Few things on this planet smell as bad as cat pee odor. It’s bad enough just putting up with that ammonia smell when cleaning the litter box, but when Kitty misses the box, has an accident (Awww, pore old kitty!), or reacts badly to your extended absence by spraying the walls, it is a whole different story. This is NOT something that you can just learn to live with. That cat pee odor is the worst and getting rid of that odor can be quite the challenge. When enzyme-based products have failed you, Nok-Out will remove cat pee odor permanently.
When a cat first pees, it is mildly acidic, but within an hour or so, bacteria begin to break down the urea, releasing ammonia. After a few hours, it may have a pH of around 11-12. Ammonia produced from cat pee will leach the blue and red dyes right out of the fibers comprising your carpet. The result you see may appear to be a yellowish stain. In truth, however, the other colors are now gone and that yellowish color is all that is left. No stain remover in the world can restore lost dyes to those fibers. So it is important that you try to get all of that out of your carpet asap! If your cat has left you little puddle, blot up as much of that as you can, as soon as you can, to prevent this chemical change from ruining your carpet.
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Marking vs Peeing
Cats squat to pee. But when they are marking territory, they usually back up to a wall or fence and eject their pee sideways onto the fence or wall, and their tail will twitch in an unusual manner. This is typical of marking or spraying behavior. If it occurs outside on your fence, it is often not really noticeable to humans. But inside your home – OMG! This can cause you a real pain in the nose!
Go to your local hardware store and get yourself a little UV flashlight (blacklight). Cat pee is a strong source of phosphorus and will light up like a little neon sign under a blacklight. Go around in the evening with the lights out or low and examine the walls for telltale signs of this marking behavior. Take your Nok-Out with you and spray the areas affected carefully as you find them. Spray Nok-Out – give it a quick wipe, spray one more time and walk away allowing it to air dry. Cat pee on the walls may drip down and go between the baseboards and the wall. Spray there too!
Removing Cat Pee Odor from Hard Surfaces
Older cats and younger cats may have accidents near the litterbox. You can simply wipe up the puddle and spray directly on that area – and then walk away, allow it to air dry for maximum effect. Hard surfaces are easy! It’s the soft ones such as carpet and upholstered furniture that are trouble, because it can be difficult to get at all of the source.
Removing Cat Pee Odor from Carpet
The number one rule for getting Nok-Out to work well is direct contact with the source of the odor. As an oxidizer, Nok-Out is literally unable to do what it does without that direct contact. If you are lucky enough to find a small, fresh puddle that has not yet sunk through the fibers to the floor under your carpet, get an old towel and carefully blot as much as you can. Try to absorb it into the towel rather than pushing the cat pee deeper into your carpet. Spray the area with Nok-Out and use your fingers to try and work it down into the fibers a bit; again, you are trying to get Nok-Out to go to the same places the cat pee went, in order to make contact with all of the cat pee.
If you are dealing with a situation in which cats have peed repeatedly on the carpet in some room, use that black light to try and determine the extent of the damage. Maybe it can be cleaned away using a rental carpet cleaner by following these instructions. If it is really bad, however, it may be smartest to simply replace the carpet in that room. You can treat the hard surfaces – floor and walls – easily, with Nok-Out. Replacing the source of so much grief is often easier than trying to salvage something that has been abused badly.
Nok-Out is non-toxic and can be used safely in your home. It is non-corrosive and requires no special handling or equipment to use. Give Ted a call at 866 551 1927 with any questions. Buy some Nok-Out today and breathe easier!