So you brought home an adorable cat (kitten) or dog (puppy) and everything is lovely until they urinate on your wood floors! Take heed knowing that eventually with patience and love, your furry buddy will learn to use a litter box or the yard to relieve themselves.

We have 9 Different Proven Techniques To Remove Urine Stains, and we’ll share these tips two or three at a time over the next few  months.  Keep in mind that if none of these cleaning methods catch your fancy, please don’t hesitate to contact Elegant Floors.

To Begin…

Before removing stains from your wood flooring, you’ll need to have located where each urine  spot is. However, if you’re not sure that you can find all the spots with your bare eye, try using a black light.

Turn off the lights and make  sure the room pitch black. Then shine the black light over the entire area of your floor. You pet’s urine stain will glow with a light green or yellow color. Mark the spots before you  start the stain removal process.

Technique 1: Blot out fresh urine on the spot using an absorbent cloth

Act fast when you notice a puddle of dog urine on your hardwood floor.

Step 1: Soak up the urine using several rolls of paper towels.

Step 2: Replace the paper towels and apply sufficient pressure to suck up every ounce of the pet urine.

Step 3: When the wet spot is completely dry, wipe the area using a cloth dampened in fragrant soapy water. The fragrant dish soap will help to eliminate the dog’s urine smell.

Technique 2: Remove stains with warm water and dish soap

Although this solution won’t tackle the black urine stains, it will help address a recently peed-on surface. You can make it more potent by adding a bit of baking soda and white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.

Step 1: Prepare the cleaning solution by mixing a few drops of dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar or peroxide in warm water.

Step 2: Dip your brush or sponge into the mixture and rub it on the stained area. Saturate the spot and let the solution sit for five minutes to soak the urine.

Step 3: Wipe off the cleaning solution from the spot using a soft cloth. Let the hardwood floor dry.

Don’t care to tackle the chore of removing your cat’s or dog’s urine from your beautiful hardwood floors? Well, then call Elegant Floors! Family-owned and talking good care South Bay homes and businesses for over 25 years,  we are here for all your wood flooring repairs maintenance, and of course, new wood flooring sales and installation.

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After wood flooring repairs
Los Altos Hills, 2,500 square feet total refinish: stair assembly w/pain aid baseboard; living room. Also assisted with removing  pet stains.


Removing Pet Stains From Your Hardwood Floor: Do It Yourself Or Call The Experts, Elegant Floors