Extra toil, extra patience
DEAR MARY: I have been using Nok-Out (which was recently renamed SNiPER) very successfully for months. Thank you for the recommendation.
However, I have cat urine odor on my sofa and chair that I can’t get out. She sprayed on them. (Did you know that a spayed female cat will spray under s t r ess?) I have soaked the stains thoroughly, more than once. Sometimes the stench goes away for a short period of time; other times it smells like a combo of urine and Nok-out for awhile. But the full odor returns. Help! I can’t stand it. — Linda
DEAR LINDA: Oh boy, this is bad. The offending odor soaked into the stuffing of those pieces of furniture. Nok-Out has to penetrate successfully to reach every area that was infected. If the cat truly sprayed, is it possible that the spray went in all directions and you might need to expand the area of treatment?
I sent an SOS to Ted Price at Nok-Out asking him what he thinks your best bet is. I certainly know why you’re having this problem, but I’m not fully confident in a solution: The following is my correspondence with Ted. — Mary
DEAR TED: Can you take a look at Linda’s cat odor problem, which is included in this column, and weigh in on how to use Nok-Out to eliminate this horrible odor once and for all? — Mary
DEAR LINDA: Sure, Mary. I feel your pain, Linda! But don’t worry: There is a permanent solution to this problem and I’m sure I can help.
The most important thing you need to know when using Nok-Out is that it is an oxidizer. When it comes into direct contact with the stinky stuff, it oxidizes (changes) the area so it no longer has an odor. The operative phrase here is: Direct contact.