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Get the Free Home Life Weekly Update delivered to you. Jam packed with tips and advice to make life easier! Please forward this error screen to 192. Place all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl. 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. Allow mixture to completely soak the area where the cat urine is located.
Do not rub or scrub! 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. 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. 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. For cat urine on couch cushions, follow the above directions for treating mattresses. 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. Leave out the detergent until you are satisfied that the cat urine odor is gone. Then, you can wash with detergent like normal.
The recipe is not safe for leather. For outdoors, the recipe will work on dirt, sand, gravel, and areas with ground cover-type 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 Cat Urine Smell is Worse After I treated What do I do? If you’ve treated three or more times, wait a few days to see what happens with the odor. The smell will have gone completely away. 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 . 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.