How to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell for Good!
There are many reasons that a cat may begin urinating in places other than their litter box. No matter why kitty does it, the strong smell of cat pee can soon permeate every nook and cranny of your home. Read on, and we’ll guide you through getting rid of this smell forever.
Before You Begin
There’s little doubt that getting rid of the cat urine smell in your home is a top priority; after all, you’re reading this guide! However, before you begin to do this, it’s important to rule out any serious health issues.
Contrary to what some believe, cats do not exhibit this behavior because they want to exact some sort of revenge. Cats will urinate outside their litter box if they have experienced pain while urinating in the box. They associate the litter box with pain.
Painful urination can occur as the result of a blockage, which is an emergency situation that can place your cat’s life in serious danger if not treated immediately.
Your cat may also be urinating outside the litter box as a response to stress or because they have an undiagnosed infection or condition like kidney disease or hyperthyroidism. Regardless, it’s important to see the vet as soon as possible so that kitty can get a thorough check-up.
What Makes Cat Pee Smell So Bad?
After your kitty has peed in the house, over time the bacteria in their urine will die and give off an odor that smells like ammonia. Left for even longer, cat urine will begin to emit smelly compounds called mercaptans, which will only make the smell more pervasive.
Bad-smelling urine can also be the result if your cat is older or is a male cat who hasn’t been fixed. It’s for all of these reasons that removing the strong smell should be done as soon as you’ve found the source.
The Best Ways to Remove Urine
You’ll need to ensure you’ve removed as much urine as possible, so grab a rag and use cold water to wet the spot. Then, blot—never scrub—it. Don’t ever wash urine-stained clothing in hot water in your washing machine or use a steam cleaner, as both of these will only cause the smell to spread and intensify. Instead, wash in cool water with a quarter cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda, and let air dry.
Next, you can try the following cat pee smell elimination solutions:
- Vinegar and water
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- Floor cleaner
- Use a biocide pet odor eliminator
Vinegar and Water
Combine white or apple cider vinegar with water in a 1:1 ratio. Spray or soak the urine spot with this solution and let sit for up to five minutes. Blot with a paper towel or clean rag, repeat until the smell is gone, and then allow to air dry.
Baking soda is famous for neutralizing odors. After you’ve finished soaking and blotting using vinegar and water, sprinkle the area with baking soda. This will ensure that any odors left behind on floors or carpet are eliminated over time.
Ideal for cat pee spots on hard floors, dish soap can be all you need to get rid of the smell. Mix one tablespoon of soap into two cups of cool water. Then soak a clean cloth in the solution and wipe the spot as many times as is needed. Here, again, you can sprinkle baking soda over the area for long-term odor fighting.
Hardwood floor cleaner can be another way to get rid of cat urine on hard surfaces. Just mix according to the instructions on the bottle, soak a clean cloth, and wipe.
Biocide Pet Odor Eliminator
In order to eliminate the smell of cat urine from your home, it’s important to be able to eliminate the urine completely. The only way to do this is to oxidize odor molecules. It must be done in a way that is completely safe for you and your cat.
How Does Biocide Pet Odor Eliminator Work?
The vapor of biocide pet odor eliminators reach and penetrate every surface where odor is lurking. This vapor contains chlorine dioxide or Cl02. Cl02 is positively charged, meaning it is attracted to negatively charged odor molecules.
Chlorine dioxide is by no means a new invention. Discovered in 1811, it’s now used to treat many food products, including poultry and fish.
Remove Cat Urine Smells Effectively with Pet Odor Exterminator
Biocide Systems has revolutionized the pet odor elimination industry by making it possible to generate Cl02 instantly and exactly when you need it the most. Just spray any of our odor elimination products onto a surface or into a room for a deep clean. Then be amazed at how quickly and effectively odors are banished from every surface!
The best part is that you and your pet benefit from effective and complete odor elimination every single time, and without having to use chemicals. After you apply our Pet Odor Exterminator and the odors are gone, the Cl02 will quickly break down into completely harmless salt water.
Because our products don’t mask smells, the smell of cat urine will not return after you’ve treated an area with Biocide Systems Pet Odor Exterminator; once it’s gone, it’s gone.
At Biocide Systems, you benefit from the odor-eliminating power of Cl02, no matter whether you’re using our products in your home, boat, vehicle, or RV. You love your cat, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with urine odor in your home! Learn more about our line of Pet Odor Eliminators, and then order with confidence online or by calling 877-792-4624 today.
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