(Closed) My living room smells like pee…

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I find that when this happens to me I can just spray the whole room with Febreeze and the smell goes away! It’s like magic! 🙂

Post # 4
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha I don’t know what to tell you, I’d just cover the room with febreeze and then use that Arm&Hammer pet odor powder when vacuuming the whole room.

Post # 5
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had this same thing happen, and I finally had to break down and have someone come in and clean the carpets.  I even went as far as sniffing the floor on my hands and knees.  My FH thought I was crazy, and I am sure that is how I looked, LOL.

Post # 6
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

check your pillows too!  febreeze or nature’s miracle can be a godsend for those mystery smells!

Post # 7
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Use a black light! If you turn off the lights and shine a black light around it will light up the pee! 

Post # 8
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Soak the floor with vinegar – It takes out the pee smell so even the dog can’t smell it!

But soak it enough so it gets down to the underpad (that is probably what is smelling) Let it dry completely (24 hours or so) then rent a steam cleaner from the grocery store ~$50 and easy to use!

Good Luck!

Post # 9
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can sprinkle baking soda on your carpet (you can use a little or a lot).  Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then vacuum it up.  It will help absorb the oders and any wetness still in the carpeting.  It is also perfectly safe for pets to be around. 

PS, you can also sprinkle salt on your carpets to help get rid of bugs and fleas.  This can dry out the fibers in your capeting though if you leave it on too long. 

Post # 10
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah serouisly bust out a black light!

Post # 11
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This totally happened to me! I’m glad you posted it – I’m going to try some of these tricks before moving out of my townhome…no matter how diligent I am about watching my puppy, she manages to sneak a pee when I’m not looking, and I don’t want to lose my security deposit due to urine smell…

Post # 12
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would reccommend either baking soda or natures miracle (petsmart). I would not recommend vinegar because in my experience it makes it worse–at least with cat pee it makes it worse

Post # 13
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

Use a black light!  Then when you find the spot(s) you need to neutralize the it and the area around it with vinegar.  Let it sit for a little while, then soak it up.  This will ensure that the urine is neutralized down to the concrete below your carpet/carpet pad. 

Post # 14
683 posts
Busy bee

Uh-oh. Do you have vents on the floor? My old man-cat peed in the fri**en vents. Every time I turn on the AC…

I’m still working on a solution to this.

If you do have carpet- I’ve heard if you paint Killz on the wood floor below- it helps seal in the smell.

Post # 15
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i second renting a steam cleaner from the store. my grandma had an amazing recipe that was like lemon-scented ammonia, water and baking soda. When I moved into my old apartment the carpet smelled like dirty socks. It was so bad that steaming the carpets didn’t get rid of it but it sure helped a lot!

Post # 16
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Eeek. This happened to me once and I just rented a carpet steamer at the grocery store and steam cleaned the carpet for the entrire room. Didn’t take very long and then everything was suuuuuper clean and great looking again (and not smelly anymore!)!

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