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Cat Pee Soaked Pad Stuck to Hardwood Floor


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02-09-18, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Cat Pee Soaked Pad Stuck to Hardwood Floor

Evening all,

I started demo on a house I am flipping today and when we pulled up the carpet the pad has basically fused with the hardwood flooring. I spent an hour or so with a putty knife and got some but there are huge areas where it's not making a dent. Anyone have any ideas on how to handle this?

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02-10-18, 05:22 AM   #2 (permalink)  
How to handle what? Remove the stuck down padding or get rid of pet urine odor?

 
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02-10-18, 05:43 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Sanding would get rid of the padding BUT if the urine has soaked thru the cracks in the hardwood you'd probably need to rip it up, seal the plywood and install new flooring.


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02-10-18, 06:55 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Sounds like they want to get the padding off that's stuck to the floor.


Adopt a shelter pet!
Spay or neuter your pet!
Please don't leave pets or kids in a hot car!
Bring your pets inside in this cold weather! Have some compassion and sense.

 
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02-10-18, 07:01 AM   #5 (permalink)  
I know but the stuck pad is only part of the problem.


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02-10-18, 07:05 AM   #6 (permalink)  
I was actually responding to PD, Mark, since he seemed unsure of the question. Not disagreeing with your advice!


Adopt a shelter pet!
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02-10-18, 08:36 AM   #7 (permalink)  
Sanding would get rid of the padding BUT if the urine has soaked thru the cracks in the hardwood you'd probably need to rip it up, seal the plywood and install new flooring.
If he's lucky the pad would probably hold most of the liquid vs soaking into the wood/subfloor. But it's got to be nasty!!

 
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02-12-18, 11:54 AM   #8 (permalink)  
Just to be clear, there is actual hardwood flooring under the carpet and padding that you are trying to salvage, or are you referring to the plywood subfloor?

 
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