Every cat owner knows that sometimes cats find places to go to the bathroom other then their litter box. Cats can also be a little random with where they spray before they are "fixed." Everyone who has had a cat with a urinary tract infection knows that the whole house becomes a litter box, and blood stained urine spots pop up in unexpected places. Cat urine can destroy carpet and furniture, and cleaning it is a battle.
There are several specialty products to clean stains from cat urine. These products are generally over-priced as they are geared specifically to target cat urine. But, anyone who has tried these products knows they do not work. Often times, they are watered down, soapy, or over scented. Many make the stain appear to fade, but then once the spot has dried, the stain is clearly visible again. Others briefly mask the smell. But if the smell is merely being masked, it will return and be just as strong as the day it was discovered.
Another big mistake in cleaning cat urine is the suggestion that ammonia and vinegar will remove the scent and stain. These are two of the worst possible agents to use in cleaning up after a cat. Both ammonia and vinegar contain elements found in cat urine. Because cats are instinctively drawn to urinate in the same spot, they are more likely to continue to urinate outside of their box, confusing the smell of the ammonia or vinegar for that of their own urine. If you are having issues with your cat urinating regularly outside of their box, it is advised that you clean the urine with paper towels. Next, place the urine soaked paper towels in the rear of the litter box so the cat can follow the scent to the box the next time it has to urinate. Thoroughly clean any area outside of the liter box to remove both the smell and the odor.
The problem however is finding a cleaner that does remove the stain and the odor. Solvents that are watered down essentially saturate the urine deeper into the carpet. Soapy chemicals do nothing to break the stain down. Many cleaners have chemicals which can damage carpet and upholstery, or worse yet, make your pet sick. A good stain remover will actually get into the stain and break the structural bond of that stain. When this happens, the stain can then be lifted from the surface it had adhered to. If the bond of the stain is not being broken down, then you are not removing it. Once broken down and lifted, you are not only pulling out the stain, but you are also eliminating the odor.
Genesis 950 Concentrate is an effective product that will not only remove cat urine stains and smells, but it will do it without causing any damage to your carpet or furniture. It is safe, environmentally friendly and does not contain harsh toxins such as alcohol, acid, ammonia or bleach. Genesis 950 is easy to use. It comes in concentrate form and should be mixed with water for best results. The water actually helps work with Genesis 950 to soak into the stain. Once absorbed into the stain, the mixture will break the structural bonds of the stain. By breaking the bonds of the stain, the stain and the odor accompanying it can then be lifted. Using Genesis 950 in a mixture with warm water, stains can be lifted from carpets, rugs or furniture with a sponge or rag. For larger stains, Genesis 950 can be used in steam cleaners. In addition to removing stains and deodorizing, Genesis 950 also works as a disinfectant, killing germs and bacteria.
Cat urine stains can be a problem, but why let them. They are removable. You don't have to throw out furniture or replace carpeting if you have the right product to treat the stains. Genesis 950 is highly recommended and is available in pints, quarts and gallons at www.amerikalstore.com
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