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How can I get the smell of urine out of the carpet?

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reddaisy Mon 28-Jan-13 10:13:34

DD didn't make it to the toilet on time yesterday morning and weed on her bedroom carpet. I have treated the patch by rubbing it with soapy water and it still smelt awful so I left some vanish carpet cleaner on it overnight and it still stinks! Any tips gratefully received!

pinkpaperpiggy Mon 28-Jan-13 10:17:05

Bread soda (bicarbonate) is excellent at removing smells. Sprinkle it on, leave it for a few hours and then vacuum out. I haven't tried it for urine but worked amazingly well on a carpet that was on the receiving end of a vomiting bug.


hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 28-Jan-13 10:21:32

Biological washing powder is meant to work but I have always had success with a solution of good old bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.

reddaisy Mon 28-Jan-13 10:42:24

Thanks! I will give bicarbonate of soda a try now!

PigletJohn Mon 28-Jan-13 16:19:33

this makes it worthwhile hiring a wet carpet shampooer. You can do the rest of the house, especially downstairs, and will be amazed at the amount of dirt that comes out.

NotGoodNotBad Mon 28-Jan-13 20:23:46


reddaisy Mon 28-Jan-13 20:51:57

The bicarb is still down as I will hoover it in the morning but already I can't smell it when I walk in the room. We have only had the carpets for a few months so I don't want to have to hire a cleaner yet and we have Febreze but that would just mask the smell.

pinkpaperpiggy Tue 29-Jan-13 12:30:21

Did the bicarb work?

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