Help! I've tried Oxy-Clean, Odoban & a professional carpet cleaner, Nothing has stopped me dog now from occasionally going to spots a former dog peed. How can I stop this. She taken out freq. Sometimes does this upon re-entering the house after peeing/pooping outside.Any help would be appreciated, since I can't recarpet my floors right now.
Been cleaning carpet with my own hot water machine, extractor. NOW after these last couple years of doing this, we get a smell in the house. Knocks you over. Dog has not peed lately, so it is not her. I usually find the spot within a couple hours-she usually can't get someone to get up to let her out during the night. I machine clean the spot, rinse and rinse again. So now this fall, it stinks when I have been cleaning the whole rug. Have tried it by hand, even rinsed with clear water many times. Took the snuggle for the laundry, a couple tsp to a gallon of water. Helped for a day or two. Then smells again. It is getting stronger and stronger smelling.. Maybe have to replace the carpet, hubby said NOT till the dog is gone. Well, new carpet may come anyway. Baking soda, etc used to help in the past. Not now.
The best thing to get urine smell out is Oxy Clean. My cat pee'd on me in the car when he had a urinary infection and I could not get the smell out to save my life. The Oxy Clean worked, I never smelled it again. That stuff is AWESOME!
This may not be a preferred method but it is tried and proven to be true. Spray the area with a mixture of white vinegar and water and let dry then follow up with sprinkling baking soda over the area. Let that set for awhile then vacuum up. The smell will be gone for good. I tried it myself and it really works.
If this a rental it means that there was at sometime an animal using the carpet as their toilet, when cleaning the enzymes are activated again. The only thing that really works is an enzyme cleaner that kills all the ickies, deep down, sometimes the urine goes to the subfloor and then that is really a problem. When we moved into our condo the owner had the floors cleaned and I could smell where a dog had used the carpets for months! I am so freaked out about having them cleaned again! But someone at my church runs a carpet cleaning business and has promised me that he won't let the smell come back. Maybe you want to contact a good reputable carpet cleaning place and ask them what to do, you might be able to find some good industrial strength stuff at Lowes or Home Depot (even the pet stores).
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