Cat Urine Stains
There are a few things you can do to prevent pet urine stains from becoming a permanent mark on your carpet if you catch your cat in the act.
- Do not wait!
- Using absorbent paper towels, remove as much urine from your carpet as you can.
- Don’t rub the stain, blot!
- If you find a dry stain, pour cold water on it and blot.
- If your cleaner contains ammonia, do not use it. Cat pee contains ammonia, and the smell of the cleaner may encourage your cat to pee in the same spot.
Cat Urine Odors
Just because you clean up the yellow stain, does not mean the smell is gone. Lingering cat urine odors worsen if the pee is not cleaned up properly.
It is important to avoid:
- Using DIY solutions and over the counter cleaners will mask the odor or stain temporarily, but cat urine will resurface or start to smell bad again.
- If possible avoid steam cleaning options. Steam can lock in the smell and make it much harder to get out.
Damage Under the Stain
Although you may have eliminated the stain, or made it not as noticeable, there can be issues that you can’t see. Cat urine soaks easily though to the padding and additionally the sub-floor. Surface cleaning does not clean or eliminate the urine that has soaked in that deep. To prevent and stop permanent damage professional carpet cleaners in Myrtle Beach, SC and Summerville, SC will eliminate bacteria and allergens. Prevent health problems and make your home a healthier, safer place with professional carpet cleaning by Great Plains Chem-Dry.
The big question is, how do you prevent your cat from repeatedly peeing on the couch or carpet that was just cleaned. We compiled the top things that can help your cat not have accidents in your home as often.
- Make your cat feel more secure in its territory if it is spraying.
- Make sure your litter box is easily accessible to your cat.
- Address the “peeing” problem right away so it doesn’t become a habit
- Consistently clean the litter box
When it comes to your cat, there are many reasons they may not like peeing in their litter box. In some cases, this behavior could be caused by digestive disorders or pain in the joints/muscles. If your cat has accidents regularly, they need to go to the vet. We also highly recommend Great Plains Chem-Dry for all of your professional carpet cleaning needs. Our team uses a unique Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T) that is designed specifically to eliminate pet urine odors and stains.