How to get rid of cat smell from tiled floor

cat odour removal Your fluffy kitten could be a real goblin when it comes to litter box habits. Cat urine smell is strong and persistent, and could not be called exactly “inviting”.

Regular floor cleaning is a must in that case. Here are some tips what to do if your kitten doesn’t like its litter box very much and leaves “presents” on the floor.

You can use black light to detect the problematic areas.

Pet urine will glow and you will know on where exactly to focus your attention.

If you don’t have black light at home and don’t want to purchase one, just treat the entire floor. Besides, this way you’ll be sure that the whole surface is disinfect.

Vinegar kills bacteria and removes odours in a natural way. Mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water and apply on your tiled floor (you can use spray bottle to make it easier). Be careful with the vinegar, because in some cases it could bleach the flooring, so first try on small area. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, wash and move on to the next step.

Sprinkle the floor with ordinary baking soda and leave it for few minutes. If you prefer, make a paste from bicarb and hot water and smear it all over. Baking soda is good in removing grime and dirt and absorbs any smells (not only pet’s, so you can safely use it to refresh your carpet or sofas). Wash the floor.

If the smell is too stubborn, mix 1 teaspoon dish detergent and 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide. Again, you could use spray bottle. For more intensive effect combine the solution with baking soda and scrub with brush. Hydrogen peroxide penetrates any cracks and oxidizes them, specially effective for grout. If possible, allow the mixture to dry on the floor and sweep up, then wash.

Remember – cats love the smell of bleach and it will encourage them to use the same spot for another accident. They hate citrus smell, so use lemon juice with water and spread the area, this will reject them to use it for toilet again. Or simply mop the floor with warm water with lemon or orange fragrance detergent.

If you still have any concerns about bacteria, then rent a steam cleaner and thoroughly steam the floors and the surfaces where your cat climbs. The heat of the steam is very high and kills the microorganisms on its way. Or alternatively, contact a professional cleaning company to do the job.