[IVRSS_GALLERY:TYPE=CS2:DISPLAY=1:HEIGHT=205:RANDOM=NO] This pictures in the scrolling window above were taken by the new owner of this house in Canada. On the outside it looked very much like all the other houses in the area. However, in the summer time when the windows were open it was quite another story.
There were an unknown number (but apparently large) number of cats living in this house with the owners. There was a great deal of territorial spraying and urinating all over the house as is indicated by all of the pictures in the scroll.
You should notice that in several pictures the staining is quite high (3 to 4 feet) up the wall. This was obviously not done from the floor, but rather while the cat was standing on a piece of furniture. The cats also used the area under the water bed frame to hide toys, feces and other little jewels.
Repairing the house was a 2 month ordeal that was mitigated only by the fact that the new owner lived only 2 houses down the street and could retreat as necessary to their own house for rest and recovery.
Much of but not all of the drywall and all of the carpet had to be removed and discarded. Because there was so much urine in the carpeting near the walls the urine had wicked up inside the wall between the studs and the drywall. None of the wood had to be replaced because the OdorXit Concentrate eliminated the odor from the wood inside the wall and from the urine trapped between the bottom of the wall and the concrete floor.
The concrete floor out in the rooms was also heavily contaminate with urine residue as well. Washing the floor with strong detergent and using a water tolerant shop vac to remove the spent detergent and rinse water avoided spreading the dissolved urine residue around even more than it already was. Spraying the vacuum cleaner’s hose and tank with OdorXit Concentrate eliminated the odor there too.
As advised, the owner did not start replacing anything in the house until they were sure that all the odor was gone to avoid having to re-do parts of the house that were not completely deodorized. No sealers were used after the OdorXit treatments were completed and the odor did not return.
For more in depth information on how to treat urine or many other odor with OdorXit products, check out the Odor Wizard on the front page of the OdorXit Website.