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Ideas for keeping carpets clean and free from urine smell

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Ginnykk5, May 27, 2017.

  1. Ginnykk5

    Ginnykk5 Registered User

    Jan 6, 2015
    70
    Hemel Hempstead
    Has anyone got any suggestions for quick cleaning carpets when they have been urinated on?
    My dad takes his nappys off at night and then wee's everywhere . Just wondered if any one had tips on products available to make sure you don't get that awful urine smell in the house.

    I use 1001 spray at the moment, anyone have any better product suggestions?
     
  2. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,588
    Scotland
    Pet shops sell various products for neutralising urine smells that are very effective.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,831
    Male
    North Manchester
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,755
    Female
    Scotland
    When John had a spell of incontinence I bought lengths of carpet protector from Amazon. My recollection is that each is eight or ten feet long and about £10. It runs from under his side of the bed to the toilet so if he doesn't make it the floor is easily mopped.

    I also invested in an electric carpet cleaner £147 which included a large canister of shampoo. That has been a good buy too.

    In fact the incontinence stopped being a problem once he was back in a routine and his infection cleared up.
     
  5. cobden28

    cobden28 Registered User

    Jan 31, 2012
    442
    Carpet cleaning

    If possible, get fid of fitted carpets and replace it with vinyl or some other easily washable flooring - you can have washable rugs which aren't as difficult to keep clean as a fitted carpet.

    It's no trouble to pop a washable rug in the washing machine if it's been wee'd or poo'd on and a lot less hassle than cleaning a fitted carpet. Pet stain removers remove 99% of any stain but you need a professional carpet cleaner in for stain removal to be effective.
     
  6. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    I discovered a product in a blue plastic bottle with a brush attached to the top...It was very good with pet accidents, and when husband was doubly incontinent...name starts with Dr. and sounds rather like a famous footballer married to a spice girl...

    Available in a posh supermarket.
     
  7. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I believe you can name products as long as you have no interest in the company.
     
  8. Bisham

    Bisham Registered User

    Dec 29, 2012
    2
    North London
    Why not get a 'all in one' with a zip up the back. They are made for night wear and day time. I think the company is called Medoris


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  9. angelaraphael

    angelaraphael Registered User

    May 29, 2017
    19
    concentrated orange cleaner

    this is made of nothing but oranges and does a great job
     

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