How To Control And Solve Pet Urine Odor Problems

Posted December 21 2012

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Pet urine smell is not pleasant!

Pet urine odor control by EnvyssGetting rid of the smell left behind by pet urine, is a major problem with the devotees of our feline friends and dog companions. Even after our pets leave us, or are relocated to a different family, the predominantly heavy malodor of urine just lingers on, especially if your flooring is carpeting, or if you have ways for the urine to percolate under your baseboards and reach your sub flooring. Eliminating the smell of pet urine from your home will create a challenge that will baffle many people. Nevertheless, most of us would rather not live with the stench, so the challenge will have to be overcome.

Just what exactly makes pet urine so adverse: The three major triggers for the malodor, the first being urea - an unpleasant and sticky residue, the second urochrome which, as its name implies, delivers the color and lastly the uric acid that causes the nasty smell in pet urine. It will be the latter – the uric acid – which will create the biggest problem, as at first, when dried, it loses its smell, however when exposed to moisture the undesired whiff reappears again, making pet urine odors so difficult to manage and prevent.

While there are several short-term solutions, alas occasionally semi-permanent solutions to remove the odors, but spot control - even effective spot control, does not necessarily imply that your pets will not find an alternate location to use as their bathroom, so just to re-introduce the pattern again. Prevention is always a desirable option as opposed to dealing with the issue; then again, it might not be a choice with some people. The very first defense in getting rid of urine odor issue is of course not having pets. Training may also help in establishing a habit of using the outdoors or a particular spot in your home as their choice of 'facility'. This will not work normally with smaller pets and with those not trained very well. Obviously, regardless of how well trained or how big a bladder, if you have to leave your pets alone, locked up, for a prolonged period be ready with dealing with the issue. If you cannot circumvent your pets doing their business inside the house, you might want to limit the damage by making them accustomed to a particular spot, where newspapers or other urine absorbent pads may be left for them. In any event, try to limit their access to carpet and to upholstered furniture.

Now assuming that all else failed - your pets are not trainable, they are small with limited bladder space and your work necessitates that they be left alone at home for for a while you will be required to deal with the problem at the tail end. You will have to deal with continuously getting rid of the smell and controlling the odor. There several great products out there in the market to help you with the process, however you must know and understand that most will simply cover up the odor and not treat the problem area. Rinsing the carpeting or upholstery can in fact aggravate the scenario, as water or disinfectants will in reality moisten dried uric acid, making the smell more obvious. As a result, organic cleaners are your best bet and are the best to handle the smells of pet urine. Enzyme based organic cleaners will go to the root of the problem, and effectively consume the uric acid and thereby eradicate the odor problem at the source.

Therefore, if you want to avoid pet urine smells in your house, either do not own pets; if you have to, train them well and if all else fails, use organic, enzyme-based methods to do away with your odor problems. 

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