3 Steps to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell from Your Carpets and Furniture
If you have a cat, chances are you're familiar with the occasional (or not so occasional) cat urine smell. And if you have carpets or furniture, chances are you've also experienced the frustration of getting rid of that stink, which is known to be one of the worst smelling urine (almost as bad a skunk spray!)
Fortunately, you can do a few things to get rid of the cat pees' smell from your carpets and furniture. One of the main reasons to get rid of the cat pee smell is because of the health hazards it can pose. Cat urine usually leaves a strong ammonia smell, which is a toxic gas. Inhaling too much of it can cause respiratory problems, and it can also irritate your skin and eyes.
At Bio-One, we specialize in odor removal. We use a unique process to remove odors from your home or business, and we guarantee that the area will be fresh and stink-free in no time. If you're looking for a way to get rid of the cat pee smell, here are three simple steps to get rid of that pesky stink!
Step One: Remove Any Source of Cat Urine Odor
The first step to getting rid of the cat pee smell is to remove any urine-soaked materials from your carpets or furniture. This includes anything that may have been peed on and any absorbent materials that soaked up urine (such as towels or rags). You can treat these areas with an enzyme cleaner. Enzyme cleaners break down the urine proteins, which causes the smell.
Step Two: Clean and Sanitize
Once you've removed the urine, the next step is to clean and sanitize the affected area. This will help to remove any lingering bacteria that could cause the smell to come back. You can use a standard cleaning solution or make your own by mixing 1 part vinegar with three parts water. Cat urine stains may be hard to remove, so you may need to use a carpet cleaner, enzymatic cleaners, or call a professional.
Step Three: Deodorize
The last step is to deodorize the area to ensure the cat pee smell doesn't come back. You can do this by using a commercial odor removal product, or you can make your own by mixing 1 cup of baking soda with 2 cups of water. Once you've made the mixture, apply it to the affected area and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. You can then vacuum it up.
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Following these simple steps, you can eliminate the cat pee smell from your carpets and furniture. And if you ever have questions, our Bio-One team is always here to help!
Tips for keeping your house clean if you have cats
If you have cats, you know they can be darling creatures that make wonderful companions. But you also know that they can be little devils when leaving cat hair balls, vomit, and making a mess in your home. Cats are known for knocking over plants, scratching furniture, and spraying urine everywhere (male cats when they're not sterilized).
Having cats shouldn't be a reason for unpleasant odors in your home. Learn how to get rid of cat urine odor in house, by following these tips:
Clean up urine accidents immediately
As soon as you see or smell urine, deal with it right away. The longer urine sits, the harder it is to remove the odor, and it can leave stains on hardwood floors.
Baking soda is an effective and natural way to clean up pet urine. The baking soda will help neutralize cat smells and make cleaning easier. First, blot up as much urine as possible with paper towels. Then, sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. After the baking soda has had time to work, vacuum it up, and the area should be clean and odor-free.
Prevent your cats from peeing in the same spot again
Once an area has been soiled with urine, your cat will likely make that their cat pee spot to urinate again. To prevent this from happening, make sure their litter box is always clean and encourage your cat to use it. You can also try placing double-sided tape or aluminum foil in the area to deter your cat from urinating there.
Keep your cats' litter boxes clean
A dirty litter box is one of the main reasons cats start urinating outside, not to mention the house will smell worse if you're not hygienic regarding your cat's sanitary conditions. Be sure to clean the litter box daily and change the litter completely every week. If your cat is resistant to using a clean litter box, try a different type of litter or litter box.
Don't overlook other odors
Cats can also cause odors in your home by bringing in dirt and pollen on their fur or by vomiting. Be sure to brush your cats regularly and clean up any vomit immediately. You can also try using an air purifier to help remove any odors from your home. By following these tips, you can keep your house clean and fresh-smelling, regardless of your number of cats.
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