A mix of ammonia and the distinct odor of urine swirls inside the air in your home. It rapidly spreads into the house, seeping into the soft surfaces in the environment and gripping into the air circulation pushing out into the confined space. Normally, cats are fairly trained animals that are proficient in utilizing their litter box for their bathroom needs. However, accidents can occur whether the cat is experiencing some type of medical ailment that leaves them unable to make it to or use the litter box or the cat is acting out due to some outside reason such as moving, new animals in the environment, or even new additions to their home. What can be done once your cat accidentally or purposely urinates in your home? Finding the perfect solution for removing cat urine is difficult but we are going to discuss the key steps to implement to completely remove cat urine odor.
Why Is My Cat Peeing in My House?
There can be several reasons as to why your cat is spreading their urine throughout your home, rather than in their litter box. Some owners may conclude their cat is peeing outside their litter box because they are “acting-up” for some reason. But the likely motive for this unfortunate odor mess is that your cat is trying to tell you something. The first thing you need to do is to rule any medical problems your cat may be suffering from, these medical issues can include a urinary tract infection, kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and feline lower urinary tract disease.
After you have ruled out any medical issues, the next area to focus on is behavioral. A cat’s behavior can change and lead to the urinary issues. This can sometimes be a very easy fix such as adding additional litter boxes around the home, scooping frequently to remove waste, or moving their litter box to a new area in the home.
Cat Urinary Problems
A major issue commonly associated with cat urine accidents in the home is cat spraying. While some cats squat and urinate on bare floors, carpets, furniture, and other horizontal surfaces, others will spray urine on vertical surfaces around the home. Spraying is usually associated with unfixed males that spray to mark their territory, and unfixed females that spray to let tomcats know they are ready to mate. To avoid the potential of spraying from occurring, it is suggested that male cats are neutered, and female cats sprayed at six months.
How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Odor in House
People often say that cat urine is the worst, an odor that will permeate throughout a space quickly and completely. After a cat urinates, acting quickly is necessary, as the longer the cat pee sits, the worst the problem becomes inside your home. Bacteria will build-up, and the urine can seep deep-down into the surface. What can be done to clean up the cat urine from the surface? Well, before you start working your way through deodorization methods that you believe to be effective, you may want to read below because there are several cleaning methods that should be avoided when deodorizing and cleaning the cat urine odor, these methods include the following:
- Bleach: One of the first cleaning items that we will grab for after a cat urine accident occurs is bleach. However, bleach is unable to kill the odor of cat urine. Bleach disinfects, rather than eliminates the odor leaving your home’s air to continue to reek of cat urine smell. Also, this cleaning agent is harmful to breathe in and can be toxic to pets.
- Ammonia: Ammonia is a cleaning agent that you do not want to use to clean cat urine. Why is that? This is because cat urine has an ammonia odor, therefore adding ammonia will just make it smell worst. Also, be sure never to mix bleach and ammonia together, it is a very dangerous mixture to human exposure.
- Vinegar/ Baking Soda: Common household items such as vinegar and baking soda can work to help eliminate the odor, but it will not eliminate the smell completely.
1.) How to Get Cat Urine Smell Out of Carpet:
Carpeting is often a favorite spot for your cat to do its business. If your cat urinates on carpeting be sure to blot up the liquid as much as you can with a cloth. Next, rinse the area with clean water and blot up the clean water. To effectively clean the area, some may suggest using an enzyme cleaner, but enzyme cleaners rely on natural, biological processes that if interfered with won’t work effectively. Instead, utilizing an effective earth mineral odor eliminator will completely eradicate the cat urine odors. The OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator is an effective, nontoxic pet urine eliminator that works effectively on water-safe surfaces. OdorKlenz has provided both a safe and effective pet urine product that you can easily apply and feel confident to use around your pets.
2.) How to Get Cat Pee Smell Out of Clothes
Cats possess the ability to go and please as they wish – jumping wherever they want including beds, dressers, and counters. Because cats can get on everything nothing is off limits and safe from potential urine accidents. Clothing and linens can often times become affected and tainted with cat urine, leaving you with fabrics that smell HORRIBLE! When this becomes an issue, you will need to utilize an effective cat urine eliminator for clothing…like the OdorKlenz Laundry Additive. This additive contains a proprietary earth mineral technology that adsorbs odors/ chemicals and breaks them down from the surface of the odor issue. Thus, reviving your fabrics and restoring them to their original odor-free state.
3.) How to Get Cat Urine Out of Mattress:
What can you do when a cat urinates on your mattress? A mattress can be extremely hard to clean, as it is super absorptive and retains great quantities of liquid. If you cat urinates on your mattress, time is of the essence as the urine can seep deep into the padding of the mattress and become nearly impossible to remove from the cushioning. The first thing to do following a cat urine accident on your mattress is to absorb the liquid quickly using a cloth – getting as much liquid out as possible will help stop the urine from sinking deeper into the mattress. Next, pour a cup of OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator onto the site of contamination on the mattress and allow it to soak in for 5 minutes. Add an additional ½ cup of OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator and let it soak in for 15 minutes, and then soak it up and allow it to dry. Following this method, you will be able to eliminate all traces of cat urine odor on your mattress.
Cat Urine Odor Removal Home Remedy:
Cat urine is very concentrated, and a small amount can smell very strong. Generally, healthy people are not at risk when smelling this strong odor, but if the odor is particularly strong and has a high concentration it could affect some people negatively, leading to health symptoms. If you are someone who is very sensitive to the smell of cat urine or even someone who just wants to completely eliminate cat urine odor from your home, you will need to treat the air within the environment.
Most people will turn to their trusted air freshener spray to help alleviate the persisting cat urine odor in their air, however, this does not remove the odor, it simply masks the odor for the time being. For complete elimination of cat odors inside your home’s air you will need the help of an effective, specialized air purification device. Not all air purifiers are the same and some air purification devices do certain things better than others, like removing cat urine smell. One of the best air purification devices for removing pet odors including cat urine odor is the OdorKlenz Mobile Air System. The OdorKlenz Mobile Air System is a versatile system that removes particulates like pet dander, allergens, hair, dust, and a broad spectrum of odors including pet odors. The OdorKlenz technology contains proprietary earth minerals that are designed to effectively adsorb and neutralize a variety of odors and chemical odors from the air upon contact with the earth minerals. This provides complete elimination of odorous compounds from the treated air, removing cat urine odor entirely.
Odors inside your home need to be resolved immediately, especially that of cat urine. Be quick and efficient in your deodorization and clean-up process. But most importantly be sure to use the best cleaning methods to completely eradicate the pungent cat urine odors.