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Old 08-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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dog urine in garage floor -- been there for a while

we just got rid of a deadbeat tenant who had a cat and dog which were left all day in the garage --- they used this to go to the bathroom all over and left a terrible urine smell. They lived there for more than six months so that urine has probably been there for monhts. what can I use or do to get this oder out??


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Old 08-01-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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It might be a lot simpler to remove than you think. You'll need the garage empty because you're going to scrub the floor with a liquid that will require rinsing. Take equal parts white vinegar (note:WHITE) and hot water with a detergent like Simple Green. Using some kind of brush, scrub the areas and make sure the solution is soaked into the concrete. Rinse, let it dry and it's done. We use the same process on the insides of houses where the dogs have destroyed the carper with urine and replacing it with tile. We also have a wet vac to remove the liquids.
You might also consider after doing this to invest in a muriatic acid wash and painting the floor with a urethane type paint. Sure makes it easy to have a garage floor look like new after renters move out. I've found Sherwin Williams to last the longest on a concrete floor.


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I'd powerwash it with a cleaner designed for pet stains. You might need to do this a few times. I just dealt with this on an enclosed porch with a concrete floor.
I cleaned it 4 times before the water was on the clear side.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Pet Supply stores sell a liquid enzyme product that works very well. Trouble is in your case it will take a lot because you flood the effected areas with the liquid enzyme and let it soak in. It will go everywhere the urine would go and totally eradicate it. Then rinse well.

You could also use Pine-sol with water to scrub with then let it sit. Once dry rinse it with a hose.
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