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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  • 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.



  • try one of the products made for removing pet urine – that might get rid of the smell



  • i’ve found wool wash has done great with rug but then I got a spot clean which works great. I think you can also buy some pet product which would probably help with the urine smell


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