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How To Clean Urine From Couch Foam

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Cleaning urine from a couch foam can be a frustrating and challenging task, but it is essential to remove the urine as soon as possible to prevent further damage and unpleasant odours.


Getting rid of that urine smell is especially difficult when it has soaked into the sofa's foam cushion. Thankfully unlike removing urine from your mattress, you can remove parts of your couch to make it easier.


In this post, we concentrate solely on how to remove the urine from the foam of your couch from home without the need of specialist equipment.


Steps for removing urine and it's odour from couch foam

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  1. Blot up the urine

  2. Apply Bleach

  3. Blot up the bleach

  4. Apply an enzyme cleaner

  5. Rinse the area

  6. Let the foam dry completely


Step 1: Blot up the urine


The first step in cleaning urine from couch foam is to blot up as much of the urine as possible. If the accident is quite recent, you may want to squeeze the foam out somewhere (I know, disgusting).


Use a clean, dry towel or cloth to blot the urine until no more liquid is being absorbed. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can spread the urine and make the stain worse.


Step 2: Apply bleach


After blotting up as much of the urine as possible, it's time to apply the bleach. Since you are cleaning the foam and not the sofa itself, you don't really need to worry about it dying.


Rather than buying a load of small bottles of bleach costing a fortune, we recommend purchasing this 5-litre trade professional bleach. It's cost-effective and great stuff.


Wear gloves and even safety goggles while doing this as you don't want any accidents with bleach.


We recommend soaking the foam as much as possible in bleach and let sit for 10 minutes. This helps to neutralize the odour of the urine and helps to break down the stain.


Step 3: Blot up the bleach


After the bleach has had time to work, squeeze out the bleach in a safe area. You can then blot the rest of the bleach using a dry towel to prevent it from being soaked anywhere.


You won't get all of the bleach out so don't aim for perfection here. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can cause it to spread.


Step 4: Apply an enzyme cleaner


An enzyme cleaner is an effective way to break down the proteins in the urine that cause odours and stains.


Apply the enzyme cleaner according to the manufacturer's instructions, and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes.


Step 5: Rinse the area


After the enzyme cleaner has had time to work, rinse the affected area with water and blot up the excess moisture with a clean, dry towel or cloth.


Step 6: Let the foam dry completely


Allow the foam to dry completely before using the couch again. Avoid using a hairdryer or other heat source to speed up the drying process, as this can cause damage to the foam.


In conclusion, cleaning urine from couch foam requires patience and the right tools. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can successfully remove the urine and eliminate odours from your couch.


Remember to test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the couch first, and be gentle when working with the foam. If you're unsure about the process, consider seeking help from a professional cleaner.

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