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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:17 pm 
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Hi all

I was wondering if anyone can give me any pointers to a safe, effective cleaner for carpets etc, when there are any 'accidents', which will deter any further 'accidents' in the same spot. I've found Urine'Off on the internet, but wondered which one is the best in your opinions. Any help on this will be really appreciated.

I collect my new kitten this Saturday :D :D :D - so excited!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:27 pm 
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Hi there

After years of being a cat owner the best thing I have found is washing powder with warm water. it's a good all round cleaner with no harsh chemicals and as it's good enough for clothes it works a treat on furnishings, carpets etc and the scent illiminates there scent. Bleach based products inhance any smell and incourage the little munchkins to go back to that same spot
Hope that helps, it works for me :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Clean the area with biological washing powder then spray over with either white vinegar or surgical spirits.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:58 pm 
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thanks for your advice - this forum is really good - people here are really helpful :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:05 pm 
I was watching "How clean is your house" the other day and Aggie suggested Sodawater.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:13 pm 
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The wife (Michelle). She does it so well for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:00 pm 
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Stu wrote:
The wife (Michelle). She does it so well for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol:

Ooooh you slave driver, you! :lol:

Biological washing powder here, too. Make sure you get all the powder residue out. And Simple Solution enzyme cleaner to finish off. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:12 pm 
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I'm not sure but think this is right it needs to be a non bio washing powder as it contains less cleaning agents that could entice the cat back to the same spot again. Then use surgical spirit, vinegar etc after :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:36 am 
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I would be carefull using washing powders, just about all washing powders have an amount of bleach or bleaching agent. This will be called various things on the packet, oxygen based cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, Sodium Hypochloride, etc etc. It's not very good to use this as you cannot completely get the chlorine base of this out. If you use a vinager after this which is acid based there are possibilities of a reaction (very small possibility I know), which would result in chlorine gas being created. This would only be small amounts which generally you would not notice. If a cat was to sniff this area at the time of reaction it could cause a fair amount of damage.

If you mixed washing powder with washing up liquid this creates ammonia gas


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:25 am 
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It has to biological washing powder to kill the enzymes, non bio does not do this

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:28 am 
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manic cats wrote:
It has to biological washing powder to kill the enzymes, non bio does not do this

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Oooops :oops: Sorry Sue but thank you for putting me right :wink: I assumed because there are enzymes in biological that it would entice them back to the spot :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:14 am 
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Cat urine has enzimes and protein in it. That is why you need to use biological washing powder and white vinegar/surgical spirits to clean the spot. One kills off the enzime and one the protein. If they are not killed off, the cat will still smell the enzimes and proteins and keep going back to the spot and refreshing it :evil:

After the spot has been cleaned and is dry, put a plastic tray with a bowl of dry food on the spot. Cats will never mark where their food is


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:27 pm 
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you can also put lemon oil on the area afterwards to put them off :wink:


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