Dog Urine Odor on Tile & Grout
My dog has urinated on the tile and grout in my kitchen. On humid days the smell of urine is very obvious, I am assuming because the urine has penetrated the grout. Can you recommend product(s) to help get rid of the odor? Thank you.
We have several good urine odor products we can recommend. I would suggest Severe Urine Neutralizer (SUN) because it is very effective for dog urine odor and easy to use. The key is to get it in contact with the urine residue. If the urine has penetrated the grout (and it usually will unless the grout has recently been sealed with a very good sealer), then the SUN (or any product you use) will need to penetrate that area also. If there are cracks in the grout, the urine can run down and get under the tile and into the wood or concrete underneath. Also, pay attention to around the edges of the tile, under the baseboard and toe-kick on the cabinets — anywhere the urine might have run.
A black light in a dark room helps to locate any urine residue areas. Then you can concentrate on those areas. Let the SUN solution run down and soak into the areas where you think the urine has done the same. SUN solution will neutralize the odor in just a few minutes. Give it 5 to 10 minutes. You can wet vac or wipe up any excess solution after this period of time. Then let it dry naturally, or you can put a fan on it to aid drying. If there is still an odor after you have used SUN, that indicates the SUN solution has not come in contact with all the dog urine residue.