How do I get rid of a cat urine smell in a new house?
Looking for a new house, really like one, BUT, when we walked in the first thing is an OVERWHELMING smell of cat urine! The house has been on the market for less than a week, it's an estate being sold by the children. They installed new carpet the day they listed, but when you walk in you don't smell new carpet, only cat urine. The house has original hardwoods under the carpet. Plus the garage concrete floor has the same pungent odor, cat(s) had catdoor access.
We have 3 cats, but our house has never smelled even close. We know having had pets all our lives how to deal with odors as they happen, but this is well, overpowering! Not to mention our cats would go in and overmark, creating a bigger issue.
Any thoughts, hints, tips, products, ideas would be appreciated. Until we feel confident we can confidently remove the odor in the house, we won't make an offer.
The garage can get a thin coat of concrete, be releveled, cracks filled in, then sealed with an epoxy paint.
A black light seems almost useless, unless the walls are the only thing sprayed, doubtful. Can't really ask to pull up the brand new carpet to inspect the floors ahead of an offer.
See the dilemma?
Thanks in advance for any and all help.