I have dogs. Cat urine carries a little more smell. I always have a bottle of PEE PEE, you can buy it at Petco. It neutralizes the odor so the cat will stop going in the same place. No odor, no mistakes. hopefully they will take it outside after a while.
Boy oh boy do I have some experience with this! I don't have a cat but I do have a VERY stubborn dachshund puppy who pretty much uses any carpet as his own personal bathroom. I tried steam cleaners, woolite, even home remedies that I got off the internet and honestly nothing worked. My neighbor, also a proud wiener dog owner, told me to try this stuff called Nature's Miracle. It smells like lemon and is supposed to remove the staind AND the smell. It also apparently is supposed to make them not want to got there again but I don't know about that one. You should be able to get it any pet store. Hope this helps!
To get rid of cat pee smell you can crush one cup, dried herbs like rosemary, lavender, etc. One teaspoon ground cloves, cinnamon and baking soda.Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then vacuum.
Moving forward after getting the smell out I would build a ventilated litter box (quite an easy DIY). It worked so well in our 1 bedroom apartment and now owning a house it's been even easier to implement. If you need a link to how I did our I can send one. Pretty much used a small motion sensor with a delay and 2 silent USB computer ventilation fans for the aeration. You can kind of see where the fan panel went in this photo. should've taken more "process" photos.
When I worked at a vet/kennel place, we had this stuff called Longone? Longon? Sorry, it been a while.lol. Anyhoo, I can vouch for this stuff. Its what we used there to clean bedding, towels, and aprons.
I'm sorry for bumping this old thread, but I really feel like I have some advice to offer you - and you seemed to really need it at the time.....
One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.
My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is weird...my neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked. He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at.
It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior.
Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)
Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out: nomorecatpee.com
I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this. Cheers!
Vinegar is great for that indeed. I would also recommend to follow-up with a baking soda-based air freshener.
Although it is only a temporary fix, the cat pee odor can be removed with an air purifier or an air freshener for cat urine. Obviously the best way to get rid of cat pee smell is to replace the carpet, but if you do not want to spend the money then you can reduce the odor significantly with an air freshener and an air purifier. Not only does cat urine smell on carpets, but it also smells from the litter box. Litter box odor can be a large issue as well. Use an air purifier for cat odor and an air freshener for cat pee smell to make your home smell better.