How to Remove Dog Urine Smell From Concrete
This article is a quick step by step on how to remove urine smell from concrete. Concrete is extremely porous and absorbs odors quickly. Daily cleaning can disinfect the surface of the floors but the bacteria hides deep inside the substrate causing awful smells to continue. You can permanently solve this problem by sealing your concrete with Creto concrete sealants. By applying Creto Deep Penetrating Sealer (DPS) to a concrete substrate it neutralizes the preexisting bacteria and locks out any new odors from entering. It crystallizes through the concrete making it completely waterproofed. Creto Top Seal can also be used to prevent urine smell by not allowing any liquids to penetrate due to it’s hydrophobic nature. Liquids then bead up on top of the concrete ready to be rinsed away and no smell is created.
-First off, any concrete that has urine odor should have any preexisting topical sealers removed. This can be done using an over the counter floor stripper or a floor machine equipped with stripping pads. Then the floors need to be thoroughly cleaned to remove any stripper residue.
-Second the concrete needs to be prepped by doing a light sanding, grinding or acid etch. This will open up the pores of the concrete and allow the substrate to absorb the new sealer. A pole sander, floor machine with diamond pads, or a pump sprayer and mop can be used.
-Third, after the floor is prepped it is ready for the Creto DPS application. Pour the DPS onto the floor and either mop or roll it across all areas until the entire floor looks wet. Keep moving puddled areas to the dry looking areas for 30 minutes. Reapply sealer as needed during that time. After 30 minutes remove any excess sealer with a dry mop or towel. Allow the areas to cure for 24 – 48 hours.
-Lastly apply the Creto Top Seal to the concrete. This can be done with a roller or mop. Only apply one coat and do not allow the sealer to puddle. One coat is all that is needed and after 24 hours you will see water bead up if applied to the concrete.
This process permanently removes preexisting urine odor from concrete and prevents it from coming back. Use this in your kennel, vet clinic, dog walk, or outside patio. This can also be used in places like San Francisco where homeless urinating on the sidewalks is prevalent.