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Old 02-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Pee and Carpets

Please help!

There is a DCF social worker coming to my apartment Tuesday.
My oldest child is a habitual night-walking peer. The carpets in my bedroom are GROSS because of this. I have been meaning to figure this out for a while, time is up!

I have a carpet shampooer, pretty decent one. I have shampooed my bedroom countless times with both the chemical solution designed for the shampooer or using hot water.
As suggested by some DS Mamas, yesterday I tried a mix of hot water, vinegar, and some orange essential oil.

My bedroom still stinks.
Any ideas what else I can try? Or just go over it all again?

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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I'd try going over it again w/hot water, then sprinkle baking soda ALL over, thick, and rub it in/let sit ~an hour. then another 2 cleanings w/hot water & the shampooer
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I've heard baking soda does wonders. I agree with PP, and say to cake it on the carpet, and then clean it again.
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I know it's freezing here but if you can stand it (not sure where you are) I would open up the windows and air it out everyday until Tuesday. Also go over it again. I would also pull out the big guns and use odoban. My mom used it for her pet urine problem and it actually does work. Here you can get it at Walmart or the pet store
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Spray the rug with white vinegar then sprinkle baking soda on it. Let it sit overnight, vacuum up.
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Spray the rug with white vinegar then sprinkle baking soda on it. Let it sit overnight, vacuum up.
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Do you have a pet store near you? Or a healthfood store? You need an enzyme cleaner like Nature's Miracle or BioKleen. Also I have had the BEST results with using oxygen cleaner like Sun oxy from the dollar store. You need to get as much of the urine out of the carpet so I think going over it with very hot water multiple times and sucking out as much as you can before using a cleaning agent is a very good start. Right now you are activating the dried pee After you have gone over it 4 or 5 times with only water then you could mix a few scoops of oxy in the water as you fill the machine and just skip the soap.
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For stains oxiclean or/and whip it (smell too).... fabreeze......capture product (spray & powder & brush in & vac out).
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Re: Pee and Carpets

Do you have Bac-out?
I have two dogs and DD likes to "wear undies" aka pee all over the couch occasionally. I use lots of Bac-out.
I put it in the "clean water/cleaner" tank of my carpet steamer, diluted with water 50/50 (but I don't have a social worker coming by, if I did I might not dilute). It cleans and deodorizes!
Also, maybe an hour or so before the visit, spray with febreze or similar? I like cheap vodka + essential oils... apparently it's a stage/theater trick to get smells out (your house WON'T smell like vodka lol. Just give it enough time to dry).
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Walmart carries urine eliminator, it's AMAZING. I've used it for the dog accidents, gets the stain and smell completely out, and I've used it on the mattress for night accidents.
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