No matter how well-trained your pup is, there is still a chance that they will pee in places they shouldn’t. Older dogs can’t hold their pee like they used to and sometimes accidents happen.
One of the most common potty areas just past the backyard door is the patio. If you have the scent of dog pee deeply ingrained in your patio, you might wonder – how can you remove the dog pee smell on a patio?
Read on to learn more about dog pee smells on your patio and how you can get rid of them. With a little effort, you can remove the dog pee smell and get the area back to normal in no time at all. Your outdoor space can smell brand new! There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started.
Determine Where the Pee is Located
The first thing you need to do is determine where the pee sits on the patio. This action will help you understand where you need to spend the most time cleaning. You don’t want to waste your time in areas where there are no pee stains.
Our older bulldog would squat on the gravel just past the porch door. After a while the smell started to get stronger and stronger even with frequent Florida rain.
Here’s how you can locate the dog pee stains on your patio:
- Invest in a blacklight
- Wait for night
- Scan the patio with the blacklight
You can then note your target spots to handle in the morning.
Of course, you can always clean the entire patio. However, it will take more time than if you choose target spots. Get ready to scrub away the stains for a better smell!
Rinse Off any Urine Residue
Next, it’s time to rinse off any residual pee. This step removes surface-level pee and the scent that comes with it. A hose will work best for this process.
You can turn on the hose, point it at the patio, and spray the trouble spots with high pressure. Remove any patio furniture that may be in the way before you complete this step.
Water also works well as a way to remove dog pee before the scent soaks into the patio. If you see your dog peeing, rinse it off as soon as possible to prevent the smell from sinking in.
Use a Deodorizer with Enzymes
Once you have rinsed off the patio, it’s time to remove the dog pee smell. You will need a deodorizer that can neutralize the strong scent and keep it away for the future.
Make sure whichever brand you choose has enzymes. The enzymes break down the urine to remove the smell. Also, make sure whichever odor remover you use is meant for the material you’re cleaning.
The cleaner above is meant for outdoor areas, while other cleaners are used for carpets mostly. Always have a bottle on hand for emergency cases.
Here’s how you can utilize a deodorizer on your patio:
- Spray the scent remover on the stain and allow it to soak in
- Brush away any residue with a bristle brush
- Let the area dry completely
- Repeat as necessary
The scent should be gone after this process.
A deodorizer is a necessary step as you work to get your patio back to normal. If you don’t want a chemical version in a bottle, you can also try baking soda as an option on top of the potty stains. It will clean and neutralize the area in no time at all.
Positive Ion Cleaners
Positive Ion cleaners are relatively new and more expensive than enzyme cleaners but are very good at removing pet urine odors. It works by having the position ions cancel out the negative urine ions that create urine smell.
The Positive Ion cleaners are especially good at getting out very old, deeply penetrated stains that nothing else will get rid of.
Prevent Future Scents
Now that you have all the scents removed and the stains pushed away, it’s critical to take action to prevent future smells from seeping into your patio. Your pup needs to stay off the patio when possible to discourage this activity from occurring.
Here are a few ways to keep your pup off the patio:
- Put up small fences
- Guide them off the patio
- Let them out with supervision
These should work to keep your pup off the porch.
You can also take the time to train your pup if you want to keep them outside often. It will take patience, treats, and a lot of effort to ensure your dog knows what to do when they are on the patio. Keep an eye on your dog and take action as soon as possible to avoid pee scents.