Protecting Your Carpet From Cat Pee

December 17, 2010

Ha! Child's play.

Over the years, my husband and I completely adapted our home based on Romeo’s pee problems.

In our old house we had all hardwood floors and area rugs. One by one, Romeo ruined them until we stopped putting any rugs on the floors at all. And we just got used to our rugless life. (Ah, the things we do for our furbabies!)

Then, when we moved to our current home, things changed a bit. Our downstairs floors are hardwood and our upstairs, wall-to-wall carpet. “Uh oh,” we thought, and hoped for the best.

Sure enough, after a while, we found a pee spot in the corner of the office. We treated it with some cleaning product that promised to completely remove the odor so he wouldn’t visit the spot again.

That didn’t work.

Over time, we kept finding more pee spots, kept trying to clean them up with different “miracle” solutions and then kept finding more.

First we tried to keep Romeo out of the upstairs period. But as you can see above, our barricade didn’t work.

We wracked our brains trying to to figure out a way to protect the carpet. When cruising the aisles at Lowes one day, we discovered the perfect solution – temporary self-adhesive carpet protector.

This is not a super well-known consumer item. A lot of moving companies and professionals use it to protect their customers’ homes. It comes in rolls and is sticky on one side. By laying it over the places where Romeo peed, it kept him from going there again. Ultimately we ended up covering the entire upstairs in the stuff.

Yes, it was completely ridiculous to live like that. But it served its purpose until we found a permanent solution to end his pee problems. It’s not easy to find so ask a salesperson at Lowe’s to help you.

Good luck!