Cat Urine in Brick

country_sunshineMay 18, 2011

My niece just purchased a lovely home with a brick hearth. Problem is that when she went to clean the brick to prepare it for sealing it, it brought up the unmistakable smell or cat urine. She is NOT happy !! But I told her I would try to find a solution to her problem..... so ..... anyone have any suggestions? She has tried some scent removal solvents that she got at WalMart, but the scent persists. She is threatening to have the entire hearth ripped out, but the brick is all hand made by the previous owner who built the home. and it would be a shame to destroy those wonderful bricks..


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She should put the sealer she wanted to on the hearth. It will seal in the cat smell

She didn't smell it until she tried to clean the hearth so it can't be that strong.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 7:07PM
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Ask if she has tried Natures Miracle. It has worked for me where my cats "missed" the cat box and instead dribbled/sprayed urine onto a tile floor. NM is a liquid enzyme cleaner found in pets stores. As I said, it works for me and my cats.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 9:06AM
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She went to Petsmart and found something called (I think ) Stink free... and she said that worked pretty well and now is applying the first coat of sealer. She said she can't smell any more pee. Thank you for your responses.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 12:18PM
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Spray the brick with plain white vinegar. It might take a couple of applications, but it WILL work. Over 30 years ago we bought a home with a crawlspace. Everytime it rained, the house stank of cat urine. We ripped out the carpets thinking they were the source. Found out from neighbors that the previous , elderly owners allowed their cats to use the crawlspace as a litter box. We did one good douse of white vinegar and never smelled it again in the 17 years we lived there.!!!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 4:15PM
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