Chuck asked, “Does anyone know how to clean up stuck to the floor cat poop?”
Sometimes dried poop happens. There are two main ways to remove it; either by scraping it off or dissolving it. Use the information in the steps below to clean it up.
Removing the Dried Poop
You Will Need:
- Plastic scraper
- Paper towel
- Enzyme digester
Steps to Remove the Poop:
- Scrape it off with a plastic scraper. If the poop is somewhat clumpy (not diarrhea), it will be easiest to simply scrape it off the surface. However, use caution to prevent scratching the floor.¹
- If the poop is more like diarrhea and has dried very flat, it may be easier to dissolve it. Fold a paper towel into quarters, soak the paper towel and wring it out slightly so that it is still wet but not dripping. Place the folded paper towel over the poop and let it stay there for about 30 minutes. Once the poop has softened, you can then scrape it off or scrub it off the surface more easily. Do not leave the wet paper towel down too long or it could cause water damage on some types of floors.
- If plain water is not working to soften the poop, use an enzyme digester that is safe for the surface, such as Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner. If the poop is from a bird, you can use Poop-Off.¹
Additional Tips and Advice
- Disinfect the area after the poop has been removed, as well as the plastic scraper.
- When you are finished cleaning, thoroughly wash your hands.²
- To treat any lingering odor, sprinkle baking soda over the spot and pour a bit of vinegar onto the baking soda. Let the mixture fizz, then wipe up the solution.³
- If you need more scrubbing power, you can use either an old electric toothbrush or a scrub brush attachment for a drill. However, be careful not to scrub the area so much that it damages the floor.
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