borax + 1/4 C. Salt (table) + 1/4 C. Vinegar.
::: With a sponge or heavy cloth, apply the mixture to the stain… and blot it out (if a sofa) until it’s gone; if it’s carpet – you can scrub scrub scrub. 
::: Let it sit 30-45 minutes then blot with water (regular, nothing added); if carpet, then blot with regular water, and let dry – vacuum the floor as you normally would.

If you prefer not to wet the area with the borax + water mixture, you can dab the excess urine from the sofa/carpet and sprinkle borax on top – borax works well to soak up the stench.. just like you would put cat litter on motor oil stains on the driveway.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000000822321 Jennifer Arnaiz

    thanks, Sheryl!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=634255656 Shauna Meegan

    Can i use this mixture in my carpet cleaner/steam cleaner??