Our cats may be the most adorable creatures in the world, but cat urine cleanup getting off the ground is still an important task. Not only do you need to remove the urine from the cat, you also need to remove the odor. Otherwise, your cats will smell the urine residue and will urinate there again. To effectively eliminate the smell of cat urine, it is necessary to eliminate the bacteria, which is the main cause of the smell.
One of the best urine removers for cats is Natures Miracle. This is an enzyme cleaner; you can buy it at places like Target, WalMart, or Petsmart. It is a concentrated liquid and comes in a white bottle with a red cap. The instructions on the bottle are pretty easy to follow. Not only does it clean cat urine from your floors, it can even remove it from carpets and fabrics. These things can be a bit pricey so you may want to get a black light to use. Turn on the black light in the dark and it will make cat urine stains glow yellow or green. Then you can use Natures Miracle in those places, without washing the entire floor or carpet.
Any commercial enzymatic cleaner will probably work as a cat urine remover, it doesn’t have to be Natures Miracle. The only thing is, enzymatic cleaners can be a bit picky. Not all of them work on all types of stains. You need to make sure you get a brand that works for cat urine removal. So the best place to buy some is probably your local pet store. See where they sell cat litter. Better yet, ask your sales staff where they keep enzymatic cleaners for cleaning cat urine.
Another good way to clean cat urine and smell is to use a steam cleaner. Friends have had good results with the Polti Vaporetto, which uses steam to disinfect and remove dirt. This steam is also very effective at killing bacteria in cat urine and works on both floors and carpets. However, the Polti is expensive. Something cheaper like the Light and Easy steam mop works almost as well, for a fraction of the price.
If you are on a tight budget, you can soak the spot where your cat urinated with strong disinfectants like Dettol or Listerine. You may need to repeat this several times to remove all the odor. Pouring boiling water over the stain can also work, you just have to be careful. Some types of bleach can kill bacteria and should work too. But you want to check the ingredient list before using it. Make sure it doesn’t contain ammonia, otherwise it will attract your cats to urinate there again.
So, here are the top three ways to clean cat urine from your floor:
1) enzymatic cleaners like Natures Miracle;
2) Steam cleaners;
3) Any strong disinfectant (like the one used in hospitals).