Saturday, March 2, 2013

Garage Epoxy - Part 7 of 10 - Vinegar Kills Urine Odor

Fig.1 dirt on the floor
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Acetic acid (industrial grade vinegar)
Bug Sprayer (yellow container) 
Brooms floor: Soft and bristle (hard) brush
Electric shop vacuum
Extension cord
Electric floor buffer
Scrubbing pad
Shop vacuum

Rue Phon hired my repair service to clean up his three car garage because rats had invaded the area. He owned a beautiful home overlooking Azusa Hills, California. In this post my good friend Carl will be helping me solve and work out the details of the job.

This post shows the six steps to clean the garage and eliminate the urine odor from the concrete floor. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the garage floor is littered dirt, bugs and cobwebs. The urine smell can not be vacuumed up so easily, the use of commercial grade vinegar (acetic acid) on the floor to remove the smell. Fig.2 shows the vinegar bottle and the bug sprayer used to spray the floors. The vinegar was purchased at our local Sam's Club® Item #: 789344.
Fig.2 Vinegar and water pump
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 use a shop vacuum, and vacuum all the floor in the garage. All the corners, cobwebs and bugs on the floor. The shop vacuum has a larger drum and thus can handle more suction and it can also pick up water. 
Fig.3 Vacuum the floor
Fig.4: Shop Vac® 
vacuum cleaner
Step 3: Fig.5 shows to wash the garage floor with a power washer. Remove as much dirt as possible. 
Fig.5 Vacuum all the edges
Step 4: Fig.6 shows Carl using a power washer to wash the floor.
Fig.6 Wash the floor
Step 5: Fig.7 shows a commercial floor buffer with heavy duty scrubbing pad is being used to remove the pet urine order. The use of acetic acid (vinegar) helps neutralize the smell or urine. Several passes with the electric floor buffer was needed with vinegar to solve this problem.

Fig,.7 Floor buffer 
with vinegar
Step 6: Fig.8 shows the Handyman doing another pass at the garage floor. Fig.9 shows the floor washed and cleaned for the degreasers application. 
Fig.8 Using degreaser
Fig.9 Garage floor wet 
and smell great
Garage Epoxy:

    Update: DIY Advisor has New blogs check them today:

    • Cookie Alert: European Union laws requires that you know that this blog uses cookies. If you are concerned about this please click here to see how Google uses this information.

    Note: The DIY Advisor assumes no liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any jobs. The reader must always exercise reasonable caution, follow current codes and regulations that may apply, and is urged to consult with a licensed contractor if in doubt about any steps on these posts. All names were changed to protect client's privacy. DIY Advisor. Reproduction of site content including photos without permission prohibited. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2011-

    No comments:

    Post a Comment