When a cat urinates outside the litter box, you need to remove the stain properly with an enzyme cleaner or else they will redo it on the same place again and again. Urine Off is one of the best cleaners for this job.
Product Name: Urine Off
What is it?: Urine Off is an enzyme based cleaner that properly removes cat urine stains.
Where to buy?: Amazon.com
When a cat has urinated outside the litter box, a urine stain is left behind that is very difficult to clean. The pheromones and uric acid within cat urine makes it difficult to clean this properly. As long as uric acid isn’t properly removed, cats will continue to urinate on the same spot. To properly clean these components, an enzyme based cleaner is required to break down these components into two gasses, carbon dioxide and ammonia. Urine Off is one of the best cleaning agents for this purpose.
Cat Urine is build up of the following components:
- Uric Acid
- Other electrolytes
- 5 Bacteria
Whether your cat does this on your carpet, the sofa or the hard wooden floor doesn’t matter, because cat urine has a difficult to clean buildup. It is not the smelly stain that causes problems, but the Pheromones of cats and the Uric Acid chemical compound that gives us a challenge.
Many of the cleaners out there are simply masking the smell with something that smells better. Others manage to remove most of the components in cat urine, but do not properly remove uric acid and pheromones.
Left behind uric acid can still form ammonia through oxidation. Left behind pheromones in the urine that we humans cannot detect, will still let your cat know that they or someone else has been there and this is the spot to do their business yet again.
The only way to break down Uric Acid properly is by using an enzymatic cleaning agent. Enzymes accelerate, or catalyze, chemical reactions, breaking the Uric Acid into two gasses, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Ammonia (NH3), which will just go away.
We use both “Urine Off” and our own version to clean urine stains. The advantage of the Urine Off product here reviewed, is that it is actually pet safe, where the use of a washing detergent isn’t entirely pet safe, but great to wash clothing with while removing stains properly.
How To Remove Cat Urine With Enzymes
Although Urine Off is a great product on itself, it is still very important to use the right method to clean the urine stains properly. I am reviewing and linking the one gallon version of the product, simply because you need a lot more than just one or two puffs from a spray bottle.
Generally the advice (not just from me, but anyone explaining the use of these enzymatic cleaners) is to unscrew the spraying dispenser from the small bottle to pour the contents over a stain, to properly drench it in the cleaning agent. Hence you will use a lot of that very tiny bottle quickly and then you are better off buying the bigger version.
The enzymes within Urine Off, need some time to do their work in breaking down the uric acid and pheromones. It is therefore very important to exactly follow the following steps.
How To Use Urine Off:
- Use paper to blot away most of the urine. Don’t rub, as it will spread the uric acid.
- Pour Urine Off over the stain. Cover the stain with the fluid.
- Leave it for 10-15 minutes.
- Use paper to blot away most of the fluid/stain.
- Let it air dry completely
If done properly, all the cat urine smell, uric acid and pheromones will be removed, so that your cat(s) won’t return to do their business there.
If you have gotten urine stains on washable textiles, you can use urine off first to let it do its work before you wash your clothing in the washing machine with a special enzyme based washing detergent. Biotex is such a detergent, but there are also others available.
I applied Urine Off but the smell got worse afterwards
This simply means that you did not apply enough of Urine Off fluid to the stain. Cat urine stains can be invisible to the eye, but oh so smelly for you and definitely an attraction point for your cat. You will have to soak a large area of the stain and the area around it to properly soak it in the enzyme cleaner. Only when this is done properly, the smell will disappear.
I applied Urine Off to a carpet, but the smell stays and the cat returns to the spot
With carpets, also the underlying flooring gets affected. You have to either soak the carpet in a bigger area properly. If possible you will have to fold or roll away the carpet so that you can reach the area underneath. Whether that is concrete or wood or a soft under layer, the cat urine might have seeped through it and so the product needs to be applied to these area’s too.
Can I apply Urine Off to concrete floors?
Absolutely you can. You might need quite some quantities of the product, but if applied correctly, it will disappear entirely.
- Easy to apply
- Properly breaks down the chemical compounds within the urine stain
- leaves a good smell behind
- Can be applied to any surface
- Pet and human safe
- not the correct explanation on the back of the product, but we got you covered here!
Urine Off is an excellent product to get rid of urine stains once and for all. The enzymes within this product break down the uric acid and pheromones into gasses that just go away. All that is left behind is a pleasant smell and a clean surface. Your cat will not return to the spot to urinate and you can live again without having to smell cat urine.
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