My bedroom smells like dog pee. Being the sicko that I am, since not finding the source I've just tuffed it out since I've gotten use to the smell (told you I was a sicko). Anyways.. found the sourse tonite. No one let the dogs out the other day so when I got home someone had peed by my bedroom door. The towel used to dry it up was still in my room! Gag!
So now the room, and carpet reeks of pee. Not to mention I have old dog and cat stains (barf, pee, etc.)
How do I get the smell (if any) out of stuff not on the floor, febreeze? And whats good to use to get up the stains, and the pee smell without having to rent a rug doctor?
Seriously, replace it. It's probably soaked completely through into the padding. I am a smell freak, constantly smelling things. I couldn't do it. Treat yourself to new things a little bit at a time (or all at once if you are rolling in the cash moneys) and then crack down on the fur kids.
A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth. But no one should be asked to handle this trip.
Most commercial detergents I have tried will just mask the smell with fragrance for a while, but the smell eventually returns. If the floor is wood, even replacing the carpet and pad won't help much. The ammonia would penetrate the wood and stay there for good. The dog will still smell it and will keep going back to the same spot.
Vinegar should neutralize the ammonia in urine and get rid of the smell. Use it liberally and let it soak for a while.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
Simple solutions has come out with a new product and you can get it in the white linens fragrance. It has worked really good for when Kayla has accidents. Of course where she tee tees is about the size of a dime. I think, like someone told you, to change out your carpet might be the best though, since the smell is bad. Its probably down in your carpet pad and nothing really works to reach it after that. We bought a stain proof carpet for the sunroom and another room at the back of the house that repels anything wet up to 24 hrs. Kayla ran back there the other nite and peed and it lays on top. Makes it nice if you see it in a hurry because it doesn't soak in. We bought it at Home Depot. Its more expensive but in the long run its worth it. Good luck. I'm still trying to house break this little twerp.
If you have old dog and cat stains, and the awful smell of the fresh pee, I would seriously think about ripping it out. I removed all the carpet in my house, and replaced it with hardwood, but you don't have to go to that extreme. You could put some cheap linoleum down,or linoleum tiles, and use an area rug to make it look pretty, or you could use laminate wood flooring, which is cheaper than carpet, and is amazing to clean. You can probably get that carpet fairly clean, with a professional steam cleaning job, but once it's soaked right down to the underpad, as someone else said, how clean will it really be? Good luck with whatever you decide on!
I understand. Then my suggestion is to get the carpet professionally cleaned. The man who used to clean my carpets, when I had them, had a special concoction for dog and cat stains, and it worked very well. The towel of course was dumped in the laundry; so that's not a problem. Do you have windows that open, to let fresh air in? I also love candles; so if you like those, you could burn them for a while, and there are hundreds of air fresheners on the market. Good luck!
Nature's Miracle is available at PetSmart and the bottle claims that it will remove stains and smells from both the carpet and the pad.
Also, there is a product called Urine Gone that is sold with a small black light. I've seen it at Lowes and Home Depot. You are supposed to use the light to locate urine that you can't see or smell. Good for "mystery" stains on carpet. Is it pizza or is it something worse?
Make sure that whatever you do, that you check to make sure the urine is not going through the pad onto the floor. The urine can make the pad stick to the floor and ruin both the pad and the floor.
I've seen unattended pet accidents soak through the carpet and stick the pad to the floor so badly that the floor had to be sanded down and refinished to get the smell out.
I remember when my mom had the carpet put in, told her wooden floors were the thing now and would add more value to the house in the long run. After a few months she agreed. Why no one listens to me until afterwards, I dont know. Then Kiba came, then Stryder.. and it just went downhill from there.
The room is better today. Getting that towel out has helped. Sad that I dont spend much time in my room to have noticed beforehand. LOL.
There is another product on the market that is sensational. I have been blanking out until just now which is why I didn't post to you earlier. It's called "Capture". Its ONLY sold in Home Depot, I am not sure if Lowe's carries it. I was turned on to it about 9 years ago when I had a very sick dog. I have never personally since that day seen a product like this. It's a mist, a powder, and a brush. It's made directly from a carpet company, not harmful to animals and takes out blood or anything else in your carpet. The smell after is great, very easy to use.