Baking Soda first and then white vinegar works pretty well and is cheap. I use the baking soda first and then add the vinegar, brush or rub in with a rag and allow to dry...after dry, use vacuum cleaner to get baking soda that didn't evaporate. Repeat as necessary, but don't leave your pets loose when u put the soda down...dogs can get sick and not sure about cats.
My house is approximately 40 yrs old. I have lived here 8 yrs. I just removed the carpet from the bedrooms. I found pet stains and odor in one of the bedrooms. How do I fix such an old stain?
Patricia from Fay. North Carolina
This recipe was given to me by a carpet cleaner many years ago. There are several things you need to know:
The solution MUST be made in a glass or plastic container using plastic or wooden utensils. It must NOT be put in a closed container. It will cause the container to "pop" open.
It must be used immediately after making it, as it is only active for a few minutes. In a plastic or glass container mix the following:
Mix with a WOODEN or PLASTIC spoon then pour it quickly into a child's plastic watering can. You must saturate the stinky area liberally. Let dry - smell is gone. May need to be repeated. (02/21/2008)
The baking soda thing, only do this if your are on a shoestring budget. It may work for a limited period of time. How long does that box of baking soda control odors in your fridge? 6 months or so?
The padding should be replaced even without urine issues. With urine issues, the sub floor should be cleaned, then sealed with a Kilz type product, then padding should be replaced.
As far as calling Lowe's (or Home Depot), in my experience the flooring people rarely know what they are talking about. But they will almost always put on a good show. -Carpet Cleaner (02/26/2008)
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