As people in the whole world know, cat is and adorable animal and many people choose it as a pet. However, behind its cute acts, you must be hard to clean the whole room even your clothes from its urine. How to remove cat urine from clothes? This question has been asked by many people to save their beloved clothes from dirt. If you use wrong methods in cleaning it, your clothes might be damaged badly and you can wear it anymore.
How to Remove Cat Urine From Clothes Without Damaging It?
Sometimes, people who get their clothes dirty by cat will throw it away because they don’t know how to save their clothes. Since cat likes getting on human’s lap, clothes will be sacrificed because of its urine. However, if you love those clothes so much, you can use other beneficial methods such as:
Knowing the damage
Before washing the clothes, you need to know the damage. How big it is? If the urine is fresh and you know exactly the location, then you can wash it right away with detergent and softener to remove the urine as well as the aroma. However, if the urine is old and absorbed to your clothes, you need to soak it first in baking soda liquid. You may soak it all or just soak the part of your dirty clothes. Baking soda will help in lifting the urine. You can leave it for a night or several hours before washing it with detergent.
Wash your clothes
If the urine is still fresh and no more than a day, you can wash it using hands or machine. You can put it inside the machine or bucket and pour the detergent based on the amount you always use. After that, you can pour two until four cups of white vinegar and baking soda. However, the amount of white vinegar can be different based on the urine. Try to soak it in several minutes using hot water. Don’t use any bleaching liquid if your clothes are colorful.
Using paper towel
If you know that your cat is going to pee, you need to grab the paper towel as soon as possible. Blot it up based on the amount of urine before it is getting dry and hard to remove. If you don’t have enough paper towel or you don’t want to waste it, you can use cloth towel or your old towel so you can throw it away after using it. This way might be used for carpet and rug also.
Use cold water
Sometimes if you see the cat’s urine, you will grab the towel and rub it right away. However, you need to know that this way is wrong. You need to pour the cold water on it and blot your clothes. If you rub it right away, then the excess urine will be absorbed in the fabric’s fiber. Cold water will prevent it to be absorbed inside the fabric. But don’t forget to wash it since you can’t remove the stain and aroma fully.
Don’t use ammonia detergent
At the market, you may find many detergents with different brands and also benefits. However, every detergent is not the same. As the customer, you need to know the ingredients inside so you will get the real benefits of it. To remove cat’s urine, don’t use ammonia detergent even just a little. Detergent with ammonia will make the smell of cat’s urine stronger than before. It will cause your cat mark the area and take a pee there. You need to remove the whole aroma from it by hanging under direct sunlight so the aroma is going to be gone.
Use special product for pet
Sometimes, ordinary detergent can’t remove the stain very well. You might find the better commercial product for pet at pet stores. You can ask the shopkeeper if there are any products to clean cat’s urine from clothes or other fabrics. You will find it there with suitable ingredients. After buying it, you need to test it first on the small area of your dirty clothes. By doing the test, you might know whether the product is good or not to your clothes. The important thing is the product will not damage your fabric.
Make homemade cleansing remedies
If you can’t fond other solution in cleaning the cat’s urine from your clothes, then you can make homemade cleansing remedies using ¾ of hydrogen peroxide you can find in your bathroom from your daily cleansing products. You need to find 3% of it and mix with one teaspoon of dish detergent that you always use to wash plates or kitchen stuffs. Finally, add a little bit of baking soda and test it to your small area of your clothes. You have to do this since peroxide can remove the color of fabric.
Hope these tips on how to remove cat urine from clothes will give you ideas and inspiration to save your beloved clothes from your cat so you can wear it again.