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Old 01-04-2013, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning the carpet after pet accidents

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I don't know if this is the right forum section for this post or not. Mods, please move this post to an appropriate section if this isn't the one, thank you!!!

We are still potty training my puppy, and although she is getting much better, she still has pee/poop accidents sometimes. Anyway, I cleaned our carpet with the carpet cleaning machine the other day, and I can still smell pee in certain spots/rooms - it's driving me crazy ( especially when you first walk into the house ). I am going to clean it again in the morning. Is there a way to remove pee "scent" from the carpet? I don't have a great carpet cleaner, it's some Hoover one - I'm thinking of renting a Rug Doctor. Has anyone ever used one? Thank you for your help and suggestions!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto on the Nature's Miracle, and we have a Spot Bot.
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A good Cleaning Solution certainly helps. I do have a full size Carpet Cleaner I use but what I use most frequently is a cordless Bissell Spot Cleaner. It doesn't clean big spots but it doesn't need to. With it I can catch those spots before the stain really sets in and before it can really soak into the padding. I found it makes a big difference if I clean it up right away. I'm also still going through housebreaking and lets be honest who pulls out the big shampooer for every little spill every time. I have it plugged in and filled with water/solution ready in the laundry room so it is ready the second I need it. Best money I ever spent. Amazon.com: BISSELL SpotLifter 2X Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner, 1719: Home & Kitchen
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Folex

greatest spot remover/cleaner I've ever used. Get it at Lowes or Home Depot.

White bottle with purple writing, looks pretty ordinary and almost cheap.

That and a good sturdy bristle brush for more serious accidents.

Of course, no hand cleaner will beat a good rug doctor type cleaning unit, like a bissell, etc.
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i run a combination of Nature's Miracle and Simple Green in our steamer along with the hot water. works great.
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Bissell makes a petstain & odor formula for the rental machines. I would try that. They rent them at petsmart now. Im sure Lowes/Home Depot has the pet stain one too
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I have a spot cleaner (small carpet shampooer) that I got for $75 at Walmart a while back (I believe they also sell it at Lowe's [which is owned by the same corp]). It's specifically designed for cleaning up uh-ohs, and it's a bissel. I love it - easy to move around, and just the perfect size
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I cleaned my carpet again ( today ). So far, no more urine smell in some spots!I got the Folex, Rug Doctor shampoo for pets, and Nature's Miracle. I sprayed Folex and Nature's Miracle on some pee spots, and then went over the whole thing with the carpet cleaner. In the carpet cleaner tank, I used the Rug Doctor shampoo, and for "good measure", I threw in a little bit of Folex and Nature's miracle, lol. So far so good!I will definitely have to buy the little spot on cleaner, as this big Hoover carpet cleaner I have is so heavy and pain to move around for small accidents. Your suggestions have been so helpful!Thank you soo much!
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I was never Nature's Miracle fan. I thought white vinegar and water worked better than Nature's Miracle. Now I use Resolve pet carpet cleaner spray in the red spray bottle and it works great.
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Update - all the carpet is dry now, and there is no more urine smell that our nose can detect in most of the house.There is this one little room we have, and there is a slight but still noticeable ( at least to me ) urine scent coming from somewhere. I even went down on my knees and tried to "sniff" the carpet to see where it's coming from, but I can't smell a particular spot. I will have to redo that room again. I just hope it didn't soak into the carpet padding!

P.S. I bought a spot cleaner at Walmart. It's loaded and ready to go when needed( for Domina or my toddler )!

Here is the toddler part if you're interested. my toddler ( who we are trying to potty train ) saw Domina pee/poop on a carpet when we first got her. Now, she'll take her diaper off and pee and sometimes even poo on a carpet like Domina!!!Then, she tells us all proudly how she did it on a carpet!!!This phase has been going on for a week and a half. We tell her that she shouldn't do that etc., but she still occasionally does it...just like her "furry sister" Domina. Any suggestions to keep the potty training confined to the potty and not the carpet would be helpful. Anyway, I'm sure the new sport cleaner will get plenty of use...
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Carpet spot cleaner, not sport cleaner.
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