Having a pet is really a lot of fun, but your home can get messy sometimes. Your little friend fills it with love, but also fur and oftentimes unpleasant smells. Lots of people choose cats over dogs as they are fairly low maintenance, but even the most well-behaved kitties can have an unfortunate accident at home. Urine stains are common problems for cat owners. When your cat starts urinating outside its little box, the smell can be difficult to get rid of. One thing is for sure, a home filled with the smell of pet urine is not a happy place to hang out, is it?
Your love gets tested when you find out the cat has mistaken your carpet for a toilet spot, but all you should do is act fast! It’s important to neutralise the urine odour to prevent the same situation from happening again. Cats often return to the marked territory if the smell is still there. Also, the longer pet urine sits on a carpet, the more complex, nearly impossible it will be to remove the smell and stain afterwards.
An essential fact to consider in advance is that your cat’s pee can affect up to 4 different surfaces – starting from the carpet to the carpet backing, the carpet pad, and the floor underneath. Most people clean just the surface as the visual spot is there. However, the longer you let the urine in, the more layers it will affect, and from there, the harder it will be to remove it. Regardless of what products you are using, it’s important to clean all parts of the carpet and the floor that the urine has touched.
Once you have seen the stain and learned how deep it has soaked, it’s time to start the cleaning.
How to do the cleaning of cat urine yourself?
Here are a few tips from us that will hopefully make this mission possible!
What you need for this DIY cleaning project is baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, enzyme cleaner, clean cloth, or some old towels.
Gather those around you and follow the next steps:
Firstly, take the old towel and try to absorb as much of the cat urine as possible. Then add baking soda on that spot! Once you are done dusting baking soda all over the stain, let it sit for ten minutes.
It’s time to add the vinegar to the baking soda, pour a reasonable amount, let it fizz for a few seconds, and soak the liquid with a fresh cloth.
The area should be clean now, but the hard work just begins!