January 13, 2006, Newsletter Issue #123: Pet Urine Stain and Odor Removal from Vinyl Floor

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It is extremely difficult to remove all of the urine from inside of these materials, thereby creating ideal conditions for bacteria and mold growth (and thus malodors). However, you might not be ready to replace your items just yet. Instead, you need a serious product for pet stain removal. First, blot up as much of the urine as possible with an absorbent white cloth. The newest technology uses peroxide and detergents to penetrate the soiled area to remove pet stain and deactivate the odor. Simply spray a product such as PAWS - Pet Accident Washup Solution or Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate on the soiled area, and then allow it to penetrate for approximately five minutes. Using a clean white absorbent cloth, blot the area, pressing down firmly (do not rub) for 30 seconds. Repeat this blotting process until the area is dry. If the odor persists, repeat the process. PAWS will do an excellent job on old pet stain and odors too. You can also try saturating the area with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then, using a clean white absorbent cloth, blot the area, pressing down firmly (do not rub) for 30 seconds. Repeat this blotting process until the area is dry. If the odor or stain persists, repeat the process. Another option is baking soda, which can be used to eliminate surface (but not deeply penetrated) odors. Dampen the area with clean water and then sprinkle baking soda over it. Rub the baking soda into the soiled area and let dry; brush or vacuum to remove the dry material. For pet urine stain removal from a vinyl floor, the newest technology uses peroxide and detergents to penetrate the soiled area to remove the pet stain and deactivate the odor. Simply spray a product such as PAWS - Pet Accident Washup Solution or Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate on the soiled area, and then allow it to penetrate for approximately five minutes. Wipe clean. You can also try saturating the area with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe clean. Another option is baking soda, which can be used to eliminate surface (but not deeply penetrated) pet stain odors. Dampen the area with clean water and then sprinkle baking soda over it. Rub the baking soda into the soiled area and let dry. Rinse. Wipe clean.

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