Many people find it amazing that a nasty odor can be associated with their favourite, lovable household pet. Nevertheless, the smell associated with cat urine is obnoxious and can be difficult to clean up. If your cat has been a naughty boy or girl, don't panic however. Try this method to help eliminate the evidence and the odor from your carpets.
Using Household Products
It's not necessary to purchase specific products in order to deal with this problem. You can use many ingredients that you will already have around the house and all of the items listed here are non-toxic, either to you or your pets. You will need to gather together some white vinegar, baking soda, dish soap and 3% hydrogen peroxide.
What to Do If You Can't Locate The Problem
Sometimes, your pet may have you urinated while you were away and the area may have effectively dried. However, you will certainly be able to smell it when you get back home and in this case you need to do a bit of detective work. For this purpose it's a good idea to have a handheld blacklight, which you can get at a hardware store quite inexpensively. This will enable you to detect the problem area.
Firstly, if not already dry, mop up as much of the cat urine as you can using regular paper towels. You should always get the most absorbent brand of paper towel that you can find in the supermarket, for just such an eventuality. Lay several pieces of the paper over the affected area and tread down carefully to prompt the absorption of the urine. Remove the paper towels once they are saturated and put new ones down until there is no more moisture to be absorbed.
Mixing a Solution
You need to mix in a spray bottle a solution of 50% water and 50% white vinegar. Spray this on the affected area. Make sure you use enough to enable the mixture to penetrate into the carpet fibres. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then use paper towels to absorb as much of the liquid from the surface as you can.
Next, sprinkle some baking soda on the area. In a separate container put no more than a quarter of a cup of the hydrogen peroxide, with a teaspoon of the dish soap. Apply this solution to the area as well. With a soft brush, work it into the carpet.
Now, you should allow this entire area to dry. Only once it is fully dry should you vacuum up the remaining specks of baking soda. This soda will effectively absorb both the urine and that noxious smell. Voila! For more information, contact Stain Busters Carpet Cleaning.