The smell of urine is one of the most unpleasant smells in the world. The pungent odor often lingers for a long time and can be very difficult to get rid of. This blog post will show you ways to get rid of urine smell and stains from your leather recliner so that you never have to deal with it again!
Steps to Clean Urine on a Leather Recliner
Step 1. Vacuum the area first to remove any loose particles and hair. Hair or lint can attract more moisture, causing odors to intensify over time.
Step 2. Dip a clean cloth into a mixture of water and vinegar (or ammonia) – use one part vinegar/ammonia with two parts water – then blot the area.
Step 3. Use a dry cloth to soak up the moisture, and then go over it again with a wet cloth to ensure that the area is thoroughly cleaned. Repeat until there’s no more liquid coming out of the leather recliner. Allow it to air dry completely before using or sitting on it again.
Step 4. Clean any spills immediately to prevent the stains from setting. Vacuum as often as possible to reduce ground in dirt and hair.
Step 5. If you are unable to remove a stain, use a leather cleaner or furniture polish on it instead of rubbing it vigorously which can make the mark darker or more pronounced.
How to PrevenT Urine Stain on a Recliner
Store your pet’s litter box away from the recliner, if possible
Use a mat to catch urine near the box and remove it immediately. It is best not to let it sit for long periods of time on fabric or upholstery materials which may absorb it into its fibers. This includes carpeting, wood floors, and even clothes, which could eventually lead to a smell.
Use puppy training pads if you cannot train your pet not to urinate on the furniture
Wash and groom the pet regularly (daily or as needed)
Provide an area where your pet can relieve themselves when they need to go outdoors. This may be in another room or outside.
Use a urine-specific cleaner and neutralizer to remove the smell, such as Nature’s Miracle.
Do not over wet an area because this can cause discoloration (spreads it)
Wipe up spills immediately with paper towels or cloths containing baking soda which will absorb any remaining liquid
Tips on how to Vacuum a Recliner
Tip 1. To avoid these issues altogether, invest in an area rug for your home to reduce the amount of dirt and hair in the carpet.
Tip 2. Keep a supply of wet/dry vacuum bags on hand so you can easily clean up after yourself without worrying about making more work later.
Tip 3. If possible, purchase an area rug with a rubber backing that will prevent wear from happening since it’s usually the backing of the rug that you see.
Tip 4. When vacuuming, use a vacuum with good suction, and be sure to clean out the canister often so it doesn’t become clogged or collect too much hair
Tip 5. Always maintain your pet’s nails by trimming them as needed. They could get caught in carpeting which could cause them to panic and flee, which would invariably cause more dirt/hair in the carpet. Always be sure to keep your pets off of furniture that you wish to remain clean.
Tip 6. Place an area rug on any surface where there is a lot of pet hair or food as they can both attract dirt/dust easily. If you have a pet, vacuum the curtains too!
Tip 7. If your home has hardwood floors and an area rug is not desired on top of that surface, consider placing throw rugs in the high traffic areas to help keep dirt/dust from being tracked onto it.
Tip 8. Make sure all carpets are thoroughly dry before vacuuming. Be sure to use the right type of vacuum attachment for your carpeting.
Tip 9. Vacuum regularly if you have pets, make changes in how they walk around inside (e.g., don’t allow them on furniture or carpets), and consider using a deep cleaner that will suck up all of the dirt/hair from pets ander deep in the carpeting.
How to Recliner at Home Properly
Lay a clean cloth on the recliner to protect it from any spilled cleaner.
Apply the cleaning solution, then scrub with your brush or sponge, using light pressure. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely before use.
For tough stains that have soaked in deeply, apply more heavy-duty stain remover and allow for 20 minutes of contact time.
If the stain remains, use a cleaning product that contains ammonia and scrub with your brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely before use.
Your recliner should be in good shape again! Replace any upholstery cleaner/conditioner to keep it fresh smelling for years to come !
What can a Slipcover do to a Urine Stain?
Sometimes, the stains are too much to remove. It’s not uncommon for dogs or cats to urinate on a couch or chair that smells like their owner and it can be impossible to get rid of the stain without replacing the whole thing! The best way is by using slipcovers- which will work wonders on any furniture piece you can’t afford to waste.
Find a slipcover that matches the color and style of your furniture before you contact us!
Remove any fabric upholstery cleaner or conditioner if it is present on the cover or the chair being covered.