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Cat urine (by Kay [OH]) Mar 25, 2019 5:50 PM
       Cat urine (by plenty [MO]) Mar 25, 2019 6:02 PM
       Cat urine (by plenty [MO]) Mar 25, 2019 6:02 PM
       Cat urine (by Danno [IL]) Mar 25, 2019 6:10 PM
       Cat urine (by small potatoes [NY]) Mar 25, 2019 8:09 PM
       Cat urine (by David [MI]) Mar 26, 2019 6:28 AM
       Cat urine (by John... [MI]) Mar 26, 2019 6:39 AM
       Cat urine (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Mar 26, 2019 7:54 AM
       Cat urine (by Vee [OH]) Mar 26, 2019 8:07 AM
       Cat urine (by Busy [WI]) Mar 26, 2019 10:12 AM
       Cat urine (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 26, 2019 1:15 PM

Cat urine (by Kay [OH]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 5:50 PM

Suggestions to get rid of strong odor - not sure where it is, carpet, bathroom, etc. This is an older home.


Cat urine (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 6:02 PM

OrdrXit. ? Rip it up and throw it out. Those machines works well... what's it called...?

Cat urine (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 6:02 PM

OrdrXit. ? Rip it up and throw it out. Those machines works well... what's it called...?

Cat urine (by Danno [IL]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 6:10 PM

If you scan the rooms utilizing an ultraviolet (black)lamp, this could help locate those hard to find urine stains.

Cat urine (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 8:09 PM

I was going to post about a miracle product that got rid of stench in carpet one of my units from tenant who lived there and didn't shower. It smelled like a homeless person. I had used ammonia 2x, odor ban, bleach and carpet machine and rented the ozone machine. The ozone machine did the trick til the weather warmed up and then the smell came back, not as strong but bad enough. BTW the ozone machine took care of the smoke/ stench in a different rental.

While searching for a carpet cleaner I came across "natures miracle" at Lowes. Products have great reviews, but people hate that they added scent to them. I looked up the company and they sell stronger versions at Petco. At Petco they asked me if I was dealing w/ dog or cat odor, and that the cat focused product is stronger. I used the advanced cat stain and odor eliminator in the red jug. It worked great. After 1 week all I have is a medium scented apt. I opened the windows today and aired it out some.

You should seek out this product. It has to get the area wet to work, so if your smell is evasive it might be hard to nail down. I saturated carpet and brushed it in with a broom. --24.194.xx.xx

Cat urine (by David [MI]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 6:28 AM

nature's miracle has a specific spray for cat urine. I've found it works really well. If it is in carpet, I would spray it, let it sit overnight, then have it professionally deep cleaned. --144.250.xx.xx

Cat urine (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 6:39 AM

As a person with 6 cats -- I agree with David. Nature's Miracle that is specifically made for cat urine is the best answer, IMO. That is if you can find the spots, of course.

If it is just "all over the place", then be ready to start ripping up carpet, pad, and likely flooring...

- John...

Cat urine (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 7:54 AM

Our elderly, inherited tenant recently passed away and we have been doing a major rehab on his apartment. He had a cat, and kept the litter box in the second bedroom's closet.

We ripped out carpet, sprayed multiple times with a product called Urine Destroyer, sealed the subfloor with Kilz, completely painted, and then covered with new Allure. I thought the odor problem was solved.

And then the sun came out. The smell came back.

I found a product at Home Depot called OdorBan Odor absorber. They are little gel filled discs. I bought the orange scented ones. Two discs in the 900 square foot apartment have solved the odor problem. They do not have an over powering fake scent. The tiny discs make them easy to hide. The discs are only $1 each.

Cat urine (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 8:07 AM

Ditch the carpet if you still have this outdated floor covering, while removing it take a small piece to the sink where you can demonstrate the ability to hold liquid creating a wall to wall stain and stink magnet, YUK. Nearly everyone has allergies so having smooth floors fixes much of this. The ozone generator is helpful, look on ebay.

Cat urine (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 10:12 AM

Melalueca alternifolia, also known as Tea Tree Oil helps with odors as well. To me, Odor Xit smells like melalueca, and Odor Xit gives me the same contact dermatitis rash that I get from Melalueca. Not a bad rash if I don't use it too often, so I put up with it occasionally when needed.

Ozone generator also works, but, often with a lessor reoccurance of smells later, as Small Potatoes mentioned. I set mine on a timer when doing a rehab, so it runs for about an hour after I leave each day, then shuts back off and has time to dissipate before I return. Make sure the extension cord is plugged in nearest your entry/exit door, in case a power outage screws up the timer. Ozone isn't good to breathe, and some persons have a negative reaction (I haven't so far.)

Also, sunlight is very good at sanitizing, if sunshine can get into the rooms at all. Obviously won't work for most spaces, but opening the shades and windows to let the rays do their thing is helpful, if its an option.

Cat urine (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2019 1:15 PM

You have to find someone who will get down on the floor and find it. I had a bad one. Carpet has to go. If there was a cat there, it's ruined. Then the pad will be stinky and perhaps the floor. It is possible to reclaim a floor that smells like cat urine. I painted the floor. Then I nailed down big sheets of thin plywood called luan. Then I put down self stick tile and then I got carpet and it worked very well and smelled fine. That one got rented to the administrative assistant of the state senator who was trying to pass legislation to make landlords take pets. Score one for NJ landlords because the tenant saw the place as it was being rehabbed and the senator got an earful and no legislation.

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