Hi Craig the Odor Dude here.
Removing cat urine from concrete is much easier than people think. Sure concrete is porous and the cat pee can soak right in, however the beauty of concrete is you can treat it with very strong odor neutralizers and not hurt the substrate, unlike carpet so it is much easier. Cat urine smell in basement areas can be difficult to locate which is why people often have problems trying to neutralize it, however following the steps below will make it easy for you.
Cleaning your concrete garage floor, or outside in your yard is very Economical to do also. Let me guide you through the proven system we use that works like nothing else on the market.
Step No 1 : Locate the source of the cat urine odor
Identify the area where the urine is situated first. The shot below shows the urine contamination where it is obvious. If you don’t know where the smell is coming from then tip some of our odor removal formula on to the concrete areas and look for foaming. It has a built in urine finding system (foams up white when exposed to urine)
If you do not want to make your own formulation this concentrate product works very well. We discovered this product in 2005 and it has had hundreds of positive feedback along with our recommendation. It does cost a bit more as its a concentrate but well worth the money.
Step No 2 : Pour The Cat Urine Odor Neutralizer onto contamination
Once you have found the contamination’s pour about 5 pints of the solution onto the areas. You can find the formula on our information page.
Leave the chemical to soak in for 5 to 10 minutes so it has a chance to penetrate into the porous concrete.
You will notice more white foaming at this stage which is the chemical working on the urine residues and this is totally normal. The chemical will start to break down the urine residues so they are able to be removed easily as shown in the next step.
Step No 3 : Assess The Area and see if the cat urine odor is gone
Once the chemical stops foaming (can take longer than 10 minutes depending on how severe the contamination is) the chemical has burnt itself out, so simply mop up with old rags or towels or a wet vac and you are done. If you are using X-O PLUS then follow instructions on label.
Give it the sniff test. If there is still strong odor there repeat the process.
That is how to remove cat urine from your concrete. So easy and so fast and 100% guaranteed
Why is concrete so hard to remove odors from?
Concrete put under a microscope has thousands of small holes like honey comb, that make up the composition of your concrete floor so imagine when you your cat or dog takes a leak on your concrete floor, the concrete sucks it up like a sponge. This is te reason we have to ensure our cat pee odor killer is given time to soak right into the concrete floor. Simply spraying the top of the floor won’t work. Give it a deep soaking and leave the chemical on so it has time to work. This method is the best way to remove cat urine smell from concrete.
So now you have the insider tips on how to rid of cat urine out of the garage concrete floor you may still have a lingering smell in the garage or laundry areas that can be treated using ozone.If it is a garage situation then you may need ozone also to remove the residue odor.
The machine below is well suited for this application