Pet Urine Odor in Flooring

The Story:

  • One cat and one dog with a territorial problem.
  • The carpet was removed and the walls were painted in preparation for carpet installation.
  • After 2 treatments with OdorXit, the urine odor in the room was noticeable but overwhelming until the base boards were removed.
Pet Urine Odor in Flooring

The Rest of the Story

Rehabbing a house with pet urine contamination can be done quickly and easily even if small portions of wood need to be replaced. Plywood sub-flooring is easy to treat and easy to spot problem areas, but the areas must be odor free before continuing with painting and new flooring coverings.

Hormonal spray on walls and trim strips as in picture 1 and 2 are often near significant urine spots though they are not at all limited to being in the same area. These areas must be addressed BEFORE painting so that the contaminant on the wall can be effectively treated.

This study is meant to demonstrates that urine contamination on sub-flooring is easy to identify and treat. I might add, the source of this type of staining is by no means limited to pets.

Please do not take this case study or its conclusion as an indictment of cats or pets in general. IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE ONE! I have a dog and 2 cats pictured on this site, and would not trade any of them. They also do not soil my house.