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There is nothing worse than getting that new couch home, bringing it into the house and realizing you have a problem. That “new couch” smell turns into an “old cat urine” smell. Not only is the odor unpleasant, but there are many health risks involved with exposure to cat urine.

The source of the cat pee most often comes from your furry feline friend marking its territory on your expensive sofa or loveseat as if to say, “This furniture now belongs to me.” Even though kitty has since moved on to bigger and better things, such as destroying your favorite pillow or assaulting your feathered nemesis who lives next door (you know, that pesky owl), his wonderful essence remains trapped in upholstery fibers.

To get rid of the odor, it’s important to follow a couch cleaning Canberra multi-step process that involves cleaning and neutralizing cat urine stains plus killing any bacteria or germs that may have accumulated during the urination period. When you are finished, your couch will smell fresh and look beautiful once again!

The first step is to locate all of the areas where your kitty has marked its territory with urine. You will need an old white towel for this part of the procedure. Place the towel over the soiled area and press down firmly so you can see exactly where kitty has been relieving himself/herself. Then, with a black light, identify all of these smelly locations so you don’t miss a spot.

The next step requires a bit of elbow grease and some specialized cleaning products that you can purchase at your local pet store or online. You will also need white vinegar, baking soda, liquid dishwashing soap (not the kind for dishes), hydrogen peroxide, paper towels and a scrub brush with stiff bristles.

Spray urine stains generously with white vinegar until completely saturated. Then sprinkle baking soda over the wetted area. Allow the ingredients to sit on the upholstery for 10 – 15 minutes so they can work their magic on breaking down any uric acid crystals left behind from kitty’s breakdown of body waste from metabolizing its food. Next, use a paper towel to rub in gentle circles over the baking soda and vinegar. After that, wipe up the area with a damp paper towel until it is completely clean of any remaining residue from kitty’s urine.

With a spray bottle filled half-full with hydrogen peroxide, spritz all over the spot. Allow this formula to sit on the location for 10 minutes or so until bubbling stops. Then take your scrub brush and gently scrub in circular motions over the hydrogen peroxide. This will ensure you remove all traces of cat pee from your couch! Once finished, pat dry the region with paper towels to soak up excess moisture. Once again use white vinegar to neutralize any leftover odors by applying it directly onto any areas where your feline friend left its calling card.

You will need to use paper towels or a cloth towel to blot the area dry, as again do not rub it with your bare hands. Your skin does have perspiration glands that can leave behind some of this body’s natural oils on your furniture, which are just waiting for the perfect moisture level so they too can begin growing mold or mildew. If you are dealing with old dried stains on your couch, use a sponge over paper towels and gently dab at the affected area until clean.

The final step is killing any germs or bacteria left behind from kitty using hydrogen peroxide one more time by spritzing all over the spot and allowing it to sit for 10 minutes. Once done, blot up the hydrogen peroxide with paper towels to soak up excess moisture. This step will ensure you remove all traces of bacteria that could potentially be harmful to your health if you are constantly breathing this into your respiratory system or skin.

Now place a clean dry towel over the spot and gently press down to give it a final once-over. Allow this area to air dry completely before walking on or placing any furniture items back onto the soiled section of your couch until it is fully dry. When finished cleaning, your living room should smell fresh and look sparkling clean minus any leftover evidence from kitty’s reign of terror! If anything remains, take some at-home enzyme cleaners onto these areas with a clean cloth and gently rub over the soiled area to remove any traces of kitty’s urine.

If this has happened, don’t panic! It can be fixed. The key is knowing how to get cat pee smell out of a couch. Just follow these couch cleaning Adelaide steps and you’ll soon be resting on your couch.

 

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