Pee pee problem

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Pee pee problem

Post by TRAESH » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

I am dogsitting my in-laws' 5 year old lhasa apso. We had to pursuade our
landlord to let us keep her for the three weeks she'll be here.
 Well, she peed on the carpet and it has already dried somewhat. It still
smells and I can't get the yellow color out with regular carpet cleaner.
Please, SOMEONE, any homemade remedies for a like-new again carpet?


Pee pee problem

Post by Eques » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

There are some enzymatic solutions available at places like PetsMart,
which when used properly, will work quite well.

One that I have used on the ba***t floor (where the puppies stayed
before housebreaking) is called Nilodor. There are others with similar

How I was instructed to use it on carpet: Get the bottle that's medium or
large size. Take off the spray nozzle, if there is one, because you're
going to POUR it on the carpet. You can dilute it with water if you're
afraid to just DOUSE the carpet with pure solution, but make sure you
DOUSE it. First, pour a circle "around" the stain to "contain" it. Then
spiral inwards to the center of the stain, making sure it's very
saturated. Wait a second, then pile paper towels, a whole roll if
necessary (no environmentalist speeches, please) in a mound above the
stain, and with your old shoes on, step with all your weight onto the
towels, drawing the solution (and the stain) into the towels. Turn the
towels over, or pile new dry ones on and discard the wet ones. Keep
standing/stepping on paper towel wads over the stain until the paper is no
longer wet. DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB THE CARPET as this only spreads the stain,
drives it deeper into the carpet, and damages the fibers. Wait until the
spot is dry, and if the stain remains, repeat this process.

My friend has used it on her new carpet with great success. I've used it
on old carpet, and it's almost miraculous.

The trick, remember, is to saturate and "draw out" the stain, as opposed
to "scrubbing" it out. Good luck.