Clean Cat Urine out of Carpet

How to get urine out of carpet

  • Vinegar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Natures Miracle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stanley Steamer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jackson Galaxy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kiltz

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
  • Poll closed .

nunnc84

TCS Member
Thread starter
Alpha Cat
Joined
Jun 25, 2018
Messages
673
Reaction score
479
Location
Indiana
I've tried"

My own steam cleaner with
Natures Miracle carpet cleaner

Professional Stanley Steemer

I want to try Jackson Galaxy carpet cleaning pods

When it gets damp out it still smells like urine.

Short of taking out the carpet and kilts the wood floors....

(no there is no more urinating on the carpet by the cat)
What else?
 

ArtNJ

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
Jun 1, 2017
Messages
2,836
Reaction score
3,143
If a cat is really going heavy in one spot, it soaks into the pad underneath the carpet. At that point, it can be very difficult to deal with as the carpet shields the pad. Maybe by *drenching* the carpet with enzyme cleaner so it soaks through and into the pad in quantity you might be able to get most of the smell out. I believe that worked for us a few times. In other words, its not that you are using the wrong product, it is that you are not getting at the problem.

If truly desperate, and it is near a corner of the carpet, you can very carefully lift the carpet to treat directly and then air the pad. Might need to remove some trim, and sometimes the trim will break. It can be tricky to get it done, depending on how the carpet is secured, especially if it is a big section. Heck, maybe impossible with some setups, I dunno. I think they staple rather than nail sometimes, and that isn't something you can easily mess with afaik. I've done it a little bit, with mixed success. It is for the desperate, and honestly it might be better to suck it up for a season till the smell just fades,, as long as the cat stops going there. But it can work, sometimes. I saved my basement carpet after a flood that way. Kind of - it was a big section and I wasn't able to reattach it 100% right so replaced it within a few years.
 
Last edited:
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3

nunnc84

TCS Member
Thread starter
Alpha Cat
Joined
Jun 25, 2018
Messages
673
Reaction score
479
Location
Indiana
If a cat is really going heavy in one spot, it soaks into the pad underneath the carpet. At that point, it can be very difficult to deal with as the carpet shields the pad. Maybe by *drenching* the carpet with enzyme cleaner so it soaks through and into the pad in quantity you might be able to get most of the smell out. I believe that worked for us a few times. In other words, its not that you are using the wrong product, it is that you are not getting at the problem.

If truly desperate, and it is near a corner of the carpet, you can very carefully lift the carpet to treat directly and then air the pad. Might need to remove some trim, and sometimes the trim will break. It can be tricky to get it done, depending on how the carpet is secured, especially if it is a big section. Heck, maybe impossible with some setups, I dunno. I think they staple rather than nail sometimes, and that isn't something you can easily mess with afaik. I've done it a little bit, with mixed success. It is for the desperate, and honestly it might be better to suck it up for a season till the smell just fades,, as long as the cat stops going there. But it can work, sometimes. I saved my basement carpet after a flood that way. Kind of - it was a big section and I wasn't able to reattach it 100% right so replaced it within a few years.
Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll have to get it removed. It'll be about $1,000-2,000 to replace maybe. Or $500 to get it torn up and removed. Then $10 to buy the soap to treat the wood.
Maybe I can ask the carpet guy to cut a scrap to the shape of the odd shaped room with a pad under the carpet.
 

ArtNJ

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
Jun 1, 2017
Messages
2,836
Reaction score
3,143
Its too many spots or in the middle of the room? If the carpet is nailed down, its easy enough to lift up a corner and get at the pad. You can just press the carpet back down onto the nails. Something to try before paying for new carpet anyway.

Also, as I mentioned, make sure to try the "drench it" method with an enzyme cleaner first, as that should soak through to the pad. Drench it, then let it dry, which might take a long time, and see if it still smells when finally dry.
 

rubysmama

Forum Helper
Staff Member
Forum Helper
Joined
Nov 25, 2013
Messages
15,287
Reaction score
30,092
Location
Canada
Does that include a product called
Mypetpeed?
Have you tried it?
I've never had to deal with removing urine from carpeting, so can't advise on any products from personal experience. In addition to the TCS article, there's also been many threads on the topic. Here's a link to the thread titles: Search Results for Query: urine carpet Maybe there'll be something in one of them that will be helpful.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8

nunnc84

TCS Member
Thread starter
Alpha Cat
Joined
Jun 25, 2018
Messages
673
Reaction score
479
Location
Indiana
I've never had to deal with removing urine from carpeting, so can't advise on any products from personal experience. In addition to the TCS article, there's also been many threads on the topic. Here's a link to the thread titles: Search Results for Query: urine carpet Maybe there'll be something in one of them that will be helpful.
i think the jackson galaxy stuff worked. I left the air on so mold doesn't grow. The carpet is still wet. I had to retreat an area because the stuff wasn't activated when i strayed the carpet. now i can go back to inviting people over.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10

nunnc84

TCS Member
Thread starter
Alpha Cat
Joined
Jun 25, 2018
Messages
673
Reaction score
479
Location
Indiana
yeah. Im going to do a repeat on the two major corners.

EX Stain & Odor Eliminator (2 pack) - Pet Stain & Odor Remover
 
Top