How to Find Cat Urine Spots In Your Carpet

If your cat is peeing on your carpet how do you find the cat urine spots in your carpet? Its easier than you think, turn off the lights in your room and turn on a black light. You may be horrified by the fluoresent appearance of spots in your carpet! This is cat urine in your carpet, in the picture to the left you see cat urine under a black light on floor tiles. On carpet it looks like one big spot as the carpet will absorb the cat urine evenly, on the tiles it just sits there and drys differently. The picture below and on the right is the same tiles under the same light after cleaning. Now you know where the cat urine is you can start getting rid of the odour.

Cat Urine Seen Under Black Light
Cat Urine Seen Under Black Light

Step one is to lift the carpet and remove the underlay affected by the cat urine. The underlay is just a sponge that will hold the liquid urine until it dries, then it will hold the cat urine odour forever!

Step two is clean the floor to remove the remaining cat urine on the surface of the floor. Whether it is wood or cement the floor must be sealed after it floor has dried. Sealing the remaining cat urine in the floor is far easier than replacing the wood and makes more sense than removing and replacing cement.

Step three is thoroughly rinsing the back and top of the carpet to remove the remaining salts found in the cat urine.

After the above steps the carpet can now be treated to remove the odour. Any attempt to skip steps one two and three will result in not being able to remove the odour.

Cat Urine Cleaned, Seen Under Black Light
Cat Urine Cleaned, Seen Under Black Light

Ok, the odour has been treated and removed, now new underlay can be installed and the carpet re-installed. At this point you are thinking not so easy, but for someone who knows how to do it you will find it is, just takes time between steps and you will be able to get rid of the offending odour.

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