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Mouse pee smell inside pressboard amp cabinet - How to Remove Odor
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Old 18th October 2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Mouse pee smell inside pressboard amp cabinet - How to Remove Odor

A customer's amp came in from storage with unknown damages. Turns out, there was a large mouse nest inside. Now, the electrical has been fixed (mice love certain types of wire insulation), and I would like to clean/remove the horrible odor, to ensure health + safety as well as resale value.

What can I use to remove the smell/contamination? Thanks.

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Old 18th October 2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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What can I use to remove the smell/contamination?
Amazon.com : Professional Grade Dog and Cat Urine Stain and Odor Eliminator - Great on Carpet, Hardwood Floors, Concrete, Mattress, Furniture, Laundry, Turf by Remove Urine : Pet Urine Enzyme Cleaner Safe For Hardwood Floors : Pet Supplies
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Old 18th October 2017, 07:34 PM   #3
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Old 18th October 2017, 08:48 PM   #4
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Try this ....
5oz Hydrogen Peroxide
1 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 - 4 drops Orange Essential Oil
Mix together in a spray bottle , spray the area and leave to dry ( overnight )
When dry vacuum the residue ( powder )
To purify afterwards ( optional )
Use 1 cup Baking Soda , 6 drops Lemon Essential Oil , mix then sprinkle the area leave overnight then vacuum .
Safe to use and works on all animal urine odour
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Old 18th October 2017, 08:57 PM   #5
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Jeez!!! i just saw the price of the pro cleaner on Amazon , the link auto directs me to the UK site GBP60 + delivery .
I guess being Amazon import fees are inclduded but even so ...
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Jeez!!! i just saw the price of the pro cleaner on Amazon , the link auto directs me to the UK site GBP60 + delivery .
I guess being Amazon import fees are inclduded but even so ...
Full refund if you're not happy.
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Old 18th October 2017, 09:37 PM   #7
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this method neutralizes the urine.

WARNING: this is dangerous and can kill you.

mix bleach and water in a ratio of aprox 1 cup per gallon, spray it on the urine, it will foam up and release toxic and dangerous gasses. (this is similar to mixing bleach with household chemicals like ammonia)

the gasses are dangerous, it creates a toxic gases called chloramines and also can produce an explosive, volatile compound called nitrogen trichloride so make sure you do this someplace well ventilated and clean it up well when done.

when you spray it, and it doesn't foam, the urine is neutralized. for extra caution, seal the effected area with a lacquer to keep any smell from coming out when it gets moist to keep smells from coming from from deeper inside the material then the chlorine reached..

hope this helps and be safe.

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Old 21st October 2017, 11:54 AM   #8
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Mouse pee smell inside pressboard amp cabinet - How to Remove Odor
Maybe just sealing with something would work. My kitchen table didn't smell of rat urine after sanding it and coating with polyurethane varnish.
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Old 21st October 2017, 08:45 PM   #9
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I got my method with the chlorine bleach and water from someone who rehabs houses for a living. the sealant method i used as extra insurance, to be accurate, was 2 parts. first coat of shellac sealer, i used bin shellac in 2 coats followed by a layer of poly urethane to protect the shellac from any wear or exposure. again this was recommendations from rehab experts.

Some people have had good results using killz i understand.

but everyone i've ever talked to who does this for a living warned STRONGLY against sealing untreated urine in wood

if you don't use the chlorine bleach method to neutralize the urine, as others have pointed out, there are enzyme based treatments.. DON'T use anything that masks the odor. that simply wont due in the long run. it MUST be neutralized.

Following the advice of rehab experts seemed to be the way to go. This topic is easily searched on the internet as the problem is common in rehabbing houses believe it or not.

I can personally speak for the chlorine neutralization and sealant method i'm now going on 10 years since treated in my own house which was a foreclosure i rehabbed that had a large amount of pet urine that made it to the suborning. were talking about not simply some small area, and its still completely odor free after 10 years. So id call it a permanent solution.

Also i have the peace of mind that it is truly neutralized and is not a health hazard to me or my family.

Id advise you read some threads on treating sub flooring in houses for pet urine, and find a method that is suitable for you and use that on the cabinet.

Lets face it, if its musical equipment or amp then it is gonna get exposed to moisture at some point... someones gonna unload there stuff in the rain, or its going to be in some damp basement... as soon as it is, the odors, if not properly treated, are going to come back. take your time, read the information out there, find a method that is a known documented long term solution., not s short term fix that some company "guarantees". find some evidence out ther from people who deal with this regularly.

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Mouse pee smell inside pressboard amp cabinet - How to Remove Odor
I think this is the stuff I used to use for cat urine. It is enzymatic based so may not work on mouse urine.

Amazon.com : Nature's Miracle Just for Cats Urine Destroyer Intense Urine Stain & Odor Remover, 32-Ounce Pour Bottle (P-5721) : Pet Odor And Stain Removers : Pet Supplies
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