Why Cat Urine Stains Smell Worse in Hot Weather
Here in the United States, spring has finally arrived. If you’ve had a cat urine odor problem since last fall or winter, and you thought you cleaned each puddle thoroughly, you may find out otherwise now that the heat and humidity have returned.
This article briefly describes the different components of cat urine and why it smells so much worse in hot weather. This article also discusses the most effective cleaning solution to permanently remove the odor and stain.
Cat urine stains are difficult to remove because it has five different strains of bacteria. Two of these are associated with the cat’s marking scent. The others are found in cat spray, urine, and uric acid.
The sticky, sticky part of cat urine is urea. The pigment is urochrome, and then there are uric acid crystals, which look like salt.
The first two components are fairly easy to clean. It is uric acid with its crystals and salt that persist, causing the continuous smell of cat urine. These crystals are insoluble and stick tightly to anything they fall on. This is why you cannot successfully remove the smell of cat urine with ordinary household cleaners.
The crystals are reactivated with moisture. And this is the reason why the smell of cat urine is stronger in hot climates: the humidity of the air reacts with the crystals and, once again, you smell the cat urine stain, even though you have cleaned and cleaned that place in particular.
To completely remove the odor and stain, the crystals must be removed from the surface to which they adhere. The only effective cleaning solution is an enzyme pet cleaner that is specifically manufactured to attack components of cat urine.
These cleaners are special enzyme formulas that consume the bacterial components, ultimately removing the odor and stain. Common household cleaners do not contain enzymes, because most masses do not contain uric acid.
There are several reputable enzyme cleaners for pets available at your local pet store. Read the instructions carefully and follow them completely for best results. If the stain is very old, several applications will be necessary to completely eradicate the stain and odor.