Cat urine has that super strong odor because of the proteins in it. When cat urine dries on the surface particularly carpet it turns into crystals and those crystals are creating the strong smell. To eliminate cat urine odor can be a difficult task.
When you attempt to remove the cat urine with your regular cleaner it will just mask the odor of the urine. All will smell nice for a short time. But those crystals reactivate their odor in moist conditions and most commonly when your cat urinates on that spot again. Leaving you with that cat urine odor again and again. You must use a cleaner which can smash down the crystals formed by the cat urine to eliminate cat urine odor completely.
The urine odor that your smelling is a result of ammonia, mercaptans, amines, and skatole gases emitted from cat urine. Left untouched these odors can amplify in concentration. Studies have revealed that even low amounts of ammonia can cause damage to your respiratory tract, increased risk of pneumonia, and excess stress on cats, and other pets! It is in your best interest and well being to completely eliminate cat urine odor, from that spot so your cat can't smell it and pee there again!
7 Steps To Eliminate Cat Urine Odor For Good
Find the area where your cat urinated as soon as possible.
Remove as much of the urine as possible from the area using paper towels.
Mix warm water and dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide, and apply to the effected area.
Rub the mixture into the area be sure that the solution penetrates the effected area.
Apply baking soda to the effected area as it dries it will remove any additional odors.
You may need to repeat steps 3&4 more then once. Be sure you have completely cleaned the area. Cats have an excellent sense of smell and will pee there again if there's any trace of the odor.
Cover the effected area with aluminum foil or plastic or better yet place a litter box there.
Keep your cat's litter box clean to prevent this from happening in the first place, try using clumping cat litter.
If you followed these 7 steps you should have a fresher smelling home. If your cat continues to re offend you may need to take them to a vet for sometimes them may have a infection thats causing them to urinate on the floor. If everything is fine your may need to seek professional help cleaning the urine spot. I have several sites dedicated to cat urine issues. If your struggling with this problem and your living in a "litter Box" take a few minutes to read up on these issues. You may find a solution there. To read all the sites scroll down to the featured lenses and take a look at them. Its not going to cost you anything! To get started go to Eliminate Cat Urine Odor. Good Luck.
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