KEEP IT CLEAN BY JANEA KELLEY
GET A BLACK LIGHT
Black lights, available at pet stores and
online, help you find urine stains,
which takes a lot of the guesswork out
of removing the stink. Check floors and
walls or other vertical surfaces; even
female cats and neutered males can
spray under certain circumstances.
TRY ENZYME CLEANERS
Enzymatic cleaners actually have ingredients
that break down the urine and destroy the
odor-causing elements. They vary in cost and
effectiveness, though, so use them as directed,
and get recommendations from people you trust.
Don’t use enzymatic cleaners with other types of
cleaning agents; they can reduce the effectiveness.
PICTURE THIS: You arrive home at the end of a long workday. As you open the door, ready to sit down with a glass of wine and
mindlessly watch some TV, it hits you: the unmistakable
reek of cat pee. Suddenly, you know your day
just got a lot longer. Here are some tips if
you’re in this stinky situation.