Nasty Cat Urine Odor Remover Home Remedies
Cat urine is one of the most challenging and difficult odors to remove as well as be around. The smell is extremely pungent and lasting and should be taken care of quickly in order to prevent permanent damage to your carpet or floor- not to mention it is unhealthy to be around. Cat urine on a carpet should be removed immediately otherwise it will become a permanent stain even if the order is removed. If not cleaned perfectly, urine can soak into the carpet and padding or even deep under hardwood floors leading to a strange and unpleasant smell for quite some time.
It is a common characteristic of cats that they generally choose the same place to urinate where they or others have urinated before. The urine on carpet surfaces or the flooring can give birth to bacteria and thus produce a strange ammonia smell. Sometimes it really becomes very difficult to find out the exact location where the cat has urinated because the smell seems to emanate all over. In such cases, one can utilize a black fluorescent light to locate the original place of the cat urine and thus start the cleaning process.
There are many commercial cat urine odor removers available in the market that can effectively clean carpets, flooring’s and rugs. Although the commercial products are easy to use, these removers are costly, use chemicals to cover the odor, and often time will just mask the smell rather than get rid of it. The good news is, that anyone can effectively make a cat urine odor remover utilizing the materials one probably already has in their house.
These cat urine odor remover home remedy treatments are very effective in removing the unpleasant odor of the cat urine in a few minutes and will deter your cat from urinating in the same spot or you could always teach them to use the toilet!
1.Vinegar and Baking Soda
As a first step, try to soak out most of the urine as possible, then start soaking the location with a perfect mixture of 2/3 cup of pure distilled water and 1/3 cup of white vinegar. A little amount of baking soda is also required to make the mixture more concentrated in nature but watch out if you mix the 2 together as it will bubble and fizz high- so its best to just sprinkle a bit on the stained spot and pour the mixture over it. After the above two steps get completed, soak out any excess urine with a clean rag pressing gently and repeating till the spot is completely dry. Once dry, it is recommended to again sprinkle baking soda on the place and the surrounding area and let sit for a few hours- vacuum up the area in the next 4-8 hours.
Peroxide can take down the components in the urine that causes unpleasant smell and stains. After peroxide is applied, you need to pour a bit of water directly on the location of urine. As a final step, you should rinse the area with mild warm water and gently soak up with paper towel.
3. 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 urine.
4. Listerine Mouthwash
This commercial product when dissolved with the water and vinegar solution turns into a homemade remedy that can wash away the area within a few minutes. Listerine Mouthwash when mixed with hot water alone can also serve as a very effective home remedy to remove the cat urine odor and it leaves the area smelling minty fresh. (Be careful not to use this spray on white carpets since it does have a bit of color but once its cleaned up, there should be no residual color or smell)
After using these remedies, you can be definitely sure that when you walk towards the once affected area, you will not get the unpleasant odor that used to prevail a few days back.