Cat Proofing Your Home

How to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell Once and for All (No Matter What the Surface!)

Have you adopted a new cat? Do you feel like your house constantly smells like a littler box? Well, it’s possible that your cat has been relieving themself on your carpet, floors, furniture, and anywhere else they want to leave their scent. So, how do you remove the smell? Here’s a guide on how to get rid of cat pee smell once and for all, no matter what the surface.

How to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell

Do you spend your life washing your furniture, clothes, and floors after your cat pees on them? The truth is, knowing how to get rid of cat pee smell can be challenging and you may need to try a few different techniques depending on the surface you’re cleaning. Here’s a guide on how to remove cat urine smell from carpets, upholstery, ceramic, and wood:

How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell on Carpets and Upholstery

Upholstery and carpets are some of the hardest materials to clean after your cat relieves themselves on them. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to deal with cat urine on your soft furnishings and surfaces:

  • Dab as much of the urine as possible. Don’t wipe!
  • Spray an enzyme-based cleaner all over the area where your cat peed (you can also buy a cat urine cleaner from your local vet or online)
  • Pat the area down with a damp, clean cloth
  • Cover the area with a damp towel and leave it there for the rest of the day, or overnight

If you have removable cushion covers on your sofa, we suggest you remove these as quickly as possible. You can take these to the dry cleaner or add some of your enzyme-based cleaner to your washing machine before putting them on for a spin. 

With regards to the cushions, chuck them in the wash if they fit. If they don’t, proceed with the steps listed above. 

How to Remove Cat Pee Smell From Ceramic or Wood

Cat pee smell is much easier and quicker to remove from ceramic tiles and wood floors. The key is to act quickly with the right products. With sealed wooden floors and messes on ceramic that haven’t reached the grout, simply grab some paper towel and wipe up the mess before using your usual floor cleaner to sanitize the area. 

If the cat urine is on untreated wood or the grout between your tiles, make a thick paste with water and baking soda. Then, smother the area with the paste and wipe it up once the paste has dried. You can follow up this process with some simmered vinegar for extra precaution before using your usual floor cleaner to wipe down the area. 

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