Cat Urine Odor Removal. Home
remedy methods to Clean Cat Urine Smell
There is nothing worse than the pungent smell
of cat urine and people find it very hard to get rid of the
odor. There are commercial products available which claim to
remove urine odors at the source These usually fall into three
categories, antibacterial, enzymatic and chemical cleaners. I
have read many reviews on these products and some work better
than others but it can become a bit expensive if you use the
trial and error method searching for the cat urine removal
product that works for you.
There are also several home remedy
recipes which I have found on the Internet which people claim
successful for removing cat urine smell and I will list
them here. Vinegar seems to appear as a remedy very often.
the Cat or Dog Urine First
When using any home made recipes it is important to first
remove as much of the cat urine as possible especially from
carpets and rugs. If the urine is still wet then you
need to blot up as much of the wetness that you can.
Place paper towels over the cat
urine and tread on the paper towel until you absorb as much as
the urine as possible. Repeat with dry towels until no
more moisture can be absorbed.
Vinegar, Baking Soda, Detergent
From my research this is the BEST recipe.
It really WORKS!
instructions can be found here:
How to remove and clean cat and dog urine using household
White Vinegar and water
Mix two parts of water with one part white
vinegar. Pour small amounts at a time over the affected area
and work in well with a clean cloth. Blot (As described above)
and repeat several times. Allow to dry and repeat if
necessary. You will need to dilute the cat urine as much as
possible. Vinegar will neutralize the ammonia in the cat
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Follow the directions above. Blot and dry. Use
a fan to help the drying process. When the area is dry
sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over the area. Add a
couple of teaspoons of dishwashing detergent and mix into a
paste over the area. Work it into the carpet and then allow to
dry and then vacuum.
Enzyme Laundry Detergent
Wash the area with a laundry detergent that
contains enzymes such as Bio-Zet or Tide. Blot and dry.
Steam Extraction Cleaners
To clean old or heavy stains in carpeting you
can hire a steam cleaner to extract the urine from the carpet.
Do not use chemicals, just keep diluting the cat urine with
Tips to clean cat urine stains from hardwood floors:
Remove any excrement and blot the entire wet area
immediately and firmly with paper towels. Wash affected area several times
with white vinegar. Rinse stain thoroughly with warm water. Blot dry with
paper towels. Apply a specialized stain and odor-removing bacteria or enzyme
cleaner. Tip: Read the instructions carefully before using these
products and test them in an invisible area. If you can not remove some old
stains, try sanding away the stain and resealing the wood.
It has been said NOT to use ammonia based
products to clean pet urine. To pets, ammonia smells like pee
and attracts them back to that area to re-offend.