Cat urine is not all that different from other animals’ urine, but what gives cat urine such a bad smell is that the urine is usually left unnoticed until it becomes a problem. Cats have a propensity to mark their territory outside the litter box, be it on the carpet or in hidden corners. After a while, the in the urine decomposes and gives off an ammonia-like odor characteristic of stale old urine. The second stage of the decomposition process emits mercaptans, compounds that give skunk spray its characteristic bad smell. Older animals have kidneys that have lost some of their efficiency and, as a consequence, older animals tend to have the worst smelling urine.
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The manager rented another steam cleaner and cleaned the whole apartment. I had a wedding to go to so it worked out perfectly so that the carpets could dry for two days. When I came back, the cat urine odor was no less bearable. This made me believe that the urine penetrated the subfloor.
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So I viewed a two bedroom condo apartment in Massachusetts (near Acton/Boxborough) that was to be available for September 1st. There was one cat present that I could see, and it was confined mainly to one room. The apartment smelled of strong "cat odor" which I thought was mainly from "litter box & cat urine". Upon viewing the apartment, the manager said that it would be thoroughly cleaned (including the carpets steam cleaned).
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This regimen is amazing for removing cat urine stains and odor from carpeting. We have tried numerous things in the past 10 months with no total success until this regimen. Truly AMAZING!!! Saved us from having to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting.Apparently said cat was VERY active in a certain area, so as one user suggested, I will give it another shot in that spot. My advice to anyone reading this is to TRY THIS FIRST! Baking soda, vinegar, peroxide, and dish detergent.....all very affordable, and definitely worth a try! At this point, I do NOT smell the cat urine as strongly as I did previously when the carpet became wet again, so I am VERY hopeful that the odor will be completely gone after another application in the worst areas. Thank God. There isn't too much worse than the smell of cat pee!