Best way to get cat urine odor out of & carpets & rugs?

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What's the best way to get cat urine odor out of & carpets & rugs? The smell exists even though I can't find the exact spot of source. Thanks, in advance.


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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 28, 2017
    apply baking soda all over the carpet and allow to sit the vacuum
  • Samantha Woolley Samantha Woolley on Aug 28, 2017
    Clean it with white vinegar , baking soda, & any dawn soap. That can get out skunk smell, should work for can smell too.
  • Theresa Smith Theresa Smith on Aug 28, 2017
    There is a wonderful product called Odor Mute. You buy it in a granulated form then dissolve it in water (so it's fairly economical). Google it. Then you can get a special flashlight that has a uv (ultraviolet) bulb (s) ...That is supposed to highlight the urine areas when the room is darkened, so you can determine where to use the odor mute.. There are only certain wave lengths that pick up the urine, so if you get one, be sure it's specifically for detecting urine.
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    • Theresa Smith Theresa Smith on Aug 28, 2017
      you could flood the Odormute on the hard floors (you don't need to let it sit until dry). It comes with instructions. You might have to get pro to do the oriental carpets. It might be in the rug pad, too. I would consider replacing the rug pad, in parallel with everything else. You can use the Odormut on the carpet and rug pad, I just don't know if it would affect the color. Good luck!
  • Mary Mary on Aug 28, 2017
    I use pure alcohol in a spray bottle - kills odor & dries really fast. Check your door casings - they have a habit of spraying upright things - wash off what you see & spray away with alcohol!
  • Kim Kim on Aug 28, 2017
    If the Odor Mute doesn't work for you. I have found that Cat urine can only be removed using an enzymatic solutoon that breaks down the crystalline structure of the urine. I used Nature's miracle Cat Urine Destroyer when my daughter brought a leaky cat home who almost destroyed a quilt made by my Mother. Follow the package directions and it works. Smell is 100% gone!!!

    Hope that helps
    : )
  • Elaine Elaine on Aug 28, 2017
    If it was me, I'd hire a reputable carpet installer to come in and clean the rug! If the carpeting isn't wall-to-wall but more of an "area rug", I'd also get the underpad done too.
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Aug 28, 2017
    It is most likely into the subfloor if you cant get rid of the smell. We had to pull up the subfloor and put down new when we had an elderly cat that missed the box.

  • Sighle Kujawa Sighle Kujawa on Aug 28, 2017
    Thank you. You can see in my previous response that I don't yet know WHERE to spray the enzyme. Am in my 70's and past crawling on floor sniffing (picture that!) over wide area of floor and types of flooring. Nothing LOOKS wet, but the smell persists off/on. It's not constant. Have considered that AC is wafting it thru the intake system and source may be far from smell. Thanks again. Have a nice day. SK
  • Donna Donna on Aug 28, 2017
    I moved into a house that smelled horrible. {cat urine} after shampooing with rug doctor it was 10 times worse. I read on line about using baking soda and vinegar with peroxide as a sanitizer.sprinkled baking soda on the whole carpet. net i used the vinegar{used outdoor sprinkler can} then peroxide. I wasn't sure where the odor was either. i just did the whole floor. no more odor. vacuum when dry. I used two fans to help with the drying process.
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