This isn't exactly required but recommended since you are a) dealing with urine of some kind and b) cat urine has ammonia in it. That said, a good hand scrubbing after you're done will also do the trick.
If you catch the stain while it's still wet, blot up as much as possible. The Humane Society recommends using a really absorbent paper towel, but I'm here to tell you that the best way to blot up wet stains from your carpet (pet or otherwise) is a ShamWow. This is absolutely not a product pitch and no one paid me to say that, but I use them and they work. You can buy the larger size and cut it into squares suitable for cleaning up urine, but keep in mind they're good for other things, too, so you might want to keep one whole. Just chuck them in the washer when you're done.
OxiClean may work on dog urine, but for cat urine, stick with an enzymatic cleaner. It breaks down the urine, so things are clean and smell-free once it's dry. Even if the non-enzymatic cleaner seems to work well to your nose, remember your cat can smell better than you, so it may keep peeing in the same spot.
They even make enzymatic cleaners specifically formulated for cat urine. Follow the directions on the bottle.
The heat of a steam cleaner can set the odor in so skip those. But a wet vac used with no heat (if that's an option on yours) will use clean water deposited into the carpet to saturate and dilute, then suck it back up into the vacuum.
You put it in your fridge for the same reason — baking soda is great at absorbing odors. Once the area is clean and dry, sprinkle it with baking soda or a baking soda-based carpet freshener. Then let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes (or according to the package directions for commercial fresheners) and vacuum it up.
The more times your cat urinates in the house, the more potent the telltale scent will become if not dealt with properly. But if you're having a frequent issue, there are steps you can take.
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