Asked on Jun 06, 2018

Closet smells like cat pee- Any suggestions or thoughts???

Desiree Wright
by Desiree Wright
Since moving in2 thks house in Dec, the closet smells very strong on cat pee. Landlord said no 1 had pets in house ever😶😶😶😶😶so does any 1 hav any answers for me? Every thing we put in there sux up the scent... It's horrible.... Any suggestions or thoughts???

  5 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 06, 2018

    there is a product called 'natures miracle' it does a great job on cat pee. it contains enzymes that break up the pee. cat pee is not water based like us humans, it's oil based, hence the tendency to stick around. saturate the area w/ the product.

  • Ellis Ellis on Jun 06, 2018

    Does the closet have carpet on the floor? If so, get the carpet cleaned with a good pet urine cleanser (some are available at pet supply stores). If the floor is a hard surface, there are cleaners for that, too. I think your landlord is not being truthful, or a tenant kept a cat without telling.

  • Jill Jill on Jun 06, 2018

    I used the Nature's Miracle foam pet urine cleaner and it worked on dog pee, until my roommate who's dog it was, decided to try and clean over it with some other he peed in same spot again! :( I know that you can use a mixture of vinegar, dawn dish soap and water, and spray that on, but I really like the Nature's Miracle- but Follow the Directions!! My roommate tried to speed up the drying process and used fans pointed 2-3" away, and I think that part of the cleaning n odor removing process is allowing the area to dry over time and naturally. I have used the wipes for my cats hairballs, and her over-shooting the edge of the litter box and hittingthe baseboards, and she sniffed at it, and has not over-shot the litter box since. The Nature's Miracle is supposed to contain something to help deter pets from a re-peet (HA!) performance. In most cases, the carpets and pads will need to be removed, and if hardwoods, the boards sanded and refinished.

    Good luck! jill

  • Kelli Kelli on Jun 06, 2018

    This very same thing happened to me in an apartment that I rented out. Landlord told me the very same thing. What I did was got the carpet wet and laid down some cat litter. Let it sit there for a couple of days to soak up all the wetness and then I went and rented a carpet cleaner. The thing was that it still smelled after that. I had to peel back the carpet and cut the carpet pad out and stuck one of my daughters toys under the carpet until it fully dried and then put it back and the smell was gone.

  • Kiki Kiki on Jun 06, 2018