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ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:23:57

got up this morning in my living room i can smell human urine. there was a duvet laying on the sofa. the smell is coming from there. and now my sofa smells of urine as well... its a leather sofa i have no idea how to get the smell out. im quite angry because it was alot of money and i just dont want it smelling like piss. my kids have not done it and its happend after we have all gone to bed. only person i can think done it is my daughters boyfriend hes 18... i dont know how to approach it... or how to get rid of the pissy smell

susiedaisy Wed 14-Jan-15 09:26:40

Not sure how to clean the sofa to be honest if the boyfriend emptied his whole bladder on your sofa then it will have soaked down into the base of sofa. Is he still in your home ? Can you speak to him on his own about?

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 14-Jan-15 09:27:14

Find out who slept on the sofa last night, then tell them they need to clean it up. You don't even need to mention piss, they'll know.

But a quick 'did your boyfriend sleep on the sofa last night?' should do.

I'd be raging. Who does that and doesn't clean it up!?

susiedaisy Wed 14-Jan-15 09:28:51

My exh friend pissed on our sofa after a night out drinking, it was a fabric sofa and he ruined it. It stunk but we couldn't afford to replace it so had to clean it as best as we could but it smelt for months and the stain never went completely . I was guttedhmm

QueenBean Wed 14-Jan-15 09:31:31

How horrible.

Ask your daughter if he stayed the night. Tell him to clear it up. Tell him he's not welcome if he does that again.

susiedaisy Wed 14-Jan-15 09:34:19

Thing is most 18 year olds won't have a clue how to clean a leather sofa properly and the op will still be left with a sofa that stinks and the urine will damage the leather eventually

ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:35:18

thats what i thought if he had weed i would have thought it would be all over the floor. the duvet is only slightly damp. i dont know if he weed and then wiped it up. but not actually clean it... and would it have also gone through to the floor. it was defo done of the kids they all slept in their beds plus still have the same pjs they had on.... maybe im wrong :/

i read white vingar might help get rid of the smell.

thismumismad Wed 14-Jan-15 09:37:22

Try sprinkling bicarb. I know white vinegar is very very good at getting rid of smells too but I'd do an inconspicuous test first see how your leather holds up to it. Yes it will smell like a chippy until it dries but the smell will go.
If you find out the culprit don't you be embarrassed about speaking about it. A friend of my DT sprinkled on my loo seat once ( yes I know not in the same league) and never left it like that again after I bellowed about it. Hope this helps.

FishWithABicycle Wed 14-Jan-15 09:38:05

It will never stop smelling. Does your home insurance cover accidental damage? Get rid of the sofa that smells of wee, if you can't afford a new replacement you can pick up decent second hand sofas through a huge variety of sources for a hundred quid.

ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:39:37

susie yes it seems its been wiped over in some way probably with the duvet..

seems odd that we all went to bed. hes turned up at silly o clock. not sure what time i know a pizza was delivered around 1.30am his shoes coat and pizza box was in my living room with the stinky duvet on the sofa and one seat on the sofa smells of wee.

ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:42:05

oh the toilet seat im always shouting about that :/ thismumismad thankyou i will give the vinigar ago i will try on an unseen patch first

Mammanat222 Wed 14-Jan-15 09:43:56

Bicarb worked just fine with the smell of vomit on our leather sofa.

ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:45:49

fishwithabicyle i want to avoid getting rid of it. it cost me over 1000 and its the first new thing i have ever bought for myself

diddl Wed 14-Jan-15 09:49:08

get boyfriend to replace the sofa?

ghostspirit Wed 14-Jan-15 09:50:49

he does not have that sort of money..

KnackeredMerrily Wed 14-Jan-15 09:51:24

Cram a towel down into the innards of the sofa if you can. Maybe it leaked into the inside rather than dripped onto the floor?

Tell the boyfriend he's a dirty bastard, he needs to sober up right now and clean it properly.

When it dries out get some 'pop socks' fill with coffee granules and leave in some of the creases to help remove the smell.

ilovesooty Wed 14-Jan-15 09:52:25

If it's ruined and it's down to him he should replace it.
Does he often just turn up in the early hours of the morning?

diddl Wed 14-Jan-15 09:53:30

"he does not have that sort of money."

Well then it's a shame for him that he has potentially ruined an expensive sofa, but not your problem.

Professional clean?

How come he was on the sofa anyway?

ilovesooty Wed 14-Jan-15 09:53:42

Well he can start turning over to you the money he does have then.

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 14-Jan-15 09:54:32

He sounds a treat!

I'd be getting angrier than you seem to be.

What a shame though sad

steppeinginto2015 Wed 14-Jan-15 09:55:30

there is an amazing product which gets pet urine smells out of carpets and furniture. It isn't cheap, but it does work if nothing else will.
It is called simple solution stain remover

bilbodog Wed 14-Jan-15 09:56:29

if it is just one cushion smelling can you contact the shop or manufacturer and you might just be able to replace the one cushion?

ZingTheGreat Wed 14-Jan-15 09:58:20

oh dear how nastyangry

susiedaisy Wed 14-Jan-15 09:58:20

I would be tempted to contact his parents to be honest and ask they to pay for a professional clean.i bet his mother would be mortified to hear what he has done. Obviously that might cause a bit of hassle with your daughter but you've got to do something

paddlenorapaddle Wed 14-Jan-15 09:58:55

Rug Doctor urine remover pet human it got cat piss out of the furniture

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