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I made my own solution to spray areas where there have been accidents, but without luck when the humidity goes up. It (the smell) just hits you in the face as soon as you come in the door. I have used my carpet cleaner with pet solution by the gallons and still no results.
By Maggie T.
Use white vinegar or an oxy type cleaner. The enzamatic action of oxy should do it. I've also heard of hydrogen peroxide working, this also works very well on blood as well
Vinegar does not work we have tried that we have tried everything and we are getting no results we have cleaned our carpet many times I have done the vinegar and baking soda I have tried to paste baking soda none of it works I have tried a urine defense that didn't work it's to the point now where we have to get rid of our rug
Nature's Miracle is sold on amazon and in pet stores. It does a great job
Is it wall to wall carpeting? The smell is probably in the pad and possibly the floori g undermeath. My advice... ODOR MUTE.
Hi, do you have a link or phone number phone Odor Mute. I'm not having any luck. Thanks
Here is a link on Amazon for that product.
But room must be well ventelated will cause respiratory problem. Brought my oxygen levels low
Nature's Miracle is a waste of money. I'm not even dealing with cat or dog urine. I am dealing with a little boy's urine. I rented a Rug Doctor and used expensive enzyme shampoo, bought two gallons of Nature's Miracle, and I used another whole bottle of a different product.
Did u find a solution as im having the same trouble?
Try regular Gillette shave cream, white foam
How do I eliminate human urine odor from carpet and pad?
Use a highly rated product called Nok-Out. Get it on amazon
Let urine removal products work for human urine. Just text it in an inconspicuous place first before doing the spots.
Edit...get..... And test... so sorry for the errors. :(
My carpet does not have stains it has been cleaned twice, but the urine smell keeps coming back.
Sorry to tell you this, but it may not be your carpet. We just had to tear up all the carpet in our church paronage (not that old) because the urine had penetrated the wood floor beneath. We had to sand and revarnish.
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On a humid day, does your house smell like a zoo? Why spend big bucks on carpet cleaning, and enzymatic cleaners when trying to remove pet urine smells from carpet?
Mix one gallon of white vinegar with one gallon of water. Pour it straight on the area with urine and let is soak the carpet, pad, and sub floor. After letting it sit for about 30 minutes, use a carpet machine to pull out as much solution as you can. Your house may smell like vinegar for a few days, but it will dissipate over time. The vinegar neutralizes the urine smell and your house will smell so clean. Enzymatic cleaners cost approximately $12 -
$15 per 8oz. 1 gallon of vinegar is $2.50. What a savings and just as effective!
If you have the dog or other pets you will need to use an enzyme based cleaner, available at most pet stores; even WalMart carries a good one called Pet Out. White vinegar will remove the smell as far as a human is concerned, but will leave enough scent to continue attracting animals to the area. Treat the carpet according to the product directions. If you can get to the under-layment, then you can coat that with any shellac based primer to seal in any remaining scent. It has to be shellac, don't settle for Kilz. (07/07/2004)
I agree with Patticat. Once it gets to the under-layment, you will need to use shellac to seal in the smell. If it is in one place, pull up the rug in that area and treat the rug, pad and floor with Pet Out, Nature's Miracle or another enzyme type cleaner. Once the under-layment is dry, coat it with shellac, making sure to go outside the edges of the stain.
When the shellac is dry, put the rug back down and shampoo the carpet in that area. Hopefully that will remove all of the smell. If it is all over the place, it may be necessary to replace the rug. It is easy to tell where the under-layment is ruined once the carpet is up. If the under-layment is warped, you may need to replace it, too. Nasty job but sometimes it's necessary. (07/07/2004)
Go to your local Dollar General Store, and, on the laundry aisle, get a bottle of DG Fabric Refresher Super Strength - $1.50. It's the same as Febreze. Spray liberally on every layer of carpet, pad and floor. Leave to dry. It will lift the odor out; there will be no smell when the spray dries. (I'm sure that Family Dollar has a similar product, also.) (12/12/2004)
Get a steam cleaner solution made for pet odors. Steam clean repeatedly. The scent will indeed come up again so this is why it is necessary to steam clean three, four times in the area. In-between efforts use arm and hammer carpet powder for pets and also vacuum the area before steam cleaning. If the smell remains try febreeze (or alternative) and spray liberally every day for a week. This is what I always try to do but is very time consuming as you can see. I personally will be trying the vinegar! (01/23/2005)
Use white vinegar and then spray the Stay Off Training aid to help keep the pet from going to the bathroom on the carpet again. (03/10/2005)
Sprinkle borax on the area, rub in, vacuum it up or shampoo, but let borax work for at least a half hour! (08/10/2005)
Our rental property has carpet and the last renters had cats who peed in the carpet. I need to know what I can clean the carpet in the whole house with or what should I do?
By carsonsmomy from TN
We had to replace the carpeting including the padding. When it was removed, yellow spots in the concrete were very evident all over the house. These I washed with water and Clorox before the new carpeting was laid.
We replaced the carpeting with one that has a plastic liner, and it is advertised as a product for people with pets. I got it from Home Depot. Truly, the plastic liner looked more like thick Saran Wrap, but we didn't have a choice. The house has since been sold a few years ago, the new owners have dogs and have already had the carpets cleaned, and there was no comment about the smell coming back, so I guess it works! (07/05/2010)
We had dog urine on our carpets. I rented a steam cleaner and cleaned the carpets 6 times. The rinse water was coming out clean and I thought we were good. The next day the carpet was dry and I thought I could still smell a faint smell of urine. Grrrr. By the next day all the smell was back again, I read the posts and tried peroxide and baking soda in a test area. It seemed not bad. Today, I mixed a spray bottle half and half with Scope and peroxide then poured a liberal amount of baking soda though a sifter over the area. At this moment it seems to have neutralized the smell!
When dry I will vacuum the area and if it still smell is gone I will steam clean out the Scope and hope that will be the end of it. (08/17/2010)
I read this tip on a cleaning site, thought it might be helpful. It is for removing urine smell from a carpet. Mouthwash. While it may not clean the actual stain, it will remove the odor.
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