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What Is the Best Solution for Getting Urine Smell Out of Carpet??

I have a dog! My dog has urinated several times in our playroom (usually in the same spots) It has gotten to the point now where no matter what I do, the carpet and the room, just seem to have a permanent urine smell. There is nothing worse than that to me!! We bought a Bissell Steam Cleaner yesterday and cleaned the room with it using a pet odor formula. It helped a little but the smell is for sure still there. Who has had this problem and solved it?? I don't have a problem with stains, just the smell!! I need help!!

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The local Pet stores carry a product for just this problem, you spray it on, quite a lot, and it removes the odors. It works. You have to use it every time though. I had an old dog that lost control and I used to put the stuff into the steam carpet cleaner and it really got deep down.
I would also suggest getting the dog a physical to see if there might be an underlying physical ailment causing this. If you're talking about a puppy, well then you need to do some intense training, asap....good luck

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Get a gallon of Nature's Miracle (or another brand of the same) from Petsmart and completely soak the area (as in, standing puddle!). Let it sit overnight, then steam clean. It will have a funny smell for awhile until the enzymes finish breaking down.

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If you go to a place like PetSmart, they sell a product called Petzyme that is an enzymatic cleaner especially for removing pet urine. You should spray it on as soon as possible after the event, and before putting anything else on the stain. It eats the enzymes that cause the odor and helps it not stain the carpet. It also works on pet vomit and blood. My husband also had success using it when he cut his finger and bled all over some towels. It removed the human blood stains because he put it on before washing the towels. Good lucK! :)

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Urine Out. I think I saw it at Wal-Mart in the pet section.

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Hey R.,
The best solution I've found is a mixture of part vinegar and part water and then baking soda. Here's what you do:

when you find the soiled area, use paper towels to get all the urine up off the carpet (or at least until it seems fairly dry) and then spray the area with the half vinegar/half water solution. You'll need to soak the carpet and then sop it up again with paper towels or a towel. Then start working baking soda into your carpet scrubbing it in with as much water as necessary. Then dry it again with paper towels or a clean towel and leave it to completely dry. Sometimes a fan helps. Then vacuum or use your steam cleaner.

The vinegar breaks down the ammonia of the urine so your pet doesn't smell where he/she has marked and won't continue to do it. You can also go to Pet Smart and get a kit that comes with a black light. Once you shine the black light on your carpet in a dark room, you can see where all the potty stains are.

Good luck!
H.

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Before you clean, spray the entrie area with Nature's Miracle or Petzyme... which you can get at PetSmart.

Let it sit for awhile, then do the carpet cleaner. Use ALOT of Nature's Miracle or Petzyme. It is expensive, but it is cheaper than buying new carpet.

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I came back to read other suggestions and some of you scare the heck out of me with your chemical mixing. Bleach and Ammonia can be lethal! So is Bleach with Vinegar. Here's a site about mixing common home chemicals... please read before someone ruins their lungs or something.

http://chemistry.about.com/od/healthsafety/a/dangeousmix.htm

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we use a combination of bleach and amonia in our steam cleaner, just be sure not to leave it sitting on the carpet as it will bleach it!

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We have cats and similar problems!! The thing that has worked best for us is to replace the carpet padding under the area where they have gone frequently. Most of the cleaners we have used from Petsmart etc, get the majority of the smell out of the carpet itself, but not the padding since it is made of that foam stuff that doesn't absorb the cleaner. It is a huge pain to do it, and hopefully the spots are in a corner or along the edge. If so, just peel the carpet back, cut out the part of the padding that had the odor (you will be able to tell!), and replace it. The padding is really cheap at home improvement stores. If the room is not too big and the spots are more in the middle of the room, you might think about replacing the padding in the whole room. That is alot harder to do since you have to restrech the carpet to the tack strip. And then ban the pets from that room so they don't do it again!! I think you will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes in the smell. Hope that helps :)

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I raise dogs and have several in the house. Try Oxy deep clean spot remover and baking soda pet carpet fresh... Not sure the name. It took me several carpet cleanings to get the smell out. In between the carpet cleans.. (* and get pet odor remover for the steam cleaner).. use febreeze and room freshner...

As long as the dog can smell it, he will go back to the same spot... He is marking his territory.

Laura

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I've had lots of luck with a product called "Kids 'N Pets" found at WalMart in the cleansers aisle.

