Very often, a kitten brings into the house not only joy, but also an extremely unpleasant smell. Such aromas spoil our comfortable stay. Moreover, it’s very problematic to wash the smell of cat feces (especially with regard to territory marks). Because ordinary detergents cannot handle this properly. Why and how to get rid of the pungent and corrosive smell of cat urine on your own?
Why is there a pungent odor?
The blame for the biological characteristics of the urine of cats, and specifically in its composition: urine, urochrome / urobilin, uric acid, creatinine and other elements. The pungent odor remains on the surface because:
- In principle, uric acid does not dissolve in ordinary water, therefore it is impossible to remove it with a simple agent.
- When cat urine dries, urea decomposes into bacteria - this is what gives the pungent smell of ammonia.
- Then thiols are formed, which even more make the smell acrid, and the marked area will forever become a toilet for your pet.
There are a number of folk recipes on how to eliminate bad odors forever.
1. Potassium permanganate
Manganese solution breaks down the molecules of cat urine (ammonia), thereby eliminating the pungent odor. Add manganese to the water to make the solution pink. Wipe the place of the mark, and then with a simple water wash away the remains of potassium permanganate.
2. Citrus fruits
Feline aromas are easily eliminated by citrus fruits. Squeeze the juice from the orange and lemon, add an equal amount of warm water. Spray the mixture with a spray gun, leave for 7-10 minutes. Then wipe the area of "offense" with a sponge moistened in this solution. It is not necessary to rinse the solution, because the smell of citrus will perfectly frighten away the cat from this place.
3. Vinegar (table)
Acetic solution is a truly universal remedy for a variety of contaminants, including traces of cat feces that spread an unpleasant odor. Thoroughly mix regular vinegar and water 1: 2. After the solution, apply a sponge to the stain. Dry the surface with a rag or paper towel. Then sprinkle the place with table soda, rub it with a brush to neutralize the smell of vinegar. Collect the powder with a vacuum cleaner / broom and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
4. Soda + Peroxide + Fairy
A great way to eliminate the smell of cat urine. Sprinkle a small layer of soda on the contaminated area. Leave the powder for 1-2 hours. Next, a teaspoon of Fairy liquid in half a glass of hydrogen peroxide (3%) and stir. Pour the solution into the spray gun and spray over the surface over the soda and rub it onto the floor with a brush. After foaming the mixture, dry the stain and wash with water.
Enough effective tool. Dissolve in 1 liter. warm water no more than 15 drops of medical iodine. Dampen the “crime scene” well with liquid. Dry with a dry cloth. Then wash the place with water, but adding a little ordinary dishwashing detergent.
The smell will disappear from the apartment when you do everything right. If the cat returns to the place of the territory label, it means that you have insufficiently processed this site. Maybe you have processed a smaller area than needed. Therefore, repeat with this or that recipe, but now grab a larger portion than before.