If you see the cat wee - the first step is to blot up any excess urine from the floor using paper towels. One way is to apply pressure to the paper towels by adding some weight above the towel, the easiest way is to stand on it. Repeat this process with fresh towels until you are no longer able to draw up any fluid.
If you cannot see the cat urine, but you suspect that it is there because of the smell, there are a couple of tricks you can use. The easiest way by using a product called a black light which in Melbourne or Victoria can be bought at Bunnings or a lighting store. When you turn out your lights and use a portable violet light to scan the walls, carpets and furniture the cat urine will glow green. Of course, Drytron technicians are equipped with professional quality black lights.
Treating the soiled carpet
APPLYING PRODUCTS TO COVER OR REMOVE CAT URINE
The next step is to apply a carpet deodouriser and stain removal product. There are a number of products available on the market in either a powder or a liquid form. Drytron has a product called Drytron Wee Buster which is specially formulated to remove the stain and the odour. There are also a number of home remedies that you can use such as applying baking soda to the affected area, you can leave the baking soda overnight then vacuum up the residue.
Why your cat may wee on the carpet
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CLEANING A STAIN
We are by no means cat experts, but through 26 years of gathering information here are a few thoughts we can share.
• You may be placing the litter tray in the wrong spot. (Cats like privacy, so placing it in a busy area may result in non-use.)
• The Litter tray may be too dirty. (Keep it clean regularly).
• Your cat may not like the brand of kitty litter.
• Stress is a major cause of urination.
• Fear - if you are punishing your cat
• Age - as the cat gets older they may be more likely to find easier places to urinate.
Get the carpet cleaning experts in. Call us in the Drytron Customer Care Centre on 13 12 50. Our years of developing our specialised cleaning process, plus our walk on dry service will ensure you’ll get back to your day with amazing results and minimal disruption.
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When using any cleaning agent on your carpet test on a small, inconspicuous part first. This is to ensure the cleaning agent doesn’t discolor your carpet or have an unexpected reaction. Whilst general advice has been offered, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising from treatment proposed due to variances on the extent of the problem and steps taken previously to treat the problem which are out of our control. If general advice treatment fails call your Drytron Technician immediately. Drytron have access to industrial strength products and machines that the average consumer doesn't have lying around the house. Carpet is a big investment, and playing with some risky home remedies, solvent products and detergents can have unintended consequences. Simply put, some stains are better removed by carpet cleaning professionals.