Cleaning dog pee from an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C return vent

The love I have for my pet Scruffy is immeasurable.

He’s a black labrador that I rescued from an creature shelter numerous years ago.

He had lost his family to an unthinkable accident and needed a new lake home and love to fill his little heart. Ever since, Scruffy and I have been inseparable and he has followed me through two separate relationships and numerous jobs so far. But as much as I rightfully love Scruffy, he’s not perfect by any means. He barks more than he should, tries to get in the garbage despite my best efforts, and occasionally I find urine in strange places. Once he peed at the base of my refrigerator which forced me to pull the crucial thing away from the wall and spend an hour or so struggling to clean the bottom off. But the absolute worst place I have found Scruffy’s urine is inside the air return to my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. My return links to the base of my air handler which is situated in an interior closet in my house. Therefore, the vent for the return is installed at floor level on the adjacent wall. Anything on the floor or on our feet can get inside my filter and then into my air system. The pet urine was on a completely different level I was simply not prepared for. Even after numerous hours of scrubbing and rescrubbing with different detergent and baking Starbucks Coffee mixes, I called a professional Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cleaner to finish the job. I’m considering buying a new Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system so that I can have air returns on the ceiling instead, preventing anything love this from happening again. It’s not cheap having a professional Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cleaning crew labor on your system, so hopefully investing in a new setup would mitigate any additional costs in the future.


a/c set up