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PLEASE PLEASE HELP Sour milk on my carpet - smell is making me SICK.

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OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jul-09 14:03:11

Earlier in the week (might have been Sunday night, I forget) one of DS's bottles of cow's milk spilt on my bedroom carpet (about 100ml, I reckon, so not too much)
Mopped it up with cold water and a towel and thought I'd got it all up.
But obviously not. It HONKS angry and it's really disgusting.
Am I too late for bicarb to try and soak up the smell and then hoover? Should I try wet detergent again?(and if so what? washing up liquid? washing powder?)
Tis horrible cheapo nylony carpet left by former occupants.
TIA for any help

ItsAllaBitNoisy Wed 08-Jul-09 14:11:38

This happened with my car (in the heat it was especially grim). I tried loads of products, but the only things that got it out was a weak mixture of hot water and bleach. Don't know if you want to chance that on your carpet though?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jul-09 14:24:24

Ooh, You think Hot water?
<shameless bump>
Not sure about bleach though you are right.

drlove8 Wed 08-Jul-09 14:38:33

try washing again with a biological washing powder/liquid.... the enzymes in that should kill off the bacteria thats causing the smell.

ItsAllaBitNoisy Wed 08-Jul-09 14:39:25

Well as it is there so long now, I would use hot water now, to "melt" whatever is causing the smell. Have you tried washing powder? Again a weak solution. Something mild that won't bleach it.

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