We have just moved into an old house and the woman who lived here before had a dog who was left alone in the house often.
We are discovering more and more areas where the dog had its favourite pee spots, including corners of plaster, wooden skirting boards, concrete, and of course carpets.
First we ripped up the carpets and threw them out. Then we thought we'd wash the walls and this has MADE IT WORSE! There are several corners I can hardly bear to walk past as the smell is SO strong. The dog actually died some time ago, so this pee has been here a very long time.
Please could anyone tell us what to do next. I have bought some scrubbing brushes and we have bleach....would this do any good? Or is there a product out there which really works properly?
I would be so grateful if anyone can help me solve this as it's ruining our enjoyment of our new home the wreck we just bought
The plaster on these corners is pee-saturated and is coming away and we will remove as much as we can.
But that still leaves the wooden bits and the floor. I have been looking on amazon and have found simple solution, and there also other products like Urine off, but there also various tips on internet about vinegar, baking powder, peroxide.
Cuebill - the pee is not fresh, the dog died last december and I think was peeing on these same spots for many years! Some of them were still wet!
DH is saying let's buy peroxide and just brush it on, he thinks this will kill the bacteria.....
Bleach will make it worse, so will peroxide. You need something to break down the uric acid. Killing the bacteria won't get rid of the smell. As urine dries, it becomes ammonia and a salt which is what makes the smell.
Biological washing powder is a good fix, and there are some specialist products available although bio washing powder has always done it OK for me. If it is really ingrained, the only thing which will fix it is getting rid of the ruined parts, but I would try a concerted blitz with dissolved washing powder.
Perhaps get a damp specialist in to rule it out? Damp can smell pretty acrid, so could be mistaken for dog wee. When we were house hunting we viewed a house with really bad damp, and the smell was chronic
Hi I'm desperately trying to find a solution for long term dog pee and found this thread. Appreciate it's over a month old but was wondering if you've managed to solve the problem. My house has lovely old wood flooring throughout. It's varnished and looks beautiful but the smell of dog pee in the sittingroom is bad. The previous owners had 2 dogs and I think the pee is very old. Some web sites suggest it may be necessary to replace the wood but we couldn't afford to. Its a very large room. Please let me know how you are progressing. Thanks.