J.B. asks from O Fallon, MO on July 31, 2008
Hi, I need some major help. I have two dogs and I am trying to sell my house. My one dog has occasionally peed on the floor and we have cleaned it up as quick as possible, so there are no stains but the smell is still there. I have rented a steam cleaner, used several different cleaning supplies, but nothing gets the smell out. Does anyone have any advice to try other than new carpet.
T.A. answers from Wichita on August 01, 2008
The smell is probably in the carpet pad. You can pull up the carpet and replace the pad. It would be cheaper than buying all new carpet and pad. You can also try cleaning the pad or maybe cutting out just that section and replacing it.
B.B. answers from Kansas City on August 01, 2008
Baking soda. Just put baking soda over the spot and let it set, then vaccum it up. It worked great for us.
J.M. answers from Springfield on August 01, 2008
J., I use vinegar to cut the smell and it keeps the dogs from using that spot again for their bathroom.
A.D. answers from Kansas City on July 31, 2008
Funny you asked. We're renting a house, and on day 2, our male dog had 3 accidents (stress of moving, etc.) I found a product called Kids and Pets at Walmart (apparently it's ranked really high on Amazon) and I gave it a try. Worked 10 times better than Natures Miracle! You actually pour it on and soak the area and it gets rid of the smell as it dries.
Now...we recently sold our house, and were worried about the same things...our realtor told us that the new buyers would probably get new carpeting anyway, so just do our best to get any stains out. So this Kids and Pets stuff is great...also Petsmart sells something called Pet Saver spray, and it works great too. Both of these work well for pet accidents and vomit, red wine, blood, grapejuice, Kool Aid, etc!
Hope that helps!
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E.M. answers from Kansas City on August 01, 2008
Try cleaning it with Fles-naptha soap. You can buy it at HyVee or order it online. It is $.97 at Hyvee. Grate it down, boil it and clean you carpet with it. Or you could try just getting the bar wet and rubbing it over the area. But you would have to toss the whole bar if you did not use all of it. It also works wonders on getting stains out of kids clothing. Hope this works for you. E.
C.B. answers from St. Louis on August 01, 2008
I have three small dogs and the home cleaner that does absolute wonders is Zero Odor. You can get it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The number on the container is 1-800-526-2067 or www.ZeroOdorStore.com From my experience this should do the trick for you. I use it for all sorts of carpet stains. Good luck.
P.H. answers from St. Louis on August 01, 2008
Hi, We've had the same problem in the past with our dog and we've used OxyClean. It comes in powder form and you mix it with hot water in a plastic bottle that you can squirt out to apply. To do it correctly, you'd blot the area first with a towel and then apply the OxyClean liquid by saturating the area. After that, apply a dry cloth or towel to the area and blot the area ( I usually stand on the towel to absorb it all), and this will pull up that terrible smell. I sometimes add Oxyclean to our steam cleaner as well to pull up the odors...it really works!!!
K.B. answers from Kansas City on July 31, 2008
If you know where the spot is Go get the Nature's Miracle at Petsmart
Saturate the spot with the cleaner it should puddle on top of the carpet. Cover with plastic, a trash bag will do, then set something heavy on that. Leave it for at least 24 hour if not longer.
This will allow the enzyme in the cleaner to do its job before it dries.
M.F. answers from Kansas City on July 31, 2008
the offending odor usually lies in the sub-flooring. if you want to REALLY fix it (short of replacing stuff) here's what ya do. pull the carpet back where you know the most urine is (as they usually have a favorite spot) you'll have to decide if that piece of pad is ruined.if it is let me know i probably can get you a small piece. use some odo ban,available at home depot, spray it down a lot.drench it. you can put a fan on it, to help it dry, if you'd like. after all that, you have to seal the spot w some kilz.(grab that at the depot, also)
it all depends on how dedicated you are to fixing it. it's a lot of work but, as you said when seeling your home it is very important! good luck!
K.S. answers from Kansas City on July 31, 2008
Ok, my mom has four cats and one of them insists on peeing all over her carpet. Her cats are spoiled but she insists one has a bladder infection, or something. Yeah right, it's called spoiled!! Anyway her home smells sooooooo bad cause her cat pee's allover. She has tried all kinds of sprays and has her carpets cleaned several times a year and nothing has helped, except one thing. It's got a really funny name but works AWESOME! This is what it's called: Anti-icki-poo. Told ya it's a weird name. Someone mentioned using odo ban, and I know my mom said that didn't work for her. Pet urine does get into the carpet padding and you usually do need to replace the padding, but this anti-icki-poo worked wonders on my moms extremely urine saturated carpet & padding. I found it on ebay for her. I was at her house the other day, and was amazed that I didn't smell ANY urine odor at all, and it used to be so bad that I could only be in her house for just a minute. Good luck!!
S.D. answers from Topeka on July 31, 2008
The smell of animal urine in carpet will remain there,no matter how well you've cleaned or how well the home is cleaned the smell is in beded into the fibers.If you don't want potential buyers to be offened by the smell belive me there are alot of sensitive noses out there and I'm one of them who can't stand the smell of animals in a home.Then I would buy and replace the carpet and padding.As you mentioned you have steamed cleaned and used several cleaning supplies the smell isn't out.