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How do I remove a pee stain (and smell) from a couch?

Asked by scamp (13104points) November 6th, 2008

Our neighbors just bought a new couch and offered the old one to us last night. My SO went over there to take a look at it, and because the wife has advanced alzheimers, I told him to make sure she hasn’t had an ‘accident” on it. ( I guess I should have inspected it myself.)

Well, he just called me after getting it to our house and said that it has a “stain”, and it reeks!! I told him not to bring it into the house until I figure out if there is some way to clean it. Now I have a pee stained couch that reeks of old people on my patio!

Does anyone know what I can do to remedy this situation, or should I just have him take the couch to the dumpster?

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Does the cushion cover zip off? If so, was the cushion cover and replace the foam inside. You can get new foam at a fabric store; take the old cushion in, and they will cut it to size.

If the couch has a fixed cushion, you can get stuff at the pet store that removes dog pee odor.

Most couch cushions do zip off.

jessturtle23's avatar

Toss it. It will always stink.

scamp's avatar

@ AlfredaPrufrock Yes, I think it does! I’ll give it a try, but it stays outside until I do. If it doesn’t work, I’m going to follow jessturtle23’s advice.

krose1223's avatar

Yeah I’d have to second the motion of tossing

seVen's avatar

try soaking couple of rags in vinegar and leave those rags overnight next to the stain I’ve heard it works wonders

syz's avatar

Go to your local pet store and buy an enzymatic cleaner for pet accidents. This sort of cleaner actually digests the organic compounds in the urine stain.

asmonet's avatar

I know someone who peed on a couch. No one sits on that couch.

Chuck. It.

PupnTaco's avatar

That couch really tied the room together.

scamp's avatar

When I got home from work last night I took a quick sniff, and it smells like old people to me. SO has no sense of smell, so he can’t tell what he is smelling. I didn’t detect any pee smell, so I am going to leave it outside and clean it to see it it gets any better with fresh air.

Other than the problem I mentioned above, it’s a pretty nice couch, so I want to try and clean it before chucking it. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I’ll let you know what happens. I’m going to leave it on the patio for about a week to “air out.’ before bringing it in or tossing it.

Knotmyday's avatar

I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a couch is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the owner?

Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences! The bums lost!

PupnTaco's avatar

You got it!

Knotmyday's avatar

one of my favorite movies

scamp's avatar

My SO loves that movie too. he’s a nice guy, but kind of a slob like Lebowski. So one of my pet name for him is Sugarslob, ha ha!!

desiree333's avatar

There is this stuff you can buy at Pet Smart and its called stain and odor remover or something. Its in a white bottle with red and blue. I got a sample of it from a pet seminar and it works really well. It has enzymes in it and it completley and permenantley removes the stain/odor. I used it and it works really well.

desiree333's avatar

as svz has already mentioned the enzymatic cleanser do work very well!

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