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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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How to get rid of cat pee odor on floors

Hi, my friend has a problem with cat pee on her hardwood floors. She left her place for 3 days and changed the cat litter before, she has 2 litter boxes and 2 cats, one male, one female, both spayed and neutered, both are 4 years old and healthy. Apparently her cats decided that the litter box was not clean enough or that they missed her and were upset, and peed on her hardwood floor...Thing is, her floors are very damaged and some of the wood no longer has varnish on it, so the wood itself is exposed.
I was at her house yesterday and did notice a cat pee smell in one area of her livingroom. Note that the smell is only in the livingroom, they did not pee anywhere else.
The problem is that we tried to sniff all around and cannot pinpoint the exact spot where they peed. What we did was use some upholstry-carpet cleaning liquid (the kind you use when you rent a carpet cleaning machine), and washed the floor with that, not knowing exactly where the accident happened, we did the whole livingroom floor...This did NOT work, and it still smells of cat pee... We then proceded to use about 1 liter of vinegar in 4 liters of water and mopped the whole livingroom again, that did not work either, it did get rid of a bit of the smell, but it still lingers...
Does anyone know of a way to get rid of this smell... We are very desperate to get rid of it!
PS we did sniff on the couch and lounge chair and the smell does not come from there, so they did noy pee on the furniture.

Thanks for your help and advice.

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