How do you get dog pee out of hardwood floors?
I had a dog that did nothing but destroy the house. My rugs were always covered with urine. The dog has a home now and I know I need to rip up the carpets but what I need to know is how to get the odor out of the wood floor beneath the rug. I know it went through.
I want to get new carpets but need to be rid of the odors first. I heard of the Vinegar and I have not tried it yet but if I do does anyone know the mixture I must use? How much water and vinegar? I have also heard of lemon juice as well. Please help and thanks in advance.
Diane from New York
How do I remove dog urine odor from hardwood floors?
By LA from St. Louis, MO
Anyone use a floor steamer?
We have pre-finished hardwood. That means there's unsealed space between every board that pee can seep into almost immediately even though a sheet of paper won't fit in the cracks.
So when past pups have peed on the floor I've taken our floor steamer and put a bit of Woolite OxY Pet Cleaner, sometimes a bit of vinegar and quickly gone over the hardwood. I never mix two cleaners, and never add more than a bit of any cleaner to the water (less than 5% or so of the mix). Also I don't stop at any spot for more than a second or two to prevent hurting the wood or softening the finish. (I even open up a window because I don't want to breath whatever concoction I'm creating via steam.)
I'm not entirely sure if this has been effective buy my thinking was that the steam would inject itself further into any spaces between the floor boards.
We haven't had odor problems that we know of but our latest little pup is returning to the scene of the crime and repeat peeing. She may be smelling her past urination. So I'm hand spraying enough of that Woolite enzyme cleaner on the boards to let a bit soak into the spaces. I'm only leaving it there for 30 seconds at the most before wiping up though. I don't want blacken hardwood.
I'm looking forward to the day we have our floors refinished and hopefully all the fine seams sealed.
I've never mixed a bit of peroxide in the steamer water. Would that be safe?
Does anyone have a recommendation on how to remove cat urine odor from a hardwood floor? It seems to get a strong odor when the weather gets humid.
http://www.amazon.com/Out-Stain-Odo ... e=UTF8&qid=1333209241&sr=8-6
I would look around for a better price.
This will hurt ( warp.. stain ... lift up ) your wood floor cause its a liquid and you need to really spray a lot so it works
I just saw where Downey liquid softener can be used to remove dog urine smell from wood floors. Should it be used full strength or mixed with water?
By Trish P.
I have a dog and he is peeing on the hardwood floors. How can I get the urine scent out? I had a rug there previously and he peed on that. I had to throw it away and the urine scent has never left. I have tried everything. Please help.
By S Ayers
Natures Remedy is good and I have had great luck with Fizzion.
My older, more dominant, dog is often peeing on our area carpet which invariably stains our hardwood floors, leaving a terrible urine smell. Can anyone recommend a "homemade" product that's not so costly or recommend one on the market? I've tried a few items such as "natures miracle" and "simple solution" but neither really takes the smell out. Also, if you know of an inexpensive medicine for my dog for this habit, I would like to know of that too.
Connie Bodine in Austin, TX
A friend has dogs and cats, and they have had accidents on the floor which is wood. Does anyone have a solution on removing the odor from the wood? I would appreciate any advice.
Nanny from Lake Ariel
I have hard wood floors, they need to be refinished, but I can't afford it right now. I have dogs that come in the house. They stay outside most of the day and sleep inside at night. They often use the bathroom on the floors and no matter what I use to clean the hardwood floors, I can't get the urine smell out. I have even used bleach water. I need any advice out there.
Thank FF's Wife.
Pamela from Louisiana
I think I would try the vinegar in an unseen spot first if I was using it on hardwood floors and see what happens and maybe use white vinegar first (I used brown vinegar on the basement floor). I also found a cleaner at a carpet store and I've forgotten the name of the cleaner but it was pricey. It was diluted with water also. It worked well but was too expensive for the area I had. (04/02/2007)
By rae ann.
This tip works well for cat's urine, so I am sure it should work for dog's. Just use vanilla essence in the water, also place a small amount in a small bowl on the window sill.
Enjoy your day,
By Rae Leff
How can I get dog urine smells out of wood floors? I did not realize they were peeing on a certain item and when I removed the Rooster, the floor is black. I tried bleach, baking soda paste, nothing works. Is there anything I can put on the areas that the dogs are peeing on for them to stop? I have a 15 year old Shih tzu, and a 2 year old. They have just started doing this, that is why I'm puzzled. Thanks for anyone's help.
By grisluol from Spring Hill, TN
I've had people write me that have Googled "Pet Urine" that have been extremely satisfied with the results of using this post. One gal wrote me and said she couldn't remove ferret urine from below her windows until she tried the above method. She said that every time the sun shone on the ferret urine that the heat would bring the smell back. The URL tip (above) is for carpeting, but has also worked for wood flooring, too.
To keep them away from this spot (after cleaning), you can buy some double-sided carpet tape and tape this to a large piece of foam board, poster board, or cardboard. Remove tape's backing and leave the sticky side up. Put these cardboard pieces where your dogs like to go potty. They won't like the way the tape feels on their feet and will stay off. Also, never clean with ammonia. Pets think it smells like urine and will keep on going where you used the ammonia to clean. (09/01/2009)
I am trying to remove set in dog urine from old hardwood floors. It has been set in for a period of time. I have tried mopping with several things, nothing has helped. I now have a newborn who is staying with head congestion. I think this may be why. After I get this problem smell gone for good, I want to put down new floor covering. If anyone can tell me how to rid this smell for good it is appreciated. Thanks.
By Stephanie from LA
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