Everybody pees. Humans pee in toilets (or diapers), dogs pee on grass and cats pee in litter boxes.
But sometimes, for reasons known only to them, cats choose to bypass the litter box and pee wherever they damn well feel like peeing. Because they're cats - and cats do what they want.
And dogs? Well, they're often just as guilty.
But fear not: Where there's pee, there's a solution - literally and figuratively.
First things first. Get some towels (and maybe a gas mask, because pee is no joke) and blot up as much urine as you can. Don't rub: It'll push urine deeper into the carpet, and that will only make life harder.
"If it's a large spot and you don't want to waste paper towels, use a cloth towel or old clothes that can be thrown away," Animal Planet suggests. "If the spot is on the carpet, stand on the wet spot (remember to wear shoes)."
Here are 5 methods that work when cleaning up a pee stain, whether it's wet or already set in.
1. White vinegar