How to Rid Dog Urine Odor from Carpets with Steam Cleaner

If you have a dog that isn't house-trained yet, you'll have occasion to rid dog urine odors from carpets. One of the most effective ways to rid dog urine odors from carpets is by using a steam cleaner. However, typical steam cleaning by itself isn't enough to rid carpets of dog urine odors. To effectively clear out these odors, there are a few steps you can follow to rid dog urine odor from carpets with a steam cleaner.

Step 1

Take a large towel and soak up as much of the dog urine as you can from the carpet area.

Step 2

Move all furniture out of the room. This will keep you from having just spots of clean carpet and the rest being discolored from dirt. You want to clean the entire room, not just the urine spot.

Step 3

In the water fill section of the home steam cleaner, put one capful each of white distilled vinegar, liquid odor neutralizer such as Febreze, mild dishwashing liquid and anti-foamer.

Step 4

Fill the water fill section of the home steam cleaner with warm water to the fill line.

Step 5

Steam-clean the entire room with the solution from step 3. Repeat the previous two steps until the entire carpet is cleaned. Go over urine areas twice. Allow to sit on the carpet for one hour.

Step 6

Fill the water fill section of the home steam cleaner with nothing but warm, clear water.

Step 7

Steam-clean the entire room again with just the warm clear water. Allow to air dry for 24 hours prior to replacing the furniture. Keep the dog out of the area. This should get rid of odor in your carpet and carpet padding.