Asked on Sep 11, 2019

How can I get rid of cat urine odors from an old house?

LisaBarbara VainaCynthia H


It's a very old house that a cat lady lived in for many years letting her cats pee indiscriminately in every room. I want to find a solution short of bull dozing the place. Flippers have probably faced this problem before or families who inherited such houses. Could it be as simple as spraying everything with a product someone has used on cat pee or does it take more drastic measures such as replacing floors and sheet rock? Tried and tested solutions will be appreciated. Thanks.

6 answers
  • Scarlet Paolicchi
    Scarlet Paolicchi
    on Sep 11, 2019

    This is a product my professional rug cleaner suggested - Biokleen Bac-Out Stain+Odor Remover

  • DH
    on Sep 11, 2019

    They hahi v e a pet odor product at places leria or someike pet smart that has a live odor eating bacteria and it re tally works well I don't remember the name but ask them I'm sure they will know what your looking for

  • Scarlet Paolicchi
    Scarlet Paolicchi
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Yes, but that is just who recommended it to me. It is great for all surfaces. It kills bacteria and removes odor with citrus. You can get it at Walgreens or read about it online at Amazon

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Sep 16, 2019

    We removed old flooring, sealed old subfloors after scrubbing and disinfecting them and put in new floors.

    • Cynthia H
      Cynthia H
      on Sep 17, 2019

      No, but we did repaint and used Kilz first. We used Kilz on the subfloors, also. Just wiped the walls down for dust first. When I scrubbed the subfloor , I spent time with a scrub brush on every nook and cranny until I was satisfied the floor was clean. Vinegar is amazing for odors. I scrubbed all the baseboard too before repainting them.

  • Barbara Vaina
    Barbara Vaina
    on Sep 17, 2019

    No just want a cheap cover to them

  • Lisa
    on Dec 1, 2019

    Sorry for chiming in a bit late to the discussion, but I really feel like I need to add my 2 cents.

    Cats don't just pee on floors and beds because they're in pain - could be a multitude of other reasons! Most common is that male cats feel the need to mark their territory.

    As for myself, I finally found something that works for the cat pee smell in my home! A herbal mixture of sorts! I now recommend it to everyone because it works so freakin' well and we save SOO much money!

    You should definitely check it out, we don't even buy Odorban and the likes any longer :)

    What a relief to finally have gotten rid of the horrible cat pee smell, and for a decent price as well.

    Registered an account only to say this:

    One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

    My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked.

    He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at. It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior. Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

    To be honest, I don't know too much more about it so I did a quick Google search and here's a description of the spray with a long review as well:

    No I have not been paid for this post nor do I make any commissions off of it. I really just want to help you guys out. I hope you don't mind.

    I'm based in Sweden, by the way, so you should be able to get it too.

    Good luck with the odor! It really lowers your quality of life, doesn't it?

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