Do you like unwanted guests visiting your home? No one likes it, isn't it? These unwanted guests can be such a pain to us but can we do something about it? Probably not. But one thing that is similar to these guests is the lingering smell of your tabby's urine which gets worse after each hour just like a thought lingering in your mind when these guests would leave your house. The good thing is that this foul smell can be eliminated and their stain can be removed unlike the unwanted guests that cannot be asked to leave your house (It would be a little impolite isn't it when you ask them to leave).
How To Get Rid Of Cat Urine Smell
But in order to remove the stains and the foul smell you need to work a lot on cleaning the stuff. With proper guidance it is possible to get rid of the smell of your tabby's urine. Let us look at some of the tips to clean the urine and eliminate the smell too.
Blot Up As Much Urine As Possible:
If you find your cat has urinated outside her litter boxes such as floor, carpet or furniture, clean it as soon as possible. Start off by putting an absorbent paper towel, or cloth on the area to blot up all the urine. If the cat has urinated on clothing, drapes, linens wash them off immediately or give it for dry cleaning as soon as possible. If you plan to wash the clothes later, the urine on the fabric may leave the stain and even a stubborn odor. Adding detergent with enzymatic additives or baking soda is the best way to clean the things that have urine odor.
Eliminate The Stain And Smell With An Enzymatic Cleaner
Cats have a stronger odor of urine than people. For this, you need to use enzymatic cleaners which release cultures that literally eliminate the stain and smell. It tends to leave the things clean and smell free, after it dries. Clean the place and the item properly, because your cat might smell the leftover urine and she may soil the area again.
Avoid Cleaning The Area With Steam Cleaners
Steam cleaners must not be used because the intense heat can actually make the odor get set into the carpet and become stubborn. Clean the area with an extracting wet vac, so that the smell gets extracted from the carpet. It will expel the water onto carpet or fabric and then suck dirty water back into the tank. This can be the easiest way to rinse the area if you are using carpeting on the floors.
Spray Room Freshener
After cleaning up, spray the room freshener containing baking soda. Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It is good for absorbing the odors. Sprinkle it on the area after cleaning the cat urine. Let it set for an hour, then vacuum it up.
If your cat is not using the litter tray and urinating everywhere else in your home, there may be many reasons for your cat to not use the box: