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Urine Smell On Expensive Rug?

My brother's incontinent dog has urinated on 3 of our rugs (that I know of). The smell in the house was terrible. Two of the rugs will probably be tossed out but one is a fairly expensive item. Any suggestions on how to clean the rug and get rid of the smell?

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March 29, 20050 found this helpful
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I would pour plain vinegar on the spot. It should not harm the rug and the rug has already gotten wet. When I do this I soak the area with vinegar, let sit for a few minutes, then step on the spot with a towel to remove some of the dampness. The vinegar smell with disappear in a day or two. I've also done this on sofa cushions and they have been fine.

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March 13, 20070 found this helpful
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Try making a solution of "No Rinse Body Bath", flip that rug over and spray the stained areas. Wait a day, and see if need more. If there is any strange odor still the do solution of No Rinse with food grade or technical grade hydrogen peroxide.

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Drugstore version might have unlisted chemicals that might affect this expensive rug. i have used this mix for years with execellent outcome

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By wildfire (Guest Post)
March 23, 20050 found this helpful

I can tell you I know what you are dealing with. We moved into a house that had dogs, cats, and babies all urinating on the carpet. I took the shampooer and put in 1 cup of Tide and 1 cup of bleach the rest hot water and put it in my shampoer. Worked great! Vinegar in a spray bottle works too. FYI on a mattress that has an odor soda or baby powder is good. I used to keep a spray bottle handy.
We advance to the new stuff for odors. Febreze although we are in a different house, we all love the nice smell and it does take out pet odors I just remembered my brother uses it!

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