Case Study 2: What feral cats did to a house in Canada

  • 10 Mar, 2012
This pictures in the scrolling window above were taken by the new owner of this house in Canada. On the outside it looked very much like all the other houses in the area. However,  in the summer time when the windows were open it was quite another story. There were an unknown number (but apparently […] The post Case Study 2: What feral cats did to a house in Canada appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.
There were an unknown number (but apparently large) number of cats living in this house with the owners. There was a great deal of territorial spraying and urinating all over the house as is indicated by all of the pictures in the scroll.
You should notice that in several pictures the staining is quite high (3 to 4 feet) up the wall. This was obviously not done from the floor, but rather while the cat was standing on a piece of furniture. The cats also used the area under the water bed frame to hide toys, feces and other little jewels.
Repairing the house was a 2 month ordeal that was mitigated only by the fact that the new owner lived only 2 houses down the street and could retreat as necessary to their own house for rest and recovery.
Much of but not all of the drywall and all of the carpet had to be removed and discarded. Because there was so much urine in the carpeting near the walls the urine had wicked up inside the wall between the studs and the drywall. None of the wood had to be replaced because the OdorXit Concentrate eliminated the odor from the wood inside the wall and from the urine trapped between the bottom of the wall and the concrete floor.
The concrete floor out in the rooms was also heavily contaminate with urine residue as well. Washing the floor with strong detergent and using a water tolerant shop vac to remove the spent detergent and rinse water avoided spreading the dissolved urine residue around even more than it already was. Spraying the vacuum cleaner’s hose and tank with OdorXit Concentrate eliminated the odor there too.
As advised, the owner did not start replacing anything in the house until they were sure that all the odor was gone to avoid having to re-do parts of the house that were not completely deodorized. No sealers were used after the OdorXit treatments were completed and the odor did not return.
For more in depth information on how to treat urine or many other odor with OdorXit products, check out the Odor Wizard on the front page of the OdorXit Website .

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.


Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.


5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity


The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.


The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.


The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.


The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.


By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.


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