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Remove Pet Urine Off Concrete
So you have a concrete floor, perhaps in your basement or under your carpet in your home that seems to be permanently stained with pet urine, a.k.a dog or cat pee. You can smell or see pet urine stains that no matter how much you bleach or wash with vinegar don t go away. It s as if you have to settle with the fact that once dog or cat urine has seeped into concrete, it s there forever. What s worse is it seems to give off a permanent urine odor, constantly releasing stringing and offensive fumes. Let s take a look at how we can remove pet urine from concrete the right way so that you have a clean smelling cement floor again.
Getting that dog or cat urine off your concrete
As you already know, concrete is dry and hard as rock. But it is also quite porous. This means, that anything liquid that comes into contact with bare (unsealed) concrete will saturate concrete. Usually this is harmless, but not when it comes to pet urine. Dog or cat urine can seep deep within concrete; and anyone who has had cats or dogs knows that animal urine can be difficult to get rid of. What s worse is this potent stuff can lie dormant inside the concrete, only to release its odor when moisture gets back down into the concrete. The fumes will find their way into anyone s nose who is nearby. Yuck!
You ve probably discovered you can t just clean off pet urine from concrete. You must get it using a series of steps, each one playing a role in ridding the urine smell from concrete once and for all. Cat urine removal, especially, is not a project to take lightly in most cases! Here are the steps; you ll be happy to know that cleaning the surface of urine stained concrete is the first one, so if you ve done this, it wasn t a waste!
- First, thoroughly clean all concrete surfaces with a vinegar/water mix. Since the vinegar is so strong, you can get by with a 2-to-1 mix with water. While you can use a black-light to reveal pet urine spots on your concrete, the best method is to plan to treat the entire surface of the concrete in question so you don t miss any spots, and also so this treatment will be consistent across your floor.
By the way, the Urine Off cleaner comes in smaller (cheaper) sizes too for cats and for dogs .
Dog or Cat Urine in Carpet?
If you have pet urine odor or stains in carpet and have tried the typical solutions (like vinegar, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, etc.), then you should definitely try the enzymatic approach here too just like with pet odors and stains on concrete. And as with concrete, you need something that will get in and penetrate the fabric (in the case of pet stained carpet), and break down the odor-causing elements of the stain. Urine-off makes a wonderful enzymatic solution that is perfectly safe for you and your pets. Getting this is a very small investment to pay for removing pet odors and urine stains from carpet!
Thank you so much for the info. I own 2 old staint bernards and one of them has lost control of her bladder at night. I tryed to clean with bleach thinking that would definately get the smell. Well, I almost poisened my self! I wasn t aware the mixture makes a poisenoius gas. I ll give this your suggestions a try.
I just read your article; thanks. After cleaning the concrete, I d like to have the floor tiled. Sealing the concrete as suggested won t be possible for this reason. Will any lingering odors work their way through the tiles.