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12-02-2005, 07:14 PM #1Professional Member*
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For any of you old dogs or new ones for that matter.Do you know how to get the stinky smell of new carpet out of your house fast.I is driving me nuts.
12-02-2005, 07:17 PM #2
open windows for a while?
let dog pee on carpet and then have it cleaned?
fresh air supply?
questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated
12-02-2005, 08:51 PM #3Regular Guest
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I feel your pain. It reminded me of the time me and my now wife went to a New Years party downtown (DC), and got so faced we stayed at a hotel where they had just renovated ... all new rug and wallpaper. The combination of the drinking and fumes gave me the worst hangover EVER.
Try one of those ultra-violet light sanitizers in your return duct. It reduces odors as well as zapping biologicals.
I recently put one in my house and think it helps.
12-02-2005, 11:12 PM #4
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12-03-2005, 08:07 PM #5
wet dogs usually remove all other odors from rugs/funitureInstalls, Changeouts, & Heat Stroke.....not necessarily in that order
12-09-2005, 12:27 AM #6Regular Guest
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First; plenty of BAKING SODA covering the whole carpet completely.
Rub it in with a rotary carpet brushes and let it stay on the carpet for about 1 hour.
The baking soda will pick up