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My house smells like cat piss.

Anonymous
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Okay not the whole house but the upstairs bedrooms. The walls are knotty pine(with paint over them) and it smells like cat piss. Not as strong and disgusting but deff a hint of cat piss.

I don't know what to do. I've tried scrubbing the walls with wood cleaner and it still hasn't worked.

Any tips?


ETA: I don't *think* the problem is cat pee. We don't have cats and the previous owners lived here for almost 25 years(they are family friends) and they never had a cat. I was just trying to describe the smell a bit lol

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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Katalystic
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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Black light- it is your friend.

Unfortunately, it may also scar you for life, but cat urine will light up with a black light.

SunshineBird
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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If you go to a pet store they have a product called Nature's Miracle. It will break down the pee with natural enzymes....you'll just have to let it soak into the wood a little bit. I hate the smell of cat pee!!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM


Quoting Katalystic:

Black light- it is your friend.

Unfortunately, it may also scar you for life, but cat urine will light up with a black light.

lol I don't think there really is cat pee up there...it just the smell. We don't have a cat nor did the previous owners.

Katalystic
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

It may show you where the residual whatever is up there then. Worth a try!


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Katalystic:

Black light- it is your friend.

Unfortunately, it may also scar you for life, but cat urine will light up with a black light.

lol I don't think there really is cat pee up there...it just the smell. We don't have a cat nor did the previous owners.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Do you have ammonia somewhere upstairs?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM

spray it with vinegar the smell will be covered up. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have ammonia somewhere upstairs?

Nope.

Sarafinn2012
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Go to a pet store and buy some disinfectant. Try vinegar and water in a spray bottle too (it neutralizes the amonia in the cat pee). If it is possible, spray it and leave it soak for a little bit so it can penetrate the wood, as long as you think it won't warp it or ruine it. White distilled vinegar mixed 50/50 with bottled water. Maybe that will help?

Sarafinn2012
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM


Oops. Didn't read this far until now. Sorry. I suggested vinegar, but now I'll suggest repainting! :) Hopefully that would help,

Quoting Katalystic:

It may show you where the residual whatever is up there then. Worth a try!


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Katalystic:

Black light- it is your friend.

Unfortunately, it may also scar you for life, but cat urine will light up with a black light.

lol I don't think there really is cat pee up there...it just the smell. We don't have a cat nor did the previous owners.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Vinegar plus hydrogen peroxide. If you're like me and are allergic to vinegar mix borax and dawn with a bit of baking soda:-)
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