General FAQ’s

How do I remove pet urine & mildew odor from clothing & bedding?

Make sure any clothing covered in urine is machine washable before treating with Nature’s Secret Weapon. The simplest way to remove dog urine, cat urine, human urine or waste smell  from bedding is to wash them with Nature’s Secret Weapon.

Bedding
1) Put soiled bedding into washing machine adding just enough water to cover them. For a partial load, add 2-4 ounces of Nature’s Secret Weapon Ultra Concentrate to laundry. For a full load, add 4-8 ounces.

2) Agitate clothes for a few minutes, turn off washer. Do not  add detergent or allow washer to cycle. Let soak for at least 12 hours, then add detergent and wash as normal.  This process permanently removes cat urine, dog urine and human waste odors from bedding and any washable fabrics.

Mattresses
Spot treat urine or waste soiled area with a 1:2 spray solution. Cover with plastic food wrap or a cloth moistened with Nature’s Secret Weapon. Let sit overnight or for 8-12 hours if possible. Clean with appropriate cleaner and dry. A fan or hair dryer may be used to accelerate drying time and aid in the prevention of mildew and mold.

How do I remove pet urine odors from hard surface floors?

Tips for Treating Pet Odors on Water-Safe Hardwood Floors
We have received many calls from pet owners who have odor problems with their tongue & groove hardwood floors. Liquids such as cat urine and dog urine penetrate deep into the cracks of tongue & groove flooring. Even the best surface removal of odors will often fail to remove odors trapped deep within the cracks of floor planks.

To reach deep flooring cracks, apply Nature’s Secret Weapon in a 1:2 (1 part Ultra Concentrate to 2 parts water) to a 1:4 solution mixture, directly over the cracks in the flooring using the edge of a sponge. Dipping out of a bucket or container will make the job easier for larger applications. Thoroughly rinse sponge after use and do not use on food preparation surfaces. Waterproof gloves should be used to prevent direct contact with skin. Long term exposure to pet urine may require a second treatment application. If the flooring is visible from a basement, use a flashlight to inspect for urine spots that may have leaked through the flooring. If found, spots may be treated with the same solution as on the surface. Wear goggles to prevent spray exposure to eyes when spraying overhead or use a sponge applicator.

Treating Large Surface Areas
For large areas such as basements and large rooms, use a new or disinfected garden type sprayer to broadcast spray the surface. Repeat and spray to keep surface moist overnight or 8-12 hours if possible. A thin plastic drop cloth may be used to keep the surface moist during the treatment period.

To disinfect sprayer: Put 1 tablespoon beach with 1 gallon of cold water into sprayer. Fill with water and shake. Make sure to clean hose by discharging some bleach water. Let sprayer set for 20 minutes. Rinse throughly with hot water. Let air dry.

Spot treatments (problem areas)
Apply Nature’s Secret Weapon in a 1:2 (1 part concentrate to 2 parts water) solution.

Maintenance (general odor control)
Nature’s Secret Weapon may be diluted up to a 1:9 mixture (1 part concentrate to 9 parts water) solution.

How do I remove urine and waste odors in dirt or grass outdoors?

*Note -If you are having guests over apply Nature’s Secret Weapon right before they show up for instant odor relief and a “fresh scent” fragrance that lasts for hours.

Instructions to remove urine & waste odors in dirt or grass outdoors
First remove as much waste from the grass and soil as possible. Frequent pet urination requires frequent bio-remediation with our odor remover.

Spot treatments (problem areas)
Apply Nature’s Secret Weapon in a 1:2 (1 part concentrate to 2 parts water) up to a 1:4 solution depending on strength of odor being treated. Repeat for stubborn odors.

General Application & Maintenance
Apply Nature’s Secret Weapon in a 1:4 (1 part concentrate to 4 parts water)  up to a 1:9 solution depending on strength of odor being treated. For large areas, apply with a garden type sprayer ideally dedicated for use with Nature’s Secret Weapon. Create a fan spray to broadcast grass or soil until moistened. Use up to 1/2 gallon of finished solution for every 100 square feet of grass or soil for dog urine or cat urine odor removal. Bare soil areas will generally require more solution than grass areas.

Moisture Retention
It’s very beneficial to keep the soil or grass slightly moist for 8-12 hours after treatment. As soil or grass starts to dry it can be re-moistened by spraying with a fine mist of plain water on the treated surface for up to a 12 hour period. This is especially true in dry arid conditions.

A plastic drop cloth or tarp may be used to cover the treated area. Treating outdoor areas just before dark will also help with moisture retention. The goal is to keep the treated area moist for the entire treatment period to aid in Organic Bio-remediation (permanent odor elimination).

Do not apply outdoors within 12 hours of rain.

How do I remove pet urine odors from carpets?

