Urine Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to urine stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.
Anybody who has ever tried to potty train a toddler knows about urine - the smell, the color - yuck! These removal techniques will erase any trace of urine stains. If only they could do the same for memories of the potty-training process.
Below are solutions on how to remove urine stains from clothes & fabrics and removing urine stains from carpets & upholstery.
Description: The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a yellow to amber-colored, slightly acid fluid discharged from the body through the urethra. Urine stains are usually yellow and are always embarrassing. Whether the spot is made by an excited dog, a crying baby, or oneself when in a drunken stupor, one should remove urine stains as soon as they occur.
Urine stains can happen at any time, especially to young children and, subsequently, their parents. Adults might find themselves removing urine stains after losing control of their bladder's at particular times such as during moments of hilarious comedy and from drinking large amounts of alcohol. One’s own urine stains are generally limited to a few areas, including underwear and the crotch areas of pants. With babies, all garments are at risk.
Urine Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
For fresh urine stains -
1. Lightly blot the mark with a dry sponge to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.
2. Dab area very gently with undiluted vinegar.
3. Sponge with cold water.
For dried urine stains –
1. Soak and agitate stain in cold water up to 1 hour.
2. Rub a liquid enzyme detergent into stain and let stand for several minutes.
3. For persistent stains, rub with detergent, then soak in cold water for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
4. Launder according to garment label.
5. If the stain remains, launder with a bleach that is safe for the fabric. Test first for colorfastness.
Urine Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
For fresh urine stains -
1. Blot, then sponge with clean water.
2. Sponge with ammonia solution (1 tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water).
3. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).
4. Finally, sponge with clean water.
For dried urine stains -
1. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).
2. Sponge with vinegar solution (1/3 cup white vinegar in 2/3 cup water).
3. Sponge with ammonia solution (1 tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water).
4. Repeat step 1.
5. To finish, sponge with clean water.
Have you reached urine stain removal success? I hope so!
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