Asked on Apr 9, 2019

How do I get pet smells out of the carpet?

Nancy TurnerDesertRoseElise


5 answers
  • DesertRose
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Misty, Here is a solution for pet stains in carpet. The BEST way to deodorize, in my opinion, is a non-toxic cleaner called Simple Green. It deodorizes and disinfects as well as cleans. But here is one for the stains too:

  • Johnavallance82
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Hi Misty,

    Use a Steam Cleaner or Hire a Carpet Vac or use 1001 in water as directions on bottle. Then when damp sprinkle on Shake and Vac. That will soak up dampness and smell and leave a good scent when dry, then Vac it all up. Should be job done!

  • Elise
    on Apr 10, 2019

    My hubby is a professional carpet & upholstery steam cleaner. It may be in your padding too so cleaning the surface will not get it out. Pull up carpet & remove the pad. Replace pad or better yet- day no to rugs & go hard floor. We did (after me saying no for years). I love hard floors!

  • DesertRose
    on Apr 11, 2019

    Misty, this is a common problem with so many families having their fur babies live inside now. Here is one idea, but there are more if you click on "explore projects" then "clean" then "floors" and scroll down to any that name pet cleaning. Hope this helps, I found one for you.

    Also, we keep Simple Green on hand as it deodorizes and disinfects anything in the home and it is not toxic. We use it for our pet accidents.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Apr 13, 2019

    Vinegar sprayed on the areas that are odorous will help eliminate the odor. Make sure it gets deep enough to get to the pad. Once dry (the vinegar smell is gone), do a sniff test to make sure that it is all gone, Repeat as necessary. That is what I did when my son's cat decided to use the spare downstairs bedroom floor as a cat box for a couple of weeks.

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