If you purchased a new home and the carpet has cat urine stains you will likely smell a bad odor along with seeing the stain. Fortunately, you may be able to get the stains and the odor out instead of replacing the carpet. Below are two ways you can do this, so you will know if you can keep the carpet in the home for a longer period.
Use Baking Soda and Peroxide
Sprinkle baking soda powder over the cat stain and rub to work the powder into the carpet fibers. In a bowl mix 1/3 cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide with one teaspoon of liquid dish detergent. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the stained area to get the baking soda wet. Use an old toothbrush to work the mixture into the stain. When finished, use a damp cloth to blot the baking soda and peroxide from the carpet. Do not wipe the cloth on the carpet or you will push the liquid down into the carpet fibers. Blot until the area only feels a little damp.
Once the carpet is completely dry, vacuum over the area to get the baking soda out. The stain and the odor should now be gone.
Rent a Carpet Cleaner
If there are a lot of cat stains on the carpet, it would be best to rent a carpet cleaner to remove all the stains. You can rent a carpet cleaner from most grocery or hardware stores. If you do this, do not use a steam cleaner. This is because heat from this type of carpet cleaner will set the urine stain, as well as the odor, into the carpet. You would then never be able to get the stain or odor out.
Along with the carpet cleaning machine, purchase high quality carpet cleaner that is made to neutralize pet odors. You can purchase this type of carpet cleaner at pet stores. Read the instructions with the carpet cleaning machine that you rent to ensure the cleaner you purchase will not harm the cleaner.
When you finish cleaning the carpet check the stained areas after the carpet dries.
If you still see a lot of cat urine stains and/or smell bad urine odors hire a carpet cleaning company such as Best Care Carpet Cleaning to clean the carpet for you. Unfortunately, if the cat urine has gotten down into the padding you will have to replace the carpeting.