Urine is made up of waste products including urea, uric acid, sodium chloride (salt), excess water and other wastes. The immediate smell of urine comes from the bacteria that feed on it. Uric acid crystals (crystallized urine residues) often remain on permeable surfaces and eventually emit an "ammonia" odor. If ambient conditions are humid or the surface with urine gets wet, the odor can be reactivated.
Where can I buy Clorox® Urine Remover?
You can find the nearest stores that sell Clorox® Urine Remover on our Where to Buy page.
Does this product work on other types of stains and dirt?
Yes! This formula is ideal for organic (protein-based) stains. Protein-based stains include human stains such as blood, vomit and feces. It is also excellent for removing pet stains. It can also be used to pre-treat organic stains on sheets, pillowcases, towels and bedding before you wash them normally in the washing machine. This step can also make the removal of food stains, such as meat sauce, spaghetti, red wine and chocolate sauce, more effective during regular washing.
If this product is so good, why not use it as a general bathroom cleaner?
This product is special for removing protein-based stains. It won't work as well on soap scum, hard water, and other types of bathroom stains.
Why use a specialized urine cleaner? Why not use a general bathroom cleaner to remove urine?
General bathroom cleaners do not break down tough uric acid crystals (which create long-term odors and release ammonia once re-moistened).
Why not use enzymes? Why is our hydrogen peroxide-based product better?
Enzymes are created by bacteria to digest the proteins found in urine. These bacteria (sometimes called "bugs") are living organisms that essentially "eat" uric acid crystals. The affected area must have the right conditions so that the bacteria can work: it must be humid, not too hot and it must not contain chemicals that can kill the bacteria on contact. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down proteins and microorganisms found in urine through oxidation to quickly treat odors for the short and long term. Our formula also includes surfactants and an acidic pH that effectively removes urine stains.
What are the benefits of this product compared to other enzyme-based cleaners?
It cleans urine stains on porous surfaces faster and more efficiently because, since we do not have the restrictions of enzyme-based cleaners, we can include ingredients such as an oxygen-based bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide), surfactants, a mild solvent (isopropyl alcohol) and an acidic pH.