No need to go overboard, you don’t want to spread the urine further into and around the area you’re cleaning. Let this sit while you go get some paper towels or a cleaning rag to blot up the liquid. When you’ve finished blotting up as much as will come up, cover with a towel until dry or dry enough to tell whether or not you’ll need to repeat these steps again. I would still cover with a towel until dry but since you are saturating the area, these offer just a little more man power to lift the liquid out. Vinegar will work on upholstered chairs and sofas as well. Just follow the steps listed below.
If you’ve gotten to the spot while it’s still wet, blot the spot to absorb any urine still in the fabric. This may take several passes with a cloth or paper towels. If the urine has already dried onto the fibers, you can skip blotting and move onto the next step for cleaning the spot. Do not over wet, you want to keep the stain contained to the area you’re working on — not spreading it around unnecessarily. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if necessary. You could try one of these to keep them off and away from the furniture. Do Vinegar and Baking Soda Really Work Together?
I know there are so many cleaning recipes out on the Internet that say to mix these two ingredients together for cleaning odors and stains for pet urine but it really doesn’t do anything useful. When you mix these two together, in the end, you’ll just end up with salty tasting water. That being said, together they don’t make a good cleaning agent, but used together, they can dislodge hair and residue buildup in a drain. That’s where the fizzy fun and the bubbly reaction come into play. You might think that the worst spot your cat uses as a litter box is the couch or carpet, but his spraying other surfaces can be just as bad. 25 spray of vinegar and water.
Vinegar and water will work well on many surface floors including ceramic, tile and linoleum. Don’t use vinegar on marble or stone floors and it will etch the floor and ruin the finish. Hopefully, a general cleaning is all that is needed. If the urine has seeped into the wall or under the floor, you may have to call in the professionals. It may be necessary to remove and replace sections of flooring or walls. Removing walls and floors is extreme, but there are many pet owners who have had to do just that in order to remove odors. If this is the option you must do, Kilz is a paint that will block stains and odors.
If you have a serious problem and have to repaint or replace flooring, Kilz will block the urine odor completely, so you can start fresh. If you are able to remove the source of the odor, you will be fighting a losing battle when it comes to cleaning up after your cat and trying to keep it from urinating. If, after you have used the white vinegar for removing odors and you still smell a lingering odor, it’s time to bring out the baking soda. I keep boxes in my pantry, just like white vinegar, baking soda has many uses. It is very inexpensive and a great odor eating deodorizer. I am very rarely without it.
Generally apply the baking soda to the smelly area. If the area you are working with is the carpet, work the baking soda into the carpet fibers carefully with an old toothbrush or something similar, something that won’t damage the carpet fibers. And do be careful that you don’t pull or snag the carpet fibers. If it’s upholstered furniture in need of a little TLC, sprinkle just a little baking soda over the stain and gently use the toothbrush to work the baking soda in. Vacuum when you’re ready to remove the baking soda. After vacuuming up the baking soda and if there is any residue remaining, dampen a little, let dry and vacuum again. If there is any staining along with the odor, use this cleaning solution to remove the urine and odor.
Although using the hydrogen peroxide should be just fine, you might want to test this in an inconspicuous spot first. Cover and let this sit for an hour. Rinse, let dry and then vacuum. It’s great for finding spots you didn’t even know about. If you don’t remove all the urine odor, the scent of the urine will cause a cat to come back to use the spot again and again. Cats have an extremely sensitive sense of smell and even if you can’t smell their urine, they can. First and foremost, love your kitty. There awesome little cuddle bugs. A house trained cat shouldn’t be urinating anywhere other than the litter box, and doing so could indicate a medical problem or be a sign of stress in your cat. It might even be that your cat doesn’t like the litter you are using. If you use a scented litter, you might like — it thinking it’s hiding the smell — but most cats don’t like the perfumey scents. Keep the litter box maintained properly. Clean it and replace litter daily. A healthy cat will want to «do its business» there. If you are having problems with urine in your home, be sure to consult your veterinarian to make sure that your cat doesn’t have medical issues.