How to Get the Dog Pee Smell Out of Linoleum Floors

By Adam Drake

Whether territorial marking or simply an unexpected accident, the smell of dog urine in the house is both unwanted and unpleasant. Uric acid, which is contained within the urine, can soak and impregnate surfaces easily, making it difficult to clean. Remove the smell of urine from linoleum and other hard surfaces quickly and efficiently by using some basic household products.

Mop up any remaining wet urine from the area using paper towels. Dispose of them as soon as possible in a trash can outside of the house. It is important to remove the source of the smell as soon as possible.

Soak a few paper towels in lukewarm water and rinse the soiled area well to dilute any remaining uric acid that may be on the surface. Repeat several times, then dry the area with more towels.

Put undiluted white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the area well with vinegar and then leave it to soak into the linoleum for at least 10 minutes.

Clean the area with dampened paper towels and then dry it thoroughly.

Sprinkle the soiled area with a layer of baking soda. Allow it to cover the area for 15 to 20 minutes. Sweep up or vacuum the powder.

Check the linoleum for remaining odors. If the urine smell remains, use a proprietary pet urine remover, which is available from pet stores and large supermarkets. Apply the cleaner, carefully following the manufacturer's directions.