How To Get Rid Of Cat Urine Smell
Refresh your home by learning how to get rid of cat urine smell. That soft furry angel that snuggles, purrs, and loves to be in the middle of anything you are doing can also leave a little stink bomb for you that can be a challenge to get rid of. To remove the smell of cat urine, you must first remove the cat urine instead of just covering up the odor.
To get rid of cat urine smell, you will need:
- Liquid Detergent
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Vacuum cleaner
- Rubber gloves
- Locate the cat urine. The first step to getting rid of the cat urine smell is to find where it is coming from. Check around on the floor, near the baseboards first.
- Remove the cat urine. If the urine is still wet, use a folded towel or paper towels to pat the wet spot and remove as much of the urine as possible. If the wet spot is in the carpet, place a towel over the spot and stand on it to remove the urine. If the urine spot is dry, use hot soapy water to remove it from hard surfaces like flooring. If the urine spot is dry in the carpet, pour just enough hot soapy water over the spot to wet it thoroughly. Place a folded towel over the wet spot stand of it to blot up the water. Move a dry part of the towel over the wet spot and stand on it again. Repeat until you have blotted up as much water as possible. Use the same procedure on upholstery, and use a dry towel to blot up as much water as possible.
- The cat urine has been removed, now remove the smell. Mix one part vinegar with three parts clear water. Saturate the area with the vinegar mixture. Cover the area with a generous amount of baking soda. Use your fingers to work the baking soda into the carpet or fabric you are cleaning. Let it dry completely until the baking soda has returned to powder form. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the powdered baking soda. After removing the urine from the floor, wash the area with the vinegar mixture to deodorize.
- Cats have no problem communicating their issues or moods. A cat urinating in the house can be telling you anything from “my litter box is dirty and I hate that” to “I am trying to tell you that I need medical attention” or “I am angry you leave me alone so much.” When you find your cat urinating in the house, take the time to examine the situation that may be causing it.
- Cats hate the crunchy noise made by aluminum foil; in fact they are afraid of it. To keep cats away from anything in your home, just cover it with foil.
- Do not use chlorine bleach on color fast surfaces to kill cat urine odor. Bleach can remove the color from carpets, furniture, clothing, or any fabric it comes in contact with. Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning cat urine.