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ICAN/ATEX: How do I remove urine odor from upholstery?

September 14, 2012

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Friday's Question:

My two-year-old leaked urine from her diaper onto my furniture cushion. My care instructions say to use a dry solvent. What is the best for urine?baby on carpet

Friday's Answer:

If possible, remove the cushion and place it in the sun for several hours.

If there is still an odor, use a pet odor remover enzyme on the cushion and allow it to dry. If necessary, follow with a spray of household hydrogen peroxide.

I would take the cushion cover ... Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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