The Smell Just Won’t Go Away, Now What?
Cat urine is one of the most pesky smells to have to deal with. Aside from the fact that it’s inevitable you will encounter the stench as a cat owner, the after-effects of bad potty-training can leave a room in your house absolutely vile. Even if you can’t smell it, guests surely will.
So how do you make sure you can get rid of that smell once and for all? First you have to ask yourself a few questions.
How Long Has The Smell Been There?
If a urine stain is still wet, you have a better chance of getting rid of a majority of the smell due to the fact that the ammonia in the urine has not crystallized yet. VetStreet.com, a popular site among dog and cat owners, writes
“If you have a urine spot on your carpet that’s still wet, opt for eco-friendly white vinegar, which neutralizes odors due to its high acidity — and works well even if the stain or smell has been there for a while. Start by blotting the area, rather than rubbing it, which will only push the stain further into the carpeting fibers. Then mix equal parts white vinegar and cold water, and pour the mixture generously over the soiled section. Blot well, and then let it dry. (A fan can speed up the process.) Once dry, run a vacuum over the area.”
If a urine stain is dry, be sure not to rub it with a wet paper towel as this will only make the stench harder to remove.
Dry cat stains require a tougher cleaning solution in order to work. Enzymatic cleaners work best because they literally attack the molecules in the cat urine that causes the smell. Pet Stain & Odor Miracle is a good example of the type of cleaner you want to look into. Not only is it safe, but it can be applied to numerous surfaces and work effectively.
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