Tell me what terrifies you the most when owning a cat? Could it be its naughtiness or the hyperactive claws? At House Keeper London we say No. By having those adorable felines, we have accepted that. What I am talking about is the horrible odour that comes from their urine. It welcomes you right the moment you set foot in the house and won’t go away easily without some serious treatments.
Hopefully, these nine simple tips for cleaning cat urine will make a great help when it comes to this unwanted business.
Tip 1: Isolate the likely-to-be-pissed-on area
Remember to close your closet or wardrobe after you use it since your feline might find it interesting to leave some traces on it. Also, make sure that the space under your bed is low enough to prevent your feline from getting in it. Cats who pee outside of their box often look for a dark and hidden spot so none can find out about it while still have to smell the odour.
Tip 2: Better to clean it while the spot is still wet
The drier it gets, the harder it is to get rid of the stain as well as the smell. If it is still damp, you can use a dry cloth or tissue paper to blot out as much liquid as possible. If the spot has become dried, try to soak the area with warm water and let it rest for about 15 minutes then blot it latter.
Tip 3: Never wipe or rub the stain
Don’t rub or wipe it like you normally did with food stains; it will make it worst. This action will cause the stain and odour particles to reach a deeper and wider area instead of getting rid of them.
Tip 4: Avoid intensive heating
And if you want to dry the area, especially those with fibre construction like carpet or upholstery, don’t use your blow drier since the heat might cause the odour to set more into the fibre than normal.
Tip 5: It is best to use an enzyme cleaner
Using enzyme cleaner means that you will release a bunch of cultures that will eat the stain and its odour. That way, you can have a safe non-chemical treatment which is also very effective. Normal chemical products might sometimes not suitable for cleaning urine.
Tip 6: Homemade remedies
And if you run out of your enzyme treatment, here is a simple homemade remedy that might help. Mixing vinegar and water in 1:2 ratio then spread them onto the affected area. Rub the surface with some baking soda and wait for the chemicals to take effect. Later, use a dry cloth and blot it out. Alternatively, you can mix hydrogen peroxide with one teaspoon of dish detergent as a replacement for the vinegar and water.
Tip 7: Drying under the sun would be a simple way to get rid of the smell
Every smell can be dealt with under the sunlight. It is true even with the toughest cat urine odours. You just need to blot the area a few time then place it under the burning sun and let nature finish the job. It is also helpful with garlic, onion, and deal animal smell. But remember it would take quite some time for the smell to completely gone.
Tip 8: Use black fluorescent light to trace the stain
Normally, it is hard to notice dried stain even when you can smell like it is right in front of you. However, a simple fluorescent light would make the job much easier. Just flash the light over the suspicious areas, and you can find it out easily.
Tip 9: Prevent similar future accidents
It is better to prevent than to deal with the urine. After finish the cleaning, you should take time to consider the causes. It could be a health-related issue so you might want to take your feline to the vet. Also, check the litter box to see whether it is still okay. If it is just one of those unlucky occasions when your cat does not want to pee in its box, try cleaning the spot completely so he/she will not do this again.