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The local Pet stores carry a product for just this problem, you spray it on, quite a lot, and it removes the odors. It works. You have to use it every time though. I had an old dog that lost control and I used to put the stuff into the steam carpet cleaner and it really got deep down.
I would also suggest getting the dog a physical to see if there might be an underlying physical ailment causing this. If you're talking about a puppy, well then you need to do some intense training, asap....good luck

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I dont know if your dog is still "having accidents" or not, but we learned a great tip when we mistakenly let the Kirby people come in.. The guy was saying that carpet can only hold so much moisture, so when a spill happens, get a cup of water and pour the water on the spill as soon as possible after it happens. Then the carpet cant soak up as much of the spill (whatever it may be) and you just blot it up with a papertowel/towel or whatever!
Also, my sister-in-law used to work at a vet's and they said to pour salt(generously) on the wet spot and the salt will soak up the moisture. We used this on my older son's matress a while back when we were potty training and hadnt gotten a matress cover yet :)
Hope that can help!

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I have 3 dogs and the Bissell Pro Heat Steam Cleaner.

We built our house in 2000, and our dogs at that time took over the front room. I hated it. We ripped the carpet out and put in about $4000 worth of hard woods in the front area. I have pet/baby gates which restrict the dogs to the back area of the house. My poodle (2yr old) has been the hardest to train and he will go in the hallway sometimes.

When I use the Bissell, which is often, I use the Hoover Pet carpet shampoo (Home Depot about $25). That works with stains. To work with the smell, I run vinegar water when I rinse.

In the past, I have used Clorox 2 along with the shampoo.

Since I have only 1 small area that Mr. Poodle goes, I bought a couple of plastic runners to put on the carpet in the hallway, then I put puppy pads on the runners. That has helped a lot as well as going overboard on getting a routine set for him to go outside. My other 2 dogs (Cockers) don't give me any problems.

Good luck

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The very best thing I've found is called Capture. You can buy it at Sears near the carpet cleaning supplies. They also sell it at Capel Rugs stores. It worked better for me than anything I tried.

NK

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In my experience it depends on the animal the urine came from... if its human then a good carpet cleaner should work. if its a dog then use a pet cleaner like Simple solution cleaners if its a cat , use bleach or throw the carpet out! :o)

Good luck
A. J

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Hi R., we use vinegar or an enzyme cleaner which you can get from petsmart/petco. The reason the dog keeps going back to the same place is because he smells it. Try vinegar or the enzyme cleaner, that's about the only thing I know of.

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Do you live in Wichita Falls? If yes, call Puroclean! ###-###-####. They do fire, flood, etc. damage cleanup so they can the smell of anything out of everything!

There is no way you can get urine out of the carpet , witout replacing the padding under the carpet. IT will smell forever.
The best thing is to train your dog to go outside to urinate. This is an easy thing to do and you can spend a fortune for rugs if you do not do it..
Good luck
m

PetSmart has the best solution and our puppy was 9 weeks when we got her. I have almost white carpets, really light grey and it would show a yellow where she peed. So I poured the solution on it and it is totally gone. They say do not use any vinegar as they are attracted to it. They will go in the same spots a lot. My hallway was totally her spot as she knew we could not see her but she will still do it if she is excited or we do not understand she wants out. I just had my carpets steamed cleaned and also have a Bissell but they recommend not using solutions and just use water after they cleaned. We get too much residual in our carpets. I have a day care at home so I do it every week.

Try a cleaner called Greased Lightning. You can get it at Wal-Mart or Dollar General. I used it the last time we cleaned our carpets and it got it cleaner than any carpet cleaner we have ever tried. It doesn't say if you can use it in your machine but that's what I did and it works great!

I always use strait VINEGAR immediately. It works on pet urine and kid urine as well. Just pour ot srptpay some on the spot, let sit for a minute and blot dry. Usually works for me.

The smell has penetrated through to the padding. That is what probably needs to be replaced. You may clean the carpet all you want, but I believe the padding might need changing. Even with that you may want to cut that spot and replace it with a piece of carpet from the closet or something and have someone that knows how to install carpet to do it for you. You could also spray some Dog be gone stuff in that area so he doesn't KEEP peeing on it. He is only marking his territory and when the smell goes away or your kids play around that area, he will think they are taking over.
Good luck.:-)

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