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Help - new home smells of dog!

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EdieBlizzard Thu 07-Nov-13 18:15:51

Thanks Toffi - we are getting there! Lots of bicarbonate and decorating!

Toffi Wed 23-Oct-13 23:51:59

I'm a bit late to this thread but u could try some stuff like this - simple solution stain and odour remover just put a link to find it at amazon but i know you can get it at pet stores like pets at home etc i had a really old dog (who as she got older had issues) it did work esp if the animals arent there anymore to re-mess i've used it neat & also put this stuff in a carpet washer along with the carpet shampoo that is spec made for animal residues that you can get at any carpet hire place it may be an answer i know this stuff works on carpets, wood flooring and also even concrete hope u find a solution, is it just a doggy smell or is it kinda a dirty feaces/urine doggy smell if its that bad and through to the underlay though you may find you may have to start over fresh carpets etc

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 21:24:33


valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 21:18:47

OP lift the carpet and see what sorry of state the underlay is in as that can be where the smell is.

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 21:17:35

That's what my mum had done and it was 100 quid.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 14-Oct-13 21:06:43

Get a proper professional in - you want an industrial standard hot water extraction system, not a one man band with a cheapy steam cleaner or his own Rug Doctor type machine, and it will probably cost in the region of £400 for a small house carpeted throughout. That should sort the problem out properly, but otherwise yes, you're going to have to recarpet. I'm surprised you didn't budget for it before moving tbh, everyone I've ever known who has moved into a property that had dogs in has had to recarpet within a few months, just because of the smell.

BinarySolo Mon 14-Oct-13 13:41:19

I've had the same experience with rug doctors!


valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 12:11:10

Steam cleaning makes the place smell of wet dog ime grin

BinarySolo Mon 14-Oct-13 10:57:15

Get it done professionally. Rug doctors can over wet the carpet and make the smell worse. Stream cleaning might help.

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 10:53:18

My mum had a big 2 bed flat cleaned for less than a 100 pounds with a local carpet cleaner - really good and leaves the carpet really fresh. It took just over an hour.

The thing about using a rug doctor is that it is hard and really heavy work.

FanjolinaJolie Mon 14-Oct-13 08:59:58

I would not hire rug doctor as you can over-wet and damage the carpet.

Can you splash out for professional carpet cleaner? they will be able to advise proper de-odourising agent and you will prob also want a flea treatment too.

We had 13 years living in military accommodation, we had to do this as a condition of our licence. We often took over from families with pets but never had a smell or infestation problem. It might cost you £200 or more but worth a try before you think about recarpeting.

valiumredhead Sat 12-Oct-13 19:30:47

Rip up the carpets or get them cleaned.

SweetEspresso Sat 12-Oct-13 18:42:38

Shake n' Vac and lots of it? Though your bicarb should have done the same job. Windows open, smelly candles or mask it with incense sticks. It should fade off eventually.

TapTapBangBang Sat 12-Oct-13 18:37:09

I hate animal smells I am not a pet fan and as I said you'll only get rid of it completely by ripping up carpets. But you should at least try cleaning first you never know. You can hire rug doctors In big supermarkets and B&Q.

EdieBlizzard Sat 12-Oct-13 17:21:55

Odour not door ...ggrrrr

EdieBlizzard Sat 12-Oct-13 17:21:34

I heard that getting carpet leaders in won't solve the door problem. I will be gutted if we have to re- carpet completely.... sad

fieldfare Sat 12-Oct-13 17:08:15

Hire a carpet cleaner.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 12-Oct-13 16:53:57

Is it carpeted? If so get some professional carpet cleaners in.

bzoo Sat 12-Oct-13 16:53:17

Hire a rug doctor?

TapTapBangBang Sat 12-Oct-13 16:52:23

IME you're going to have to rip up carpets. sad

EdieBlizzard Sat 12-Oct-13 15:34:53

I have mopped, hoovered and put down bicarbonate of soda and it still smells of previous owners dog sad Anyone have any great ideas, please ?

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