Cat Pee Soaked Pad Stuck to Hardwood Floor

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Old 02-09-18, 04:45 PM
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Cat Pee Soaked Pad Stuck to Hardwood Floor

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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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Old 02-10-18, 04:22 AM
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How to handle what? Remove the stuck down padding or get rid of pet urine odor?
 
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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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Old 02-10-18, 05:55 AM
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Sounds like they want to get the padding off that's stuck to the floor.
 
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I know but the stuck pad is only part of the problem.
 
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I was actually responding to PD, Mark, since he seemed unsure of the question. Not disagreeing with your advice!
 
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Old 02-10-18, 07:36 AM
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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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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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I suggest you use a urine remover liquid and soak pad off. The enyzmatic products will break down urine as long as they stay wet. Even if just utilized to get pad off it will begin to break down the pee.
 
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Old 03-05-18, 08:55 AM
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If the pad is soaked, then the subfloor is likely also soaked. If you really want to get rid of the smell, removing the carpet and padding and sealing the subfloor is the most effective option.
 
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