Selling Your House That Smalls Like Cats
We love animals! But even as cute as they are, the reality is that if you’ve had cats or other pets in your house, they have most likely been “marking their territory” all over your home. If you are looking to sell your house, this is an issue you’ll need to address. Having cat or other animal odors just might be a deal breaker when trying to sell your house.
Cat urine, in particular, can be extremely difficult to get rid of unless specifically treated and dealt with. Put yourself in the shoes of someone walking into your home, looking to buy. If their first impression is the cat odor, your chances of selling the house have already significantly decreased right off the bat.
How To Treat Cat Smells Before Listing Your House
Selling your house can be stressful, even if your house is in perfect condition. If you have a house that smells like cats or cat urine, it will make selling your home more difficult. Cat urine and cat smell may be a challenge, but there are ways to fix it prior to selling your house. Consider these steps:
1. Remove The Carpet
The first thing recommendation is to remove any and all carpet in the house. Most likely there is damage under the carpet that is unseen. Be sure to remove everything including the padding under the carpet.
2. Check Subflooring For Damage
Often, if a cat has urinated frequently on the carpet, it will cause damage to the subfloor under the carpet. This happens when the urine soaks through the carpet and is absorbed by the subflooring. Over time, this flooring retains that smell and omits it into the air. Your carpets may have just been cleaned, but that subflooring may still omitting cat odors and you may not even know it.
If the subflooring is damaged, it may need to be replaced. If the flooring does not need to be replaced, sealing it with something like BIN Original Primer can help eliminate the urine smell.
3. Use an Ozone Machine To Remove Cat Odors in The Air
An ozone machine can be expensive, however, they are sometimes available to rent. We recommend researching how to safely use an Ozone Machine prior to using as it can make the air toxic to breath for a certain period of time after use.
Ozone machines will only clean the air of odors so if there is still an active source of pet odor in the house, it won’t do much good. This method is recommended to be used in addition to removing and treating the source of the cat odor.
Sell Your House As-Is, Without Doing Any of The Above
If you are overwhelmed with the idea of making all these repairs, you can still sell your house. This option is no doubt the easiest and fastest way to sell your house without having to spend time and money to get rid of animal smells. New Horizon Home Buyers is a cash home buying company specializing in purchasing homes with all kinds of issues including bad smells. If you want to know how much we can pay for your house in cash, click here to Get Your Offer.
With New Horizon, you can sell your house fast without having to do any repairs yourself or deal with picky buyers as you may encounter selling on the open market. Ultimately, you may be able to get more money for your house going through the process outlined above. It’s just going to take a lot of time and money up front to get it done. The benefit to selling to New Horizon is that it’s Fast & Easy. We take care of all the difficult issues so you don’t have to.
We Buy Houses That Smell Like Cat Pee in Chattanooga, TN
New Horizon Home Buyers is a local home buying company in Chattanooga, TN. We buy houses 100% As-Is in Cash. We can buy your Tennessee house and handle all the hard work so you don’t have to. If you want to sell your house in Chattanooga, get your No Obligation All Cash Offer today.
Our selling process is 100% free. Even if you are unsure of what you want to do, I encourage you to reach out for a free offer on your house. You have nothing to lose.
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