Removing the bulk of the problem
Shampooing (extracting) a carpet contaminated with urine will
remove large amounts but not all of the urea salt. Even using a treatment
called acid wash will not remove all of the urea salt though it can remove
most of the salt and a great deal more dirt.
Washing flooring will also remove much of the urea salt, but flooring
has an additional dimension which must be considered. Almost all
wood flooring material uses a tongue and groove design to hold the boards
together after being installed. The small cracks between adjacent boards
allow the urine, while in liquid form, to run into the cracks and dry,
leaving the dreaded urea salt in the cracks. Particle board and OSB flooring
takes this problem to the limit with hundreds of tiny cracks per square inch.
And though the cracks are rather small you have to count them all. Washing
of the soluble urea salt out of all these cracks and the pores in the
wood is simply not going to happen regardless of how well you wash the
flooring or what cleaning agent you use.
Makes 4 gallons of product 16oz bottle
OdorXit® Concentrate is a powerful, all natural salts and oils odor eliminator. This 16 ounce bottle is enough to eliminate odors on 1,000 sqft of hard surface. It is safe and easy to apply as it attacks and neutralizes almost all organic odors and some inorganic odors on contact. Organic odors are odors such as human and animal urine and feces, vomit, decaying matter, rotting food in refrigerators, trash cans, skunk spray, fish, etc.
Concrete flooring, despite its hard appearance, is porous. If
water can seep though a concrete wall or floor, you can bet that urine
can and does the same. Concrete covered with tile presents an interesting
problem because there are gaps between the tile and cavities between the
tile and the concrete. These gaps and cavities can and will harbor large
amounts of odor causing material.
Finally, because it takes very little urea salt
to produce large amounts of mercaptan (the odor), additional treatment
alternatives must be considered.
Additional Treatment with OdorXit Concentrate
Making OdorXit Concentrate solution act like urine