You’ve probably smelled it before. Cat urine is by far the worst smell imaginable. When a friend came to me saying he was ready to sell his multi-family property in San Diego but didn’t want to remove all the carpeting, I had found just the right solution. Little did he know that Chlorine Dioxide is the best way to remove cat urine in homes.
How To Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell
I could see why he was so concerned. There were spots everywhere on the carpeting throughout the house. It looked like the previous tenants had locked a pack of wild animals in the house alone for months, with no way for them to get outside.
The cat urine smell was so bad I had to hold a shirt over my nose. Which didn’t help much with the serious bad odors. My eyes watered.
The longer cat urine and dog pee sits in your carpet, or anywhere else in the house the worse the problem can become. The bacteria will build up, and the urine can be soaked not just into the carpeting but also into the pad or sub-floor below.
Fun fact: Pet urine can even seep into concrete!
The quest to remove the bad pet odors started in all the wrong places.
Bleach — Initially my friend was thinking of using bleach to clean the concrete floors after removing the pet urine stained carpeting. Unfortunately bleach will not remove the odor of dog pee or cat urine. It simply will disinfect the area. Not to mention bleach is harmful to breathe, and it’s toxic for pets, too.
Ammonia — If you want to make the pet odors even worse, go with ammonia. Right at the top of the list of things not to use to clean up cat urine or dog pee is ammonia. That’s simply because cat and dog urine has an ammonia odor. Ammonia, you guessed it will make the pet smells worse.
Homemade Remedies — While the average household items such as dish detergent, baking soda, and peroxide all work a little bit, but they never truly eliminate the pet urine smell.
How To Stop Bad Pet Odors
There is a permanent and effective solution that we offer. It’s the best way to remove pet odors in San Diego and Phoenix.
My cat, Garfield, lived another 2 years after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. Luckily once we found out we made him a kitty condo so the smell wouldn’t spread. But before the diagnoses, Garfield had already destroyed the living room and bathroom. He waited until we went on vacation and then, began to use an area in the bathroom and living room as his personal litter box. This went on a week before we figured it out.
This is where Chlorine Dioxide comes in to save the day. Overnight we treated the area and came home to a cat urine free home.