When we lay our little ones down for a nap on the couch, it goes without saying that we are taking a chance. All children are accident prone, and getting the smelly effects of urine out from the couch cushions can present a challenge.
In such cases, there remain several steps that can be performed to remove that odorous ammonia based stench and return the affected couch cushioning to normal. The following steps can help in assuring that this disconcerting aroma is eliminated to makes sure that it remains a thing of the past.
Deodorizing Urine Solutions
1 Remove Cushion ASAP!
The first thing you do should be to remove the urine soaked cushions as soon as possible and place them outside for further cleaning and deodorizing treatment. If performed early enough you will be able to make sure that the ammonia based organics do not leak into the rest of the couch to create an even larger problem.
2 Blot Urine Out
After removing the cushions, proceed to blot dry the urine from the affected areas of the cushions and couch with a old clean towel. While blot drying be sure to place the full weight of your body behind the towels press in the the upholstery and underlying padding.
3 Water & Blot Residues Out
After removing all available urine through the initial blot drying, you will need to water down the affected location and blot dry the remaining moisture from the couch. Using water pour a generous amount of water on the affected location to ensure that the water moistens that original areas. After wetting down these locations, proceed to blot dry the area again with another old towel. For best results, continue watering and blot drying the location a second or third time to make sure that all odorous residues have been drawn from the couch.
4 Enzyme Drench
This solution is ideal for soaking deep into the couch fiber to allow the activated enzymes to literally eat there way through the odorous ammonia residues found within. During application, pour a heavy amount of this cleaner over the smelly location to ensure that it reaches every area that the urine has come into contact with. Allow the enzyme cleaner to sit for 24-48 hours as it slowly eliminates all of the unpleasant organics within the couch fiber. After this period of time has passed, you can proceed to blot dry the location to absorb as much of the remaining deodorizing solution as possible.
5 White Vinegar Alternative
As an alternative to enzyme cleaning solution, a mixture of white vinegar can work nearly as well at eliminating the odorous effects of ammonia odor within the couch. Mix a solution of one part white vinegar with eight parts warm water, and water down the affected areas of the couch with the solution. After application, ally the mixture to settle within the couch for 24 to 48 hours as it neutralizes the odor. As a side note, this solution will give off a slight vinegar aroma until it has completely dried from the cushion and upholstery fiber.
6 Baking Soda Zip-in
As a final step, baking soda can be used to absorb any remaining smells within the couch cushion fiber. To apply, unzip the couch cushions zipper liner and pour in 1/4 cup of baking soda on each side of the cushion. Finish by zipping the cushion liner closed and giving it a good shake before placing it back within the couch.