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How can I remove a urine smell (courtesy of my toddler) from my gorgeous large rug? I’ve tried shampoos, sprays, steam mops, vacuuming, leaving it out in the sun (wanted to leave it out in the rain, but it hasn’t rained much lately). I don’t want a professional carpet clean, as the chance of my toddler reoffending is high…

Posted by pebsanne, 22nd January 2014

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  • Yes I would try first baking soda too. Baking soda naturally neutralizes odors. Sprinkle it liberally on the damp area or even an old urine stain, and work the powder gently into the fibers of any fabric, rug or carpet. Let the baking soda sit overnight for maximum odor absorption, then vacuum it up to remove the smell completely.
    When this doesn’t help I would try a pet odor removal spray

  • Bicarb soda and vinegar. The Bicarb draws it out and the vinegar removes any odour. You could also try a splash of eucalyptus or lemongrass oil

  • All good answers l will use as well!

  • Repeat steam cleaning. Spraying with Glen20

  • Repeated steam mopping should do the job. Steam clean and place in the sun, hopefully will kill and smell causing bacteria. Also Glen20 spray is good too

  • Bicarb – sprinkle it on, scruff it into the fibres with your fingers, and next day vacuum like mad… Should work well!

  • Thanks everyone – these answers might help me too!

  • sprinkle with Bi Carb and leave overnight vacuum … repeat

  • I’m looking for a quality carpet shampoo and wanting advice on what is the best avaliable in bulk and where can I order it online please.

  • what about that vanish powder?

  • Thanks for asking this question; following the answers as I have something I need to remove too!

  • Maybe try a carpet cleaner from supermarket ,use warm water so don’t ruin your rug ,.I used it from there it was about $40 ,but worth a try .

  • Sounds like you have tried everything I would have. Hopefully someone on here can give you something to try and that it works well for you :)

  • I’d say you’ve exhausted all avenues & would just throw it away

  • Bio soda and vinegar will definitely get rid of the smell.

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