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  1. Coltrane

    Coltrane Registered User

    Jun 7, 2015
    1
    Hi,
    just joined this forum but cannot find any advice regarding cleaning carpets that have been badly soiled by urine. Unfortunately my mothers Dementia is progressing fast and she can no longer always find the toilet or Commode.
    Can anyone recommend a product that is available to buy. I have seen several products that state that they are Urine neutralisers but have mixed reviews.
    Any help would be appreciated - thanks
     
  2. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    You could try the dettol washing liquid designed for clothes. I'm not certain how good that will be but to be honest it's got to be better for a carpet than urine. Another thought would be to get a non slip easy clean floor put down and the carpet taken up.
     
  3. chrisdee

    chrisdee Registered User

    Nov 23, 2014
    171
    Yorkshire
    Try 1001 carpet cleaner FOR PETS! [formerly troubleshooter] certainly removes the smell which is the purpose of the exercise.
     
  4. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    what about the stuff you can use to remove dog urine odour
     
  5. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,589
    I was about to say the same...any pet 'accident' spray will do the job.
    'Someone' on here (2jays) speaks very highly of vinegar...:)
     
  6. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,480
    West Midlands
  7. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    500
    Scotland
    Blot, blot, blot - I agree 2jays - first blot as much as possible, as soon as possible. I have used the Dettol and it is pretty good. I just dread that urine smell so I usually "Dettol" it again - blot as much as possible so that carpet dries quickly. Then I spray the "pet accident spray".

    I didn't know of 1001 carpet cleaner for pets, Chrisdee, I'll look out for that.

    OH has had catheter for two years and there has been an awful lot to learn about a subject I wish I didn't need to know about.
     
  8. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,839
    Suffolk
    I use, sorry, used, a pet spray. Works well, with a slight smell of lavender. ( OH now in home, not got used to it yet!)
     
  9. chrisdee

    chrisdee Registered User

    Nov 23, 2014
    171
    Yorkshire
    I don't want to send you on a wild goose chase LilacB, so checked the label.
    Its certainly 1001 Troubleshooter, but no longer has 'pet accident spray' on the label.
    Sounds as though you have it covered anyway, so to speak!
     
  10. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
  11. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,480
    West Midlands
  12. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    I already had that from when we had our old dog lol I use vinegar as well lol ;)x
     
  13. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Just had carer on this very job here spot cleaning the carpet.
     
  14. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,967
    Brixham Devon
    After blotting 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water. Your house will smell like a fish and chip shop for a couple of days but then it should clear.:eek:
     
  15. aksawy3

    aksawy3 Account Closed

    Feb 12, 2017
    2
    #15 aksawy3, Feb 12, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
    I think that you must call professional company for cleaning thats will give you perfect work .
     
  16. mancmum

    mancmum Registered User

    Feb 6, 2012
    384
    Giant sellotape like product

    When MIL had her bathroom done they covered the carpets with a product which is like a giant roll of sellotape - they sell it in DIY stores - apparently it can stay down for amonth without damaging carpet. Just wondering if that might be useful to you in the future.
     
  17. peterrabbit

    peterrabbit Registered User

    Jun 18, 2016
    135
    we used pet urine stain cleaner, seemed to work.
     
  18. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,839
    Suffolk
    A special spray in the famous pink bottles works on old stains. Just check which one you are buying. Otherwise, pet spray.
     
  19. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,839
    Suffolk
    #19 Spamar, Feb 15, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
    It did, but not much urine. He was mostly OK with a bottle, obviously missed that time! But that was nearly 2 years ago, before he went into a home. And until I start being incontinent, no problem! But I won't care then!

    Mark you, we were away on holiday a year or so before that and again he 'missed' the bottle. Fortunately it was a place used to dealing with disabled of all sorts. The cleaners had sorted it before we got back from breakfast!
     
  20. Peirre

    Peirre Registered User

    Aug 26, 2015
    160
    Try Stardrops, you can get this from most pound shops.
    I use it in a wet vac as an alternative to more expensive detergent products and it cleans a treat. Spraying a little bit onto the carpet and letting it dwell before scrubbing helps to loosen the soiling
     

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