OdoBan Pet: How to Get the Urine Smell Out of Carpet

In this guide, learn how to mix and use an OdoBan pet urine remover solution.

Need to remove dog urine odor from carpet? We love our pets but being a dog or cat parent often requires immediate access to an effective pet urine cleaner. It can be difficult to remove dog urine from carpet, and the dog pee smell can remain even after initially cleaning pet urine stains. 

Need to know how to get rid of old pet urine smell? In this guide, we’ll cover how to get dog urine smell out of carpet, including old urine smells caused by dried dog pee stains or dried cat pee stains. 

Looking for the best carpet cleaner for pet urine? Made in USA since 1980, OdoBan Disinfectant and Odor Eliminator Concentrate is an effective, affordable pet odor remover. OdoBan eliminates pet odors at the source, making it one of the best dog pee cleaners, perfect for removing pet urine from carpets. OdoBan is pH neutral and safe for use on most carpets when used as directed. 

Does vinegar remove urine odor? An acidic cleaner, vinegar is not an effective carpet cleaner and the strong odor may encourage revisiting or remarking. These factors do not make vinegar good for cleaning pet urine on carpet. While there are many other DIY pet cleaners, we recommend using a professionally formulated pet odor eliminator, like OdoBan. 

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After mixing OdoBan in a spray bottle, always label your OdoBan solution (for example, “pet odor eliminator spray”). You can find free printable secondary labels on our website

  • Never mix OdoBan with any cleaning products or chemicals. 
  • Always use OdoBan as directed on the label. 
  • Don’t measure OdoBan with measuring cups used for food and drink. 
  • After using OdoBan, allow surfaces to completely dry before allowing pets or children in the area. 
  • Do not use OdoBan with steam cleaners, or carpet cleaners that heat the cleaning solution. 

How to Remove Pet Urine Smell from Carpet

As we cover how to get dog pee out of carpet and how to get cat pee out of carpet, we’ll first focus on small areas of carpet. To treat pet urine spots on small areas of carpet, you’ll first need to mix OdoBan concentrate to make a pet odor eliminating spray use-solution. Alternatively, you can use an OdoBan Ready-to-Use Spray. These sprays are already mixed and ready for use. 

To make an OdoBan dog urine cleaner use-solution to get rid of dog pee smell, you’ll want to mix 32 ounces of OdoBan concentrate per gallon of water. 

For a standard 32-ounce spray bottle, mix 8 ounces of OdoBan concentrate with water. 

How to Make a Pet Urine Cleaner Spray Solution (32-oz. bottle) with OdoBan Concentrate 

  • Measure 8 ounces (one cup) of OdoBan concentrate in a measuring cup, not used for food and drink. 
  • Carefully pour the measured OdoBan concentrate into a clean, plastic spray bottle. 
  • Fill the remainder of the spray bottle with plain tap water. 
  • Seal the spray bottle tightly. 
  • Label the spray bottle. 

Note: Before using OdoBan, or any cleaning product, on any upholstery, carpet, or fabric, always test a small, inconspicuous area for colorfastness.

With your OdoBan pet urine odor remover spray ready, remove as much loose soil from the area as you can. For wet pee spots, soak as much liquid up as possible using clean rags or paper towels and pressure. Do not scrub the carpet, as this can damage carpet fibers, altering their appearance.  

For normal spots and dog pee stains or cat pee stains, spray OdoBan on the stain, thoroughly wetting the stain without soaking the carpet. Allow OdoBan to sit on the stain for 10 minutes, before press drying with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not scrub. Repeat application and drying, as needed. 

To remove dried pet urine stains that have soaked deep into the carpet, a soaking application may be necessary to completely get old urine smell out of carpet. Pour the OdoBan solution on the stain, saturating the surface. This will allow OdoBan to reach the source of the pet urine odors deep in the sponge rubber, below the carpet’s surface. Allow OdoBan to sit for 10 minutes, before press drying with a clean cloth. Do not scrub. Repeat press drying until cloth comes away dry. A carpet extractor or wet vacuum may also be used. Proper drying is critical. Repeat application and drying, as needed. 

How to Get Rid of Urine Smell from Big Carpet Areas

Next, we’ll cover how to remove pet odor from large areas of carpet. For this, we recommend using a carpet cleaning machine, also known as a carpet extractor. When choosing a pet odor carpet cleaning machine for OdoBan, use a machine that will not heat the OdoBan solution, or has the ability to turn heat off. Do not use OdoBan with steam cleaners. 

Carpet extraction cleaners inject OdoBan solution deep into carpet fibers, while the brushes agitate and loosen pet urine stains. Then, powerful suction extracts the OdoBan solution back out of the carpet.  

There are many different carpet cleaning machines available at different price points. Many affordable pet urine carpet cleaning machines for home use are available. These machines are typically upright and look like a traditional upright vacuum cleaner.  

Larger, professional-style carpet cleaners are often available to rent at hardware stores. Among other benefits, these machines have bigger tanks with larger capacities for cleaning solution, allowing you to clean larger areas of carpet without as much emptying and refilling. 

To make an OdoBan pet urine remover for a carpet cleaning machine, you’ll want to mix 8 ounces (one cup) of OdoBan concentrate per gallon of water. 

Add this diluted OdoBan solution to the carpet cleaner machine before use. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a carpet cleaning machine with OdoBan, but do not use heat or steam. Empty or drain the OdoBan solution and replace with fresh OdoBan solution, as needed. Extract or recover the cleaning solution as completely as possible. Proper drying is critical. 

After use, allow the carpet to completely dry. If babies, infants, or very sensitive pets will contact the carpet, follow up with a plain water extraction to minimize cleaner residue on the carpet. To do this, run the carpet cleaning machine over the area without OdoBan solution, instead, only using plain water.