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Question DetailsAsked on 10/15/2017

basement smells like strong cat urine. didnt smell when I looked at house or walk through

Didn't smell at walk through, now 3 days later the smell is so strong.

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Sounds like either a bathroom toilet leak (smell coming through ceiling or around pipe penetrations), or maybe a stray took up residence in basement or crawlspace while the house was vacant. Rattle around to spook out any hiding cat or get an animal control contractor to look around - and check for any window or screened openingsor loose boards that are open or can be pushed aside by an animal - of course be absolutely certain animal is out before sealing off any entry point.


Many animal control shelters/pounds also have cat traps available (free or at nominal rental) which you can use to trap strays and take back to the shelter.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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