Dog odor comes in a few different forms and it is important to determine what sort you have. Here are the three most popular forms of dog odor. All dog odors benefit from cleaning with the formulation specified below in conjunction with heat if required.
1. Dog urine odor in concrete
2. General dog odor in concrete from the oils in the dogs fur and often from oils expressed from the anal glands (certain breeds of dogs smell stronger than others). Dog odor can be increased in damp and humid conditions
3. Dog poo odor in concrete (when dog feces residues get walked into the porous concrete and then bacteria forms and dog poo odor is created.
All odors can be easily fixed using a cleaning formulation specifically designed for concrete floors. The formulation will clean dog oils, dog urine and dog feces from any garage floor made of concrete or wood. The steps to follow are….
How to get all types of dog odor out of concrete
Step No 1.Make the formulation using 4 simple household chemicals mixed into a large bucket. Very cheap to make and goes a long way
Step No 2. Apply the formulation to the flooring substrate to see where the contamination’s are using a garden sprayer or a garden watering can.
Look for white foaming. More often than not some areas will be worse than others. For example if a dog sleeps in an area then it is likely to smell stronger than areas it just walks on.
Step No 3. Broom in gently and leave for 5-10 minutes ensuring the floor is kept wet all the time. This gives time to allow the chemicals to work.The formulation will then eat into the contaminants i.e dog oils, dog urine, and dog feces to remove the odor.
Step No 4. When the foaming has stopped you can remove the residues with old towels or you can suck them up with a wet vacuum cleaner. I often flush the area with warm water and then suck that up with a wet vacuum. (Preferred method)
Old towels does just as good a job but you do need a lot of them to get all the residues. If it is a hot summers day then the garage floor will dry quite quickly. if it is cold and wintery use a lot of towels or as shown below a wet vacuum cleaner.
Also Ozone is very effective for odor removal and can boost the whole process plus sterilize your home
Here is the link to buy the ozone machine we use