I've just purchased the most smelly and disgusting house that I've
ever been in for investment purposes. I'm told the previous owners
kept cats (20 of them!!) which have weed directly onto the bare
floorboards, the stench is pretty bad and obviously needs to be
Can anyone suggest a way of getting rid of it without replacing the
floorboards (eg bleach or any other more suitable chemical).
There are chemicals that claim to disperse the smell of cat urine, I've
seen them in the larger pet stores, but I don't know how effective they
are. If at all...
If you have a helpful local council, their enviromental health
department may be able to suggest something suitable.
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Just change the boards. My current house had a similar problem but
just in one corner of the room. No chemical in this world ever stopped
it smelling. As soon as did any work near the boards the smell came
out again. Further the boards themselves were not particularly strong
either having been peed on for so long.
chris firstname.lastname@example.org (ChrisD) wrote in message
Bleach works, but by the sound of it the pee is probably not just on
the top surface, so you may need to lift the boards and wash to get
rid of it all.
Of course there will probly be pee all over the top surface of the
ceiling below too: not too much bleach as you dont want it collapsing.
Sounds like kitties shoulda been housetrained properly.
On 6 Oct 2003 06:29:32 -0700, chris email@example.com (ChrisD)
With all the messing about and buying different cleaners etc and all
the time involved I'd rip them up and replace them.
Learned the hard way that fixing and patching up things is often a
waste of time and effort in the long run.
Better to rip out and replace in some instances.
Yes I agree. My first house stank of cat and dog pee and chainsmoking
and I spent five days ripping up carpets, scrubbing all surfaces,
painting all walls white and by the time the paint smell had gone, so
had the other smells
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I tried using a strong bleach soloution but it was useless so I've
decided to rip up and replace the floorboards instead then sand and
polish them which will money save on carpets.
The cats didn't need housetraining but the owners sure did, I can't
describe how filthy this house was. It amazes me that people actually
live this way.
Thanks for all your replies.
haha. I had a case of Bad Smell once. COULD NOT work out what it was.
Ec=vnetulaly after a week or tow it went away.
The next time I went out with the old trusty Nikon, I picked up the
camera bag, and found a dessicated mouse corpse the cat had brought in
to play with...
Just wait until he puts on his stereo headphones :-)
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