E.M. asks from Louisville, KY on April 08, 2010
we have 3 adorable dogs who have left their marks on our carpet.... my daughters room stinks! im looking for something i can put all over the carpet to get rid of the smell and not just spot treat b/c the puppy has peed everywhere! gross! I would love to have something i can put in my steamer but as long as it works i dont care how i have to put it down! ive tried resolve and oxi clean with no help there. thanks!
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M.S. answers from Greensboro on April 08, 2010
Solumel works. It doesn't cover the odor. It neutralizes what causes it. It will also disinfect as well.
S.R. answers from Tampa on April 08, 2010
White vinegar gets rid of the ammonia smell completely. It works on anything from bedpans to laundry. I'm not sure if it can be put in the steamer, but I know it works. As for any stains, the best thing I have found is Spot Shot. They sell small cans in the regular stores and extra large ones at Sam's Club in a double pack. This has saved my carpets and upholstery on many occasions.
Hope this helps:)
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T.G. answers from Lexington on April 09, 2010
If you use any type of solution to get rid of smell or stains, be sure to follow up with diluted White Vinegar. Products like resolve and other spot cleaners leave a residue which just attracts more dirt. My SIL told me about that trick. Her father is a Pro carpet cleaner. In fact, using just baking soda on a dry carpet helps neutralize odor (let it sit overnight if you can, then vacuum up). Follow up using at least a 60/40 ratio of WV & water to help further rid area of odor. Plus, WV is just great to get carpets clean, all by itself. I sometimes have added just enough lemon juice to help cut the vinegar smell (although it's really not that bad). However the lemon smell can be more pleasant.
E.S. answers from Asheville on April 14, 2010
Sorry Im so late responding to this, but I went out of town and purposly left all electronics at home.
We have four cats and have found that Kids and Pets brand carpet cleaner is great. It gets out the stain and the smell. We have one cat that hates the litter box if one of the others has used it. If we clean one of his "accidents" with Kids and Pets he never uses that spot again! The rest of our cats are normal box users, but he is like no other cat I have ever known. Anyway, the cleaner is super. It even got the vomit smell of curdled milk out.(we didn't know one of the twins was allergic to milk for quite a while-Dr. kept saying reflux was the cause) The Kids and Pets cleaner is also great for a huge list of things that stain and/or smell. It even gets printers ink out of clothes and carpet!
C.C. answers from Fresno on April 08, 2010
You might have to pull up the carpet in those areas and replace the pad underneath. It's one thing to get the smell out of the carpet itself, but it's a whole other story trying to get it out of the pad. I bet what you're smelling is the pad that is saturated with dog pee! If you can't get the smell out yourself, try a professional carpet cleaning company. If that doesn't work, maybe have hardwood or tile installed instead! That way you can just wipe up any doggy accidents.
B.G. answers from Raleigh on April 09, 2010
Look into "Nature's Miracle"- the liquid version. It can be found at pet stores.
I've used it when my pets or when kids had accidents.
D.P. answers from Raleigh on April 09, 2010
I agree with the Sol-U-Mel I use it on odors and stains in my house ... works for pet odors, diaper odors, musty towel odors (in the wash). I have also used it to remove permanent ink from my child's desk and silly putty (stuck on like cement) on a stuffed animal. You get it at an on-line store - where you shop by being referred by other customers. Let me know if you are interested and I can refer you... they are having a great special right now that you could take advantage of.
B.M. answers from Wilmington on April 09, 2010
I know from experience that vinegar works wonders on that problem. You can just put some in your steam cleaner. I personally hate the smell of vinegar, but that dissipates in just a short while and then everything smells nice and clean. Works great for cleaning upholstered furniture too, and I've never had a problem with discoloration, etc. Whenever we have an "accident" on the couch, I use vinegar in the steam cleaner and then put the couch cushions out in the sunshine to help them dry more quickly.
Another good freshener for your carpet is to sprinkle baking soda, let it sit for a while, then vacuum. Easy and cheap, and no toxic chemicals!
K.S. answers from Minneapolis on April 09, 2010
The best products I have found to clean up the mess are Natures Miracle and regular old vinegar. Both products claim to mask the scent and prevent future accidents, but I haven’t found this to be true. What I usually do is clean the mess right away with Nature’s Miracle (or substitute vinegar if we are out). Once everything is cleaned and dry, I use Sol-u-mel and spray it on the carpet to eliminate the smell. Sol-u-mel has done the best job eliminating the nasty urine smell from the carpet.