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yellowkat 04-30-2011 08:56 AM

Dog pee on ceramic tile...
 
I know the title seems stupid, its not hard to clean it up if its recent. But, my boyfriend and I are moving into his parents basement/out of his 9x10 room because his sister is moving out, YAY more space!

One of the many problems with the basement though is that his sister owned a small dog, and it peed and pooped on the basement floor for years now, and she never cleaned it up, she would let it sit there for months and months. It just got to a point of disgusting you only see on those animal horder shows. Ok, maybe not THAT bad, but you get where I'm going.

I'm not sure what she had cleaned it with in the past but since this has been going on for over 3 years, even though she has tried to clean it, you can smell the stench from upstairs whenever you walk by the door. Its the worst.

So I'm wondering what might be my best option in getting rid of the smell. I was thinking I'd mop/scrub with pinesol but I'm really not sure, if it would only cover up the smell or if it would really get rid of it. Maybe bleach but there are no windows down there and it really makes me wonder if that is such a good idea being trapped with it.

Thanks.

oldognewtrick 04-30-2011 01:43 PM

Well, if I were said sister parents, I'd take her down stairs and rub her cute little nose in the offending oder spots... but I'm not really know as being the most sensitive person.

I'd suggest going to a pet store and asking them for a pet urine neutralizer. Cleaning alone will only temporaly take care of the oder. What type of floor covering is in the pet fragrant basement?

nealtw 05-02-2011 12:06 AM

You haven,t moved out yet?

DIYMom 05-02-2011 08:43 PM

Vinegar is cheap and helps neutralize smells.

DIYHomeDesign 05-09-2011 03:17 PM

There are enzymatic cleaners sold at pet stores that you'll need to get. That's pretty much the only thing that'll get the smell out. You might need to borrow a black light from someone--that will help you see where the urine spots actually are.

Good luck!

housediy 08-30-2011 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DIYHomeDesign (Post 56818)
There are enzymatic cleaners sold at pet stores that you'll need to get. That's pretty much the only thing that'll get the smell out. You might need to borrow a black light from someone--that will help you see where the urine spots actually are.

Good luck!

Thanks for the question and the replies, I needed it. My elderly canine companion urinated on our tile floor in the bathroom. Although, I thought I got it up, I know it still seeped into the grout. I ended up calling the professionals such as the NYC plumbing people. It was expensive and I don't know if they did a better job than I did. I am going to try the vinegar idea.

RD55 08-30-2011 07:07 PM

i would mop with whatever you can, like you originally stated. and if that doesn't work, i would take further steps and go to the pet store to get something specialized for that

kzhen8 09-01-2011 09:49 AM

Since I have a puppy and have wooden floors, we use this spray that is geared towards to removing the pee scent and stains. I believe that's the only way you can get rid of that, all you have to do is let it soak in. You can find it at any pet store and ask for a strong pee odor remover and it'll do the trick! Good luck. If the smell still doesn't go away, try using lysol wipes, it won't stink up the house too.

CallMeVilla 06-21-2012 07:05 PM

A very hot steam cleaner is a good start. Carpet guys can do this for you. Once the water is removed, THEN you can try all the other options.

I saw a carpet guy use his cleaning wand to melt years of tobacco stains of walls in a remodel. It worked amazingly well. Since we were replacing the carpeting, we just let the water run down the walls into the cruddy carpet. Then we removed the carpet, seals the walls, and repainted. You would never have know there was a smoker in the house for 15 years!

Maybe this approach could work for pet odors too?

1stTimeDIY 11-16-2013 10:19 AM

There is a product called anti icky poo. It's one of the enzyme cleansers but I swear by this one. It is pricy but a little goes a very long way.


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