Common Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Cat Urine Odor From Carpet
Removing Cat Pee Smell with Home Remedies
Some of the most common mistakes are home remedies comprised of various household items such as vinegar, baking soda or peroxide. While sometimes offering temporary relief, these remedies are short-lived and don’t permanently eliminate the smell. In reality, they only succeed in making the problem worse by spreading out the contamination and washing it deeper into carpet, carpet backing, carpet padding, rugs and furniture, etc.
It is essential to “pull out” as much of the urine from the fabric as possible, and then apply a proven odor elimination solution such as Odor Medicine O.F. so that it’s able to come in contact with all of the contaminated surface area.
Fixing Cat Urine Smell with Enzyme Solutions from the Pet Store
Another common mistake is pouring gallons of enzyme-based odor eliminators on the spots. These products don’t work and make the problem worse in most cases. Enzyme solutions are intended to work by consuming the contaminate, but one drawback is that the living bacteria begin to die from the moment they are bottled for sale—immediately reducing effectiveness. Furthermore, when applied to a contaminated surface such as carpet, they are unable to determine the difference between the cat pee and other residues such as leftover soap from your last carpet cleaning.
The result is that the carpet, carpet pad, and sub-floor get saturated and stay wet for months causing an offensive ammonia-like odor to develop in addition to the odor from the cat urine. Enzyme-based products are outdated solutions and we have yet to find one that is effective.
At Odor Medic, we stress that the application process is just as important as the product. Our successful formula for getting rid of difficult odors combines our proven products and processes with free personal consulting and custom treatment plans.