I used this in a rented rug doctor. I have to say that is worked better then any store bought cleaner. I have white carpet and 6 new puppys.. all stains are gone. On the bad stains I wicked the stain by putting folded towels on the stain then a heavy book on top. This keeps the stain from the pad. I work at a grocery store and have told customers about this. They rented the Rug doctor then used this recipe, they tried it and came back to thank me.
This works even without the detergent. I heard about using a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water to eliminate urine odors when my cat was spraying. I put the solution in a spray bottle and sprayed everywhere I could on carpets, couch, etc. I found our new kitten had been using the bottom of our closet (she hated the kitty litter we were using) and after I cleaned it all up I mopped with straight vinegar and the smell is 100% gone. This is a miracle recipe in my opinion because cat urine odor seems impossible to remove any other way! I also love that it is non-toxic and safe for the environment! A definite five stars all around.
Works great! Our new pup had an unfortunate accident after over-indulging (he pooed all over the dining room :yuck:), and an hour after scrubbing with this solution, we could barely smell it. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
My mother used the same recipe as Jerry Baker to eliminate pet odor in the 1950s. If you have to clean an accident [bowel movement] from a carpet: Pick-up with paper-towel trying not to spread the mess. Then spray shaving cream on the spot, lightly rub in and let it dry. Take a pet brush and brush out after completely dry. Variation on the odor remover recipe is a Weed Killer recipe: Dissolve 1 pound table salt into 1 gallon white vinegar (5% acidity) Add 1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent and mix thoroughly. Use in spray bottles; spray directly on weed [be careful as this kills ALL greens, flowers and vegetable plants!!]. Spray when weather forecast is sunny weather for a few days. In about three days all the weeds are dead and dried-out. I then sweep patio with hard-bristle broom and weeds are gone. Safety Tip: label & keep away from children and pets. This non-toxic formula works great on patios or gravel driveways. I don't spot-spray weeds near my flowers/vegetables/grass because they die and the soil becomes sterile. Sue & Sasha=^.^= Montreal, Qc, CANADA
I have three small dogs and this works great! Thanks for posting.
This has been a lifesaver with our new 17 month old dog. It has totally removed all the odor, and even helped as a deterent...but doesn't last as a deterent without daily applications. I've put it in a spray bottle and misted the hall, stair landing, and behind the sofa (her most offending spots). We have made DEFINATE progress in our week here with her! Thanks for posting!
This works!! I have also sprayed this and brushed on upholstry that I don't want ruined and it is also a preventative. Now if I could find a solution to remove thin black oil from a berber carpet I would be happy because nothing I have tried works! I have two footprints showing the sole print of oil.
I use this mixture over the week-end to clean after my babies. IT WORKED. I, too, use a spray bottle and used a toothbrush to brush it into the carpet and it came right up, even old stains. I will keep using this mixture, it's better than the stuff you find at the pet stores. THANK YOU!!
My kitty decided to spray my bed because I went away. The smell soaked into my mattress and I thought I was going to have to get rid of it. I mixed this solution up and sprayed my bed. No smell of kitty spray anymore. Thanks so much!!!
Five Stars! I mixed this into an empty 32 oz (convenient!) spray bottle from a "absolutely the best!" stain and odor remover (hmmph!), using Joy (I also use Ivory) dish soap. I put in the water first, because we all have experienced the overflow of suds when you put the soap in first, to about 3/4. Then I added the other two ingredients and finished filling slowly. I also wrote the recipe on the bottle with a Sharpie, right over the brand name directions! ~ I have Tom cats around that have marked my wood front door, so I sprayed that down, as well as the screen door. No more "marked" smell! In the time I went to the kitchen to put the bottle away and came back, the odor was gone! How easy is that?!!!