How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete [in Less Than 20 Minutes]

Published by Ahmad Jamal on May 2, 2023 | Last updated on May 15, 2023

You’re just getting home from a walk with your puppy, and an accident occurs. Your puppy just relieved itself on the concrete, and has stained the whole area with poop.

We know for a fact that concrete is susceptible to such occasional accidents, but it’s also susceptible to critical damages when those accidents are left unattended.

Therefore, in this CleanersAdvisor guide, we’ll show you how to clean dog poop off concrete, explaining every step of the method all the way until your concrete is perfectly fine and clean.

But first, why is it important to know how to clean dog poop off concrete in the first place?

Let’s explain that first.

Why Is It Important To Know How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete

Concrete is porous, meaning it’ll soak up the dirt, the spills, the bacteria, and moly, and those particles can inflict real damage to the concrete itself.

This makes it more complicated for homeowners to care for their concrete floors.

But, it also makes them wary of how fast they should interact with the dog poop on concrete, and get rid of it as soon as they possibly can.

With dog poop that’s carrying bacteria and produces bad odors, you should always put on your gloves and get down to business.

But we’ll not leave you alone in this, here’s How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete in a thoroughly explained step-by-step manner

How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete

How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete

1. Use Boiling Water

2. Sprinkle Disinfectant 

3. Baking Soda

4. Use hard-bristled brush to Scrub Poop

5. Use Clorox To Remove Residue

6. Rinse Excess Water

1. Use Boiling Water

Use boiling water over the area affected by the dog poop.

Use as much or as little boiling water as the area affected by dog poop requires, the larger the area, the more boiling water you need.

For smaller areas, you can use a spray bottle with hot water to reach as deep as you can around the affected area.

If the area is quite large, garden hose can provide great aid in the process.

2. Apply Disinfectant 

You can choose a disinfectant of your own, the one you like to use the most.

Preferably, use a disinfectant with a great scent that will deter your dog from relieving themselves again in the same area.

Dilute the Disinfectant with water, and apply it to the stain spot as soon as you can.

But before you do so, make sure to check if the disinfectant may discolor your concrete, or it is safe to proceed with.

How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete
Disinfectants help removing the poop and its odor

3. Baking Soda

Sprinkle baking soda over the top of the stain spot, the larger the area the more baking soda you’ll need to sprinkle.

Doing so, will help alongside the disinfectant dealing with both the stain spot and the bad odor produced by dog poop.

But worry not, spilling boiling water over the area, then applying a disinfectant then baking soda, will get rid of nearly everything related to the stain spot.

4. Use hard-bristled brush to Scrub Poop

We’ve already established that Concrete is porous and can be susceptible to critical damages if it wasn’t properly cleaned.

Meaning you’ll need to scrub the stained spot with a hard bristle, to make sure the cleaning process is concluded as perfectly as possible.

Use a large broom or a hard bristled brush and clean every angle on and around the stain spot.

This will help both the disinfectant and the baking soda to reach deep and remove the stain spot perfectly.

5. Use Clorox To Remove Residue

If you’ve done everything properly, and there’s still stain remains or residue, you’ll need to use clorox as a final cleaning step before completion.

Clorox will help ensure the remainder of the stain spot is removed, as well as the bad odor it produced.

Similar to the disinfectant, test clorox on a small unattended area of the concrete to make sure it won’t discolor the stained area by mistake.

Pour clorox on the stain spot, and scrub it again with the large broom or the hard bristled brush.

6. Rinse Excess Water

Now that the cleaning process is complete, rinse excess water and cleaning residue with hot water.

Careful not to let the residue reach towards grass or soil, as they’ll suffer severe damage from the chemical residue you’ve used to clean the poop off concrete.

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Does Rain Wash Away Dog Poop?

Rain doesn’t wash away dog poop as you’d like it to be washed.

Moreover, rain can actually make the situation worse and worse by spreading the stained area around the whole concrete, and filling in the existing holes with stained water.

This would allow more bacteria to grow, and damage the concrete from within.

Important Tips for Cleaning Dog Poop Off Concrete

1. Don’t hesitate to attend to the dog poop as soon as you can.

2. Using proper disinfectants will deter your dog from relieving themselves in the same area again.

3. Use a concrete sealer if you encounter the same problem over and over.

4. Don’t let family members around the stain spot until you attend to the stain spot and deal with it.

5. Try to not leave your dog unattended in the home areas that have concrete floorings.

How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete

To Wrap Up

Mastering How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete isn’t a hard task at all. All it needs is fast attending to stains, and following the step by step guide we’ve just provided you with.

And as we, at CleanersAdvisor, do with every helpful guide, we provide a list of important tips that help you master the cleaning skill, and make sure similar problems won’t happen anymore soon.

Do you have any questions in regard to How to Clean Dog Poop off Concrete, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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