It can be difficult to remove cat urine smell from furnishings as the cat urine odor tends to linger, well I am going to let you into a free little known secret to easily clean well this simple cat urine smell removal remedy will do just the trick.
Cat Urine Smell Removal Ingredients
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 small drops liquid dish washing soap (Dawn, Palmolive, etc.)
- 16 oz. (2 cups) hydrogen peroxide
Cat Urine Smell Steps for Removal
- Place all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl.
- Now all you need to do is gently stir until all baking soda is dissolved, making sure not shake or beat the removal ingredients.
- If the cat urine is fresh, be sure to blot up any excess urine with dry paper towels or a dry wash cloth before the next step.
- Pour the mixed cat urine smell remover over the urine spot, making sure to cover the entire spot.
- Allow mixture to completely soak the area where the cat urine is located. Do not rub or scrub!
- Now leave the mixture for 24 hours without disturbing.
- After 24 hours, take clean paper towels or a clean, white wash cloth and blot up any remaining cat urine smell removal liquid. Again, do not rub or scrub.
- Allow area to air dry completely where the cat odor was previous. If you are treating cat urine on carpet, you can vacuum over the area when dry.
Cat Urine Smell Removal General Tips
- The strength of hydrogen peroxide required for the recipe is the 3% solution. This strength is what is commonly found at pharmacies, discount stores and grocery stores.
- The solution is most active for one hour after mixing. Be sure to apply the solution within this time period for maximum effectiveness.
- Do not put the mixture in an airtight container, as when the ingredients are combined they release oxygen.
- For really tough cat urine odor, you may have to treat the area more than once. Carpet, furniture and mattresses typically require 1-2 treatments. Concrete, wood, tile and other hard surfaces usually need 3-5 treatments with 1 treatment a day.
- For concrete and other hard surfaces, you want to make enough of the cat urine remover to completely cover the stain. Pour or spray the solution on and let it soak, soak. Do not mop or wipe up. Let it sit for 24 hours depending on the humidity level, it will usually evaporate during this time. Repeat the treatment once a day for 3-5 days.
Cat Urine Mattress Smell Removal
For mattresses, to remove cat urine the best thing to do is to make a double, triple or even quadruple batch of the cat urine smell remover to completely cover the stain and then really pour it on. Don’t be afraid of saturating the mattress. The cat urine has gone deep into the mattress, so you need to make sure that there’s enough solution to go deep into the mattress as well. The solution has to reach the cat urine to neutralize it. You could treat the cat urine in the mattress in the morning so that the solution can work through the day. The mattress will often be dry enough for use by bedtime.
Cat Urine on Sofas and Couches
For cat urine on couch cushions, follow the above directions for treating mattresses.
Cat Urine On Clothing And Bedding
For cat urine on clothing and bedding, you can either spot treat or use the remover in a washing machine. Depending on the size load you are washing, you will need to make a double, triple or even quadruple batch of the recipe and pour it in with the washing machine water. Allow the clothing/bedding to soak in the washing machine overnight. Leave out the detergent until you are satisfied that the cat urine odor is gone. Then, you can wash with detergent like normal. If any of the clothes/bedding is brightly colored, be sure to do a spot check on them first before treating them. The recipe is not safe for leather.
Removing Cat Urine Outdoors and Whole Houses
For outdoors, the recipe will work on dirt, sand, gravel, and areas with ground cover-type plants. However don’t use the cat urine removal mixture directly on shrubs or potted plants.
If you are treating large outdoor areas or entire houses for cat urine odor, you might want to consider purchasing the hydrogen peroxide at a higher concentration and diluting it. It would make each batch even cheaper for you. The peroxide can be bought in strengths such as 12%, 20%, 35% and 40%. The 35% solution is often called “food grade”.
Cat Urine Smell Removal Gallon Recipe for Large Areas
- 16 cups (4 large 32-oz bottles) hydrogen peroxide
- 16 tsp. (or about 1/3 cup) baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. liquid dishwashing soap
The Cat Urine Smell is Worse After I treated What do I do?
By wetting the carpet will sometimes “reactivate” the cat urine odor, making it stronger before it gets better. If you’ve treated three or more times, wait a few days to see what happens with the odor. Don’t treat again. Usually what will happen is one of two things: 1) The smell will be lessened but not completely gone, or 2) The smell will have gone completely away.
Cat Urine Smell Remover for People in UK, Australian and New Zealand
The cat urine smell ingredients has a slight variation in the amount of teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda:
- 16 oz. hydrogen peroxide (3% liquid solution)
- 3 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
- 2 small drops washing up liquid
For the UK you can find hydrogen peroxide at Tesco Pharmacies and also at Boots in 200ml bottles. Two of the 200ml bottles are sufficient for one batch of the recipe.
You can also you can purchase large bottles of hydrogen peroxide from hair dresser supply stores in the UK .
Recipe ingredients for larger areas:
- 128 oz. hydrogen peroxide
- 5 1/2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda
- 3/4 tsp. washing up liquid
As with any product that you would put on your carpet, flooring or furniture, always test for color fastness. To test for color fastness, mix a small amount of the solution and place on a hidden area of your carpet. Wait 24 hours or until carpet is dry before proceeding to full treatment.
Remember when treating fine fabrics, rugs and upholstery. You must be extra careful in checking for color fastness. You must test a hidden area and wait 24 hours before proceeding to a full treatment.
When a cat has urinated on hardwood, the cat urine has seeped deep into the floors. To neutralize the cat urine, you would need to apply the cat urine smell remover so that it would seep deep into the floors as well. Due to the possibility of warping, we just can’t safely recommend this.
The recipe is not safe for leather.
BTW try this at your risk we accept no responsibility or liability