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Urine in carpets

Posted by Mark Hinrichs on June 3rd, 1998 01:02 AM
In reply to URINE IN CARPET by JENNIFER TATUM on June 2nd, 1998 07:07 PM [Go to top of thread]

Depending on the severity of the stain,you may
have to do something fairly radical to get rid of the stain,
odor and health hazard.

I just replaced capreting throughout a rental house due to
mass quantities of dog urine. In this case, the carpet,
was soaked, the pad was soaked, and some parts of the
sub-flooring were soaked. I ended up having to replace about
300 Sqft of subflooring, where the urine stains were worst.

In my case, anything less would have been inadequate, and
would have left the house un-inhabitable.

There is a product I used on the 'not stained' sub flooring
to ensure I didn't miss a source of odor. It's called 'Urine
Contamination Treatment' (or something like that). Runs about
$15 a liter, and was available at a local janitorial supply
place. The directions talk about treating carpets
with it prior to 'standard' hot water carpet cleaning.
Evidently, it kills the micro-organisms which are carried in
the urine which then produce the odor (? this is what I was told...
I'm not a biologist).

Hope your situation allows that (relatively inexpensive) approach.

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