Tips on Removing Cat Odor from your Home

  • Lee
  • December 11, 2015

Tips on Removing Cat Odor from your Home

When you enter your home does there always seem to be something unpleasant that greets you at the door. Does it greet your guests as well? No, I’m not talking about your kitty cat. I’m talking about the strong urine smell that comes with owning a cat. Charlotte, NC is one of the top feline pet owner areas in the nation (out public transit system was even named after cats!).

Here are a few tips on cat ownership that can help ensure that your house doesn't smell like a litter box.

  1. If you know that your cat has urinated somewhere other than the litter box, make sure you clean it up right away. If you have carpet use paper towels to absorb as much as you can and then sprinkle baking soda on it and vacuum it up. If the urine is on a wall make sure to wipe that down with hot soapy water. If the cat peed on your curtain, you will have to take those down and wash them. The same goes for your sofa, you will have to scrub it best you can with baking soda and let it air dry.
  2. Make sure to purchase a cleaner that is made to break the scent down or remove the scent. Cats have a better sense of smell than humans and just because you can’t smell it doesn’t mean the cat can’t. The bottom line is if the cat can still smell it, more than likely the kitty will potty there again.
  3. Another great way to rid the smell is to rent a carpet cleaner. This type of cleaner puts out fresh clean water and sucks back in the dirt and grime. This generally is the best way to deal with the smell. It also gives your home a nice fresh smell and it makes your carpet look new. Some carpet cleaners have attachments and are made to deep clean cushions and other soft furniture. This is also great because you can clean that stinky sofa that you kitty keeps peeing on.
  4. Make sure to sprinkle baking soda on the carpet on a regular basis and vacuum it up because it helps to give the room a freshly cleaned smell.

If you have multiple pets, including dogs, check out our similar post on how to remove dog odor from your home.

One of the most common requests we get when new customs call is to remove the hair and smell from their cats and dogs. At Maid Savvy, pet hair and smell are included in our Charlotte house cleaning guarantee and we will make sure the job is done right!

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