How To Get Rid Of Cat Urine Smell? This is a question that occurs especially to people who love cats and face the urine issue in the apartment. The urine smells bad enough and persists long. Usually, a cat doesn’t get used easily to the litter box and inevitably pees on other house areas – carpets, flooring, parquet, etc. Also, stress, certain diseases, age, or even a dirty litter box may determine cats to urinate in different areas than the cat litter.
There are some solutions to get rid of cat urine smell that are easy to apply, but it would be best to prevent odor in the apartment first. Urine gathered in carpets can cause more problems because it penetrates the fibers, producing odor and mold. The same problem occurs if your cat urinates on wooden flooring.
Caustic soda flaxes will eliminate the urine smell. Mix it with water, apply on the area, let it dry thoroughly and remove it using a brush.
Laundry soap is useful in removing urine odor too. Wash the smelly area with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.
Alcohol can remove the urine odor. Also, cats don’t stand alcohol so they will avoid that area in the future. Iodine has the same effect. Mix 10 drops of iodine with 1/4 gallon of water and apply it on the smelly area.
Vinegar is best suited for removing odors. Mix it 1:1 with water and apply it on the problem area. If you don’t stand the vinegar smell, replace it with lemon juice. It has the same effect.
Hydrogen peroxide remove odors and disinfects, but avoid using it on varnished flooring.
DIY cat urine cleaner that works like a charm
Mix dishwashing detergent with vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Mix until you get a paste. Use a paper towel to soak the stain. Now, apply the paste over the stained area. Let it act until dry. Finally, remove the paste with a brush. The bad odor is gone now! Baking soda removes the odor while vinegar will kill bacteria that give off bad urine odor.
Image Credits: Get Smell Out