Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet


I am going insane with the odor in my house. Vinegar doesn't work and I clean my carpets with a carpet cleaner using Tide in it and nothing seems to be doing anything. When I moved in to my condo, my partner had not trained her dog and she constantly peed in our house on our dark carpeting. I'm not worried about any spots being seen, it's a dark carpet, but even with cleaning EVERY SPOT we managed to find, my house still stinks.
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I don't know what to do anymore, I can't stand it. I've put down baking soda for hours and then vacuumed it up, used odor removers, tons of Febreeze and I don't know what to do next. I can't really afford a specialist at this point, more really because she's still not 100% house broken and I'd be afraid to spend hundreds of dollars only to have to do it again in less than a month. Basically, I'm thinking I'm going to have to remove the carpet, put down new padding but I don't even know how to do that. I need help please. I'm desperate here.

If I end up having to put down new padding, is it expensive? Easy to do? Are there any other methods to remove the odors? The carpets are dark red. I'm trying to stay away from chemicals but if it comes down to it, I can kennel the dogs over night and clean it up that way. Help! Thank you in advance.

Trisha from DC

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Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

I had a problem with my cats when we moved into a new place. I tried a lot of stuff (don't mess with anything at the pet stores, they don't work). I finally found a product online at www.justrite.com which is an enzyme cleaner that you soak the carpet with and it pulls the odor and bacteria from underneath the carpet. It really worked, and since the odors were gone, the cats went back to using their litter boxes and have ever since (over a year now). It was a lot cheaper than new carpeting or padding. (06/27/2008)

By Linda

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

I cleaned some pet stains up with oxy-clean. Now, 3 years later, the spots are now a shade lighter than the rest of my carpet. (06/28/2008)

By falldowngobump

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

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My friend (a professional carpet cleaner) recommended NATURES REMEDY when I was house training my pup and he had a few accidents. He told me to shake the bottle well, then squeeze it deep into the carpet so it goes clear through to the liner. Let dry and the odor and stain is gone. NATURES REMEDY has enzymes to get rid of the problem. You can find it at any pet store. I have used it and it works. (06/29/2008)

By soochatty

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

Woolite oxy pet stain was the best until we found Nature Clean. In southern Ontario we find it in the organic food section of Fortinos. It's clear in a clear bottle with green & red labeling more or less. It's around $7.99 and easy to use. We dry towel up the most we can by stepping on the towel, then follow with Nature Clean. Spray on/walk away. It's unbelievable. Puts all other products with dual chambers & such to shame. (07/23/2008)

By Brad

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

I work at a small Co-Op in Sault Ste Marie (Shaw Milling LTD.) and I have sold a product named Odor-Mute to people with similar problems. Each person that has come back has told me it worked WONDERS. In fact I'm renting a place now with carpeting in the living room which is giving me much the same problem and just realized that maybe I ought to give it a go. It's an enzyme based product as well so I highly doubt any staining. (07/26/2008)

By A. Mahlman

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

After having a problem with one of my cats, I tried numerous things and was at my wits end. I finally tried the following solution and have had the best results so far:

Mix together 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon dish detergent. Sprinkle baking soda over area and drizzle some of the peroxide solution over baking soda and massage into carpet. Let dry completely before vacuuming.

Keep a spray bottle of white vinegar handy, and if you see your pet even looking at the area, give him/her a little spray (not in the eyes), and eventually he/she will get the message. Good luck. (07/30/2008)

By nancy

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

The best thing I have found is ODO BAN. You can buy this at Sam's Club by the gallon and it's a concentrate so it makes a lot of cleaner. It is about 10.00 for the gallon and you also get a spray bottle of ODO BAN. You may
have to go over the area more than once but it works. I put mine in my carpet cleaner. Hope this helps. (09/07/2008)

By Kristen

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

Best thing I've found is a product my carpet cleaner uses. It's called "Gets the Smell Out", you can order it at <http://www.getthesmellout.com>. He says he used to buy it under another label but it was only available to professional cleaners, so he convinced the manufacturer to let him market it to homeowners under another name. It's not prohibitively expensive, so you might want to give it a try. (09/23/2008)

By Eileen

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

A carpet cleaning guy told me to mix ammonia and hydrogen peroxide half and half. It worked so good, but it is overwhelming in smell at first! This is the only thing that worked. Oh yeah, sprinkle salt on it first and leave for 10-20 minutes. (09/23/2008)

By Tricia

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

I have a girl who is 14 yrs. and she is a wonderful girl but the other 2 babies try to attack her in the box so she is afraid of going to the bathroom in the box. I put a pee pad for puppies on top of a plastic garbage bag in a hidden corner and she always uses that but when I tried to clean where she was originally going it took many tries until I found a product called Urine Gone. It really worked and I tried all the major ones like Nature's Miracle, which is no miracle, it may have been water for all the help it was and I believe in the Urine Gone. Other than that I have no answers. It has been a while also and the smell has not come back. I did use a lot and then would let it dry, then vacuum, then do it again. (09/24/2008)

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By Lori

Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

I use glass cleaner. It works good to get up stains. (09/24/2008)

By Becky

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