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    MuklukMukluk
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    We are looking to buy a new house soon.  One place we have seen seems nice enough but the current owners have dogs and the house stinks of dog.  Some rooms are worse than others.  Is it possible to remove dog smell and if so how do I do it?  Do I have to replace the carpet or is there something I can do to keep the carpet and remove the smell?

    #538385
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Internet says dont steam clean or you will cook it in
    Spay vinegar around and let it evaporate.
    I would imagine bicarb soda into the carpet and vaccummed would be pretty good too
    Obviously not with the vinegar or it will bubble

    #538386
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I would go with the bi-carb, leave it down for as long as you can.

    #538387
    MuklukMukluk
    Participant

    Thank you both!  If we buy the house I will let you know how it goes.  At least now it is not off our list due to smell.

    #538388
    earthwalkerearthwalker
    Participant

    Personally, I would rip up the carpet and live on bare floors ’til I could afford an alternative.  I really hate carpet and once you’ve lifted even what looks like clean carpet, you will be pretty revolted by it.  It’s not just the smell of dog, but also the fleas (if their house reeks of dog, there will be fleas).  I wouldn’t write off a house due to pet smells….most things can be ripped out or put right.  All the best with the househunt.

    #538389
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
    Participant

    Just be carefull  the house at the end of our street just sold they had dogs  it took a team of professional cleaners 2 vans  5 full days to clean up the place

    #538390
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Just dog mess Aussiedownunder or human mass as well?

    #538391
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
    Participant

    Not shore they arrived and seemed to put some of there stuff in the garage

    Then the vans came and there was big hoses  going from the vans inside

    And often you would see what looked li9ke carpet scrubbers outside

    Some day when I see somebody out side will call for a chat

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