Cat urine is made up of water, enzymes, uric acid, and other chemicals – with a yellow coloration. When a cat urinates or sprays on your carpets, the urine that comes out on a ph level is an acid, but after a couple of days hours this acid begins transformation to an alkaline due to bacteria cause a bad yellowing spot. The urine salts produced from the alkaline mixes with the yellowing and causes discolorations that are sometimes visible on floors.
The most important thing you can do with cat urine is get it removed as quickly as possible.
The longer urine is left on a rug or carpet, the harder it is to reverse the carpets ph. The ammonia that releases ammonia gases in the air animal urine can be very unpleasant to smell. It is important to note this because it sometimes can appear like a carpet cleaner cannot fix an old “stain” -even though the carpet is clean – because the stain is actually a color change that has taken place within the carpet fibers because of the ph change.
Another factor with cat urine is the odor left behind. This awful smell is produced by the ammonia and bacteria mentioned above, and if they are not killed off the right way, the smell will get worse when when humidity levels rise. This is why a home or a floor with pets can smell worse on a humid Castle Rock day or when wet. Urine also soaks down into the laytex or the pad, and can be hard to remove by hand.
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