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#1 of 9 Old 11-05-2009, 10:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So my DS is on again, off again potty learning and as a result has peed on the carpet several times when I haven't been able to catch him quick enough. I've shampooed the carpet three times in an attempt to get rid of the odor, today being the most recent attempt, and my living room still reeks of pee. I can't figure out if he did it in another area that I'm missing but today I actually removed all the furniture and shampooed the entire carpet with no luck.

So any advice on how to get this out of my carpet and have my house smell like normal again?

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What I've usually done is sprinkled the carpet liberally with baking soda, then rubbed at it very hard with a stiff brush or a good broom. Then let it sit awhile, and then vacuum up the baking soda. We've had good results doing that, although sometimes I have to do it more than once.

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I'll try the broom and baking soda tonight. I can't do spot treatment since I don't know exactly where he peed so I'm not sure how I'd use the biokleen.

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What about an enzyme cleaner such as what is used for pet accidents. We have Nature's Miracle and I have heard of people using it in the steam cleaners instead of shampoo so they can do the whole carpet.
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What about an enzyme cleaner such as what is used for pet accidents. We have Nature's Miracle . . .
We love Nature's Miracle. We found it for our cat, and use it even more now that we have a toddler who sometimes pees outside the potty.
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I don't think I can use something like that in my shampooer, it says not to use brands of shampoo not made by the manufacturer in order to prevent the risk of fire and/or electrocution. Not sure how either of those could occur but I'd rather not find out

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Actually, it's not made to go in a shampooer, and I have never used it in one. First you dry the spot thoroughly and vacuum any bits up (like if you are cleaning up cat barf or something - not for pee, obviously). Then you spray the whole stinky spot with the enzyme cleaner and get it really soaked with the stuff. If it's all the way down in the padding, you have to soak that deep. Then you dry it completely. I blow a fan at it to speed up the drying.
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We just spray the bacout all over the carpet and then shampoo afterwards. I wouldn't recommend putting it in the shampooer b/c it kills the bubbles in the soap. Unless you run it with just hot water and bacout.

My husband sold Kirbys for years. THey tell you not to use other soaps to keep the brand loyalty and make you buy their soap. For most things it's reasonable, but running hot water & bacout through it won't cause your shampooer to burst into flames. Trust me!
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