How to Remove Dog Urine Smell From Hardwood Floors

Dogs are wonderful animals and great pets, but even the most well-trained dog can have an occasional accident. If it happens on a hardwood floor, you face a real challenge when it comes to removing the dog urine smell. There are several solutions to this problem, so if one doesn't work for you, try another.

How to Remove Dog Urine Smell From Hardwood Floors

Things You'll Need

  1. White vinegar
  2. Bucket
  3. Baking soda
  4. Listerine
  5. Sponge
  6. Fabric softener
  7. Lemon juice
  8. Salt

It's a good idea to wear rubber gloves when you're attempting to remove urine smells from hardwood floors. If a solution doesn't work immediately, don't give up. It may take several applications to effectively remove the urine smell from hardwood floors.

  1. Mix 3 parts water with 1 part white vinegar. Put the solution in your mop bucket and scrub the area thoroughly. Be sure to open the windows. Although vinegar has a clean, fresh aroma, it can be very strong, and your entire house will smell like vinegar.

  2. Stir baking soda into water until it forms a paste, and scrub the paste into the affected area. Let it sit for several hours, and rinse it with fresh water.

  3. Rub a small amount of full-strength Listerine mouthwash into the affected area, and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it with fresh water.

  4. Dip a sponge in full-strength fabric softener and dab it onto the area. Leave it for several minutes, and rinse it.

  5. Pour some lemon juice into a bowl and add a handful of salt. Use the salt and lemon juice solution to scrub into the urine-affected spot.