Rented house with horrible carpet in the hall and dining room.
Have tried everything I can think of to get rid of the smell.
Hoover dailey, windows open as much as poss. Dig bathed as often as we can.
Bought a vax washer, not that good son hired rug doctors,they make the smell worse.
All kinds of air freshners, candles and insense burnery type crap. All no good.
Have also tried bicarbing the carpet for 24hours. Made it a bit better but smell back by the time I got in from work.
Landlord doesnt want it changed to any other flooring, unless we pay ourselves. We plan on doing it but odd shaped hallway makes it a job for a professional. Cant getit done for at least 6-8 weeks. I just dont thinknibcan cope much longer.
Please tell me there is some magic product I can go and buy in asda tonight.
I'm a bit concerned about the dog - none of mine smelled, unless they'd been rolling, and that was the only time they got a bath, as twice weekly brushing kept them clean and shiny (and none of them ran away from brush as they did at bath-time).
I would just rip up the carpets - give the floors a good wash over with disinfectant ( zoflora is really fragrant). Buy a cheap runner carpet if you really can't bear the floorboard look, I;m sure that will be fine until you have the cash/time to get it re-carpeted - have you thought about laminate flooring ? the click stuff is not too hard to do yourself, easy to keep clean as well !