Human Urine Odor
Urine Odor Tip from John
I recently remodeled my in-laws home after they either passed away or were put into a managed care facility. We'll all get to the point in our lives were accidents do happen; such is the case with my mother in-law where she was paralyzed from the waist down and had no control over her bladder function. Needless to say the carpet became a mess and the odor was pretty bad. When I started removing the carpets, I can't describe how bad things were.
I used all sorts of chemicals intended to remove the urine odor, but none of them worked and I found them to be a waste of money. So I con-cocked a recipe of my own and it worked great. Better yet, it's simple and inexpensive. Before I forget, this recipe is for odors on concrete. Don't use on other surfaces unless you have nothing to lose and willing to take a risk.
Buy a large box of Arm and Hammer baking soda and a bottle of vinegar. Liberally pour the vinegar over the area where the urine stain is located on the concrete floor. Then liberally sprinkle the baking soda on top of that. You'll see all sorts of bubbles being formed. Use a stiff bristle brush to work into the stain. Let the mixture set for several hours and then remove it by using a large putty knife to scrape if off. BTW - Be sure to wear rubber gloves doing this for obvious reasons. After scraping off the mixture, let things dry and then sweep up the residual. The urine odor should be gone or almost completely gone depending on how deep the stain penetrated the concrete.
This mixture is the best thing I've found to work and I've tried many items commercially available that just don't do the job a all. My Response:
Great tip John! Thanks for sharing it with us.
I am sure your urine odor tip would also work great on pet odors. And it is quite possible that it would work great on other surfaces, other than concrete, but as John advised, use caution so that you don't ruin the surface you are trying to clean and deodorize.