Hi all; Does anyone have a good solution to getting rid of pet urine smell out of carpets? My dog has had a few accidents lately and I can't seem to get the smell out, know matter what I use. Thank you
I have tried practically everything, and nothing kept them from remarking. If the urine has soaked into the bottom of the carpet and below the only way you can get rid of it is to rip out the carpet then use amonia on the stains clean them good and then cover with a sealent and then recarpet. That is what we had to do once long time ago and now I watch them like a hawk and if someone has a accident I clean it right away before it has time to soak. Also we have a steam cleaner and that wont even get rid of the smell if it has soaked into the floor under the carpet!
They all claim to work, some do get rid of the smell, but I have tried ones that say wont remark the same area and they do.
I swear by Get Serious odor/pheromone/stain remover. I was not impressed at all with Nature's Miracle and a few other enzymatic cleaners, but I love Get Serious. When one of my foster kids had diarrhea all over my white carpet, I tried 5 different products to remove the stain. I finally got the Get Serious and it took the stain right up. Only problem was my carpet was cleaner in that spot than the rest of the carpet.
For the really tough or old stains, you can nuke it up for a few seconds & then scrub. I buy it by the gallon and add it to my mop water, as well as to my steam cleaner (even though they tell you not to as it is high sudsing cleanser). You can generally get it at any PetSmart. Their website addy is: www.getseriousproducts.com
harlee- ripping up the carpet and putting new in is if the urine has stayed there to long and has soaked in and no matter what steam cleaning or odor cleaners you use the smell will not go away. We had to do this when we sold our home. The smell would not go away and we got professionals and all in the home. Finally they told us that we had to rip the carpet out then clean the floor under (not carpet) with amonia and a push brush and then coat it with a sealent so the smell does not come back. I thought I explained that maybe I was not clear enough sorry for the confusion.
Don't rip up your carpet if it is just a stain that was just put there that day.
We had spots (behind the couch and under things) that we did not know they were peeing under till it was to late. This was also a cat not a dog, but either way if it is a spot that has been used to long and soaked in that is what you need to do. If not then use natures miracle or some brand that a pet store recomends, or ask your vet.
***Edited By: holidayzbliss on 5/31/2005 3:30:35 PM*** Reason: ...
Sorry holidayzbliss, but I'm chuckling a little because there's no way my puppy can get under or behind my sofa. Since my house is on the small side, the sofa is against the wall and low to the ground . I am sorry that you had to go to such extremes and replace your carpet, and that's nothing to laugh about. Apologies for misunderstanding :-)
***Edited By: harlee29 on 5/31/2005 3:56:40 PM*** Reason: **
Thank you all for your quick responses. I have tried Nature's Miracle and that doesn't seem to work for me. I ended up buying a "black light" and noticed some old urine spots still on my carpet (this after steam cleaning) and was wondering if there was any other solution to use. I have never heard of using viniger. I will try that tonight. Do I need to dilute it or straight out of the bottle? Can I saturate the carpet with it? Thanks again everyone.
harlee - no problem and sorry if I sounded rude you know how writing can be so hard to explain since you cant hear the persons voice! I was so annoyed with those cats though! They did cost us a lot of money! I was worried that maybe they were spraying at one point, but it was not spraying they were just po'd that they had to all share the same litterbox, and I think that because the two litterbox's were "in use" with 2 cats already the other cat or cats would find another place. I do laugh about it now, but it was a headache! Now I am crazy about keeping everything clean esp since we have puppy's and one of them seems to like to go under the rocking chair! Ugh it never ends! They are getting better though! I cant stay mad at such cute faces!
She is urinating on the carpet. She is an inside dog and we do use pee-pads for her. But all of a sudden she is starting to go on the carpet, which I'm not understanding why as she has been so good about going on her pads
Awww, Aren't you sweet. No, you dind't sound rude at all, and I'm also apologize if my comment sounded that way as well. :-) You are so right that sometimes it can be difficult putting things into words.
I recently bought a product at Sams Wholesale. I do not know if you can buy it any whaer else but it is called Odoban. It claims to remove all odors. I do know I had a friend bring her dog over and he decided to mark his territory i cleanded it up with a carpet cleaner but after they left my dogs kept going back to the same spot and smelling. So I sprayed this Odoban there and they havent went back. It is not expensive at all - less than $10.00 for a gallon of consentrate that claims to make over 30 gallons. good luck hope this helps.
mommaseta, i use the vinegar, half vinegar and half water. it seems to remove the stain and the smell, but my puppy is experiencing separation anxiety and eliminates in incorrect spaces when we're not home.
Sometimes I've mixed the vinegar with water but I have a nose on me...my husband always said that he should take me hunting since his Gordon passed away because I have such a keen sense of smell. Because of this, I can still sometimes smell the urine odor so I end up pouring straight vinegar on the spot.