Removing Cat Urine Odor From Carpets
Ok I have done battle with both urine and skunk...the peroxide, dawn, baking soda in a gallon of water will most usually remove anything with a smell (it is amazing how well it works on a skunked dog) it also works very well on materials and in laundry...but don't forget about borax...for simply washing out most all odors...then there is baby diaper detergent...but for wood...enzymes to actually break down the scent though baking soda, and I have found using a carpet powder for critters with oxyclean and baking soda left on for a day or two really helped without doing any damage and can be repeated as much as needed without any damage and sometimes after letting that absorb odors I will hit with vinegar for a big boil out of the area , I had ancient cats that wound up with kidney disease...but if you keep after it...eventually you will win the stinky battle....
Other notes on cat urine removal methods
Some people don’t want to spend the money on a product to work on their cat pee odor problems. Even if it’s not full of chemicals like the solution mentioned above, they insist there are other all-natural ways to go about it, that don’t cost anything. Let it just be known, that these remedies will only help you, and not fix the problem permanently like an enzymatic cleaner can. Home remedies include the classic vinegar and water with baking soda, or hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, or rubbing alcohol. Again, all these will have some affect in a lot of cases, but you’re not taking care of the problem, because the urine in essence, is still there. That means the odor is still there! If you’ve already tried any of the above, consider these tips to help you:
Beware: this is not a glamorous step, but it is one of the most necessary. You’re probably going to need to get on your hands and knees and sniff around in order to locate the pee stain. Sure, it’s easier to just try to remember where your cat had its last accident, or to guess where it is by the strength of the odor in different parts of the room. Unfortunately, that leaves you with the obvious risk of not actually locating the stain, so you’ll go on living in a urine-scented home. Trust me, you definitely don’t want that.Cat urine odor is more difficult to remove from carpets. It saturates the carpet all the way through to the floor. If the urine is fresh, blot it firmly and repeatedly with absorbent towels. Don't rub because that will cause the urine to spread. Continue until no more urine can be absorbed.To remove cat urine odor from clothing, add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to the wash. The odor will be gone and your clothes will smell fresh.Because cat urine contains proteins the smell is much stronger and requires cleaners that can break down and remove the protein. The presence of ammonia in the urine also contributes to the smell, and you should avoid using ammonia-based cleaners found in most over-the-counter products. If you don't care to buy the special cleaners equipped with enzymes to eliminate proteins, you can use a few household products to sufficiently remove cat urine odors.Cat urine has an extremely powerful, persistent and unpleasant odor. When cats urinate on carpets or rugs, it can be very difficult to remove that offensive cat urine smell. You need to remove the odor and urine stain completely because cats will usually urinate in the same spot again. You can use a commercial cat odor and stain remover to clean your carpet or make your own effective homemade cleaning solutions that will get rid of cat urine smell.If you have both a cat and wood floors, you might eventually need to know how to remove from the floorboards. The floor may seem clean, but urine can seep between the boards or beneath cracks in the sealant if their are any. This will allow odors to reappear later due to moisture or other causes. Additionally, cats will often pee in the same spot repeatedly if their scent is still left behind, making the problem worse in the future. Fresh messes will be easier to clean up completely than set-in , and whether or not the urine has been able to seep in under the sealant will determine how hard the odors are to remove. However, the steps feature below will give you a general guide for solving this pungent problem.