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How to Remove the Smell of Urine from Wood Floors



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Learning how to remove the smell of urine from wood floors can be easy and inexpensive. Pet owners know that sometimes their pets have an accident, and untreated areas can cause more accidents in the same spot. This can lead to a terrible smell of urine that makes life unbearable. This article will provide you with several helpful tips on how to remove the smell of urine from wood floors.

Bleach

When trying to remove the smell of urine from wood floors bleach may be your best friend. Bleach kills odors and bacteria, and it will work wonderfully on your wood floor. Urine can be a very strong smell, but a mixture of bleach and water will help remove the smell of urine from your wood floor. Simply mix 1 part bleach with 1 part water and apply to the area that smells like urine. Let sit for about an hour before mopping up. Urine can really soak in to wood floors, and it is important to get the smell fighting agents soaked in as well.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is great when trying to remove the smell of urine from a wood floor. Simply sprinkle the baking soda over the area with the urine smell and allow it to sit for several hours. The baking soda will stick to the floor until it is dry. When it is dry sweep it up with a broom. For very persistent urine smells you can make a paste using 1 part baking soda and 1 part water. Rub this into the area of your wood floor that smells like urine and sweep up when dry. Reapply as needed.

Vinegar

Pouring vinegar onto a urine smelling area of your wood floor is another remedy for this problem. Simply cover the area with vinegar and let it sit for at least an hour. Mop up the vinegar and the urine smell will be gone. Vinegar is also very strong smelling, and the vinegar smell may last for a day, but when it is gone the smell of urine will also be gone.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Another way to remove the smell of urine from your wood floor is hydrogen peroxide. Simply pour hydrogen peroxide onto the smelly area and let it bubble up into it stops foaming. Then use paper towels, newspaper, or a rag to mop up the peroxide. This method will remove the smell of urine from your wood floor quickly and easily.

If you are trying to remove the smell of urine from your wood floor look no further! These methods will work so try them today!

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