Nature’s Secret Weapon is amazingly effective in removing cat urine odors, dog urine odors and every kind of pet urine odor from carpets and even down through carpet padding. All urine odors are instantly and permanently eliminated using our powerful 3-step odor elimination process.

Special Note – Urine that has penetrated through unfinished concrete or wood floors requires a special treatment process. The capillary action of these floors draw urea and ammonia from urine below their treatable surface areas.

If you have a highly urine soiled carpet over an unfinished concrete or wood floor, please call one of our Odor Experts at 517-579-9557 to discuss your specific treatment options.

We strongly advise that you do not paint over your flooring since urine odors are not stopped by normal paint barriers.

Urine Detection Lights
We highly recommend the use of our professional quality UV lights to mark urine odor sources in the dark before you beginning the treatment process. Masking tape may be used to outline stain areas which saves time and reduces product waste.

Spot Treating
Make sure to use enough solution to penetrate into the carpet padding where pets have urinated. Spot treat problem area with a 1:3 solution mixture (1 part Nature’s Secret Weapon Ultra Concentrate with 3 parts warm water).

Cover spot treated areas with Saran™ wrap or a cloth moistened with solution. This helps retain moisture which aids in complete odor removal. Leave covered at least 8-12 hours. Organic Bioremediation will continue for up to 24  hours.

Note – Carpet fibers readily retain odor causing bacteria and a second treatment is often necessary.

Large Area Treatment
When treating large carpeted areas, you may use plain water to moisten the carpet prior to treatment.  The principle to remember is that carpeting should be kept slightly moist for a minimum of 8-12 hours after treatment for complete Organic Bioremediation (permanent odor removal).

Spot treat main problem areas using above instructions for spot treatment. Spray remaining carpet surface with Nature’s Secret Weapon solution. Solution mix ratio (Ultra Concentrate to water ratio) will depend on the strength of the odor being treated. Repeat as necessary to keep surface of carpet moist overnight or for 8-12 hours.  A new or disinfected garden type pump sprayer is recommended for treating large areas.

Disinfecting sprayer: Put 1 tablespoon beach with 1 gallon of cold water into sprayer. Shake well. Make sure to clean hose by discharging some bleach water. Let sprayer set for 20 minutes. Rinse several times with hot water.

Steam Cleaning
Nature’s Secret Weapon Ultra Concentrate can be used when steam cleaning problem areas. Treat water tank with 1 part Ultra Concentrate to 9 parts warm water mixture.  Steam cleaning with Nature’s Secret Weapon distributes odor destroying microbes deep withing carpet fibers. Steam cleaning should be done a couple of days after spot treating stain areas with 1 part Ultra Concentrate to 3 parts warm water. Steam cleaning before spot treating with Nature’s Secret Weapon will increase bad odor bacterial growth rates and spread bacteria to a wider area.

Carpet Drying
After treatment (12 hours), it’s a good idea to place a floor fan over the wet area to aid in drying. Excess moisture in carpeting or carpet padding can cause mildew & mold.

Thanks to Nature’s Secret Weapon, you no longer have to live with unpleasant urine odors in your carpet!

* Saran is a trademark of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Getting rid of mildew & mold odor

Nature’s Secret Weapon is very effective in removing mildew and mold odors from basements, bathrooms and kitchens.

Spot Treating
Spot treat severe areas with a 1:2 solution mixture.1 part Ultra Concentrate with 2 parts water.
Keep area most overnight or 8-12 hours if possible.

Large Area Treatment
Spot treat problem areas using above instructions. Using a new or disinfected garden type sprayer, broadcast spray all mold or mildewed areas with a 1:9 solution. Keep moist overnight or 8-12 hours if possible.

If treating often, occasionally disinfect sprayer: Put 1 tablespoon beach with 1 gallon of cold water into sprayer. Shake well. Make sure to clean hose by discharging some bleach water. Let sprayer set for 20 minutes. Rinse throughly with hot water. Let air dry.

Removing Smells From Clothing

How to Remove Pet Odors, Cat Urine, Dog Urine and Human Waste from Clothing

Make sure clothing is machine washable before treating with Nature’s Secret Weapon.

The simplest way to remove dog urine, cat urine, human urine or waste smell  from clothing is to wash them with Nature’s Secret Weapon.

1) Put soiled clothing into washing machine adding just enough water to cover them. For a partial load, add 2-4 ounces of Nature’s Secret Weapon Ultra Concentrate to laundry. For a full load, add 4-6 ounces.

2) Agitate clothes for a few minutes, turn off washer. Do not  add detergent or allow washer to cycle. Let soak for at least 12 hours, then add detergent and wash as normal.  This process also permanently removes cat urine, dog urine and human waste odors from bedding and any washable fabrics.

Last Updated: February 2, 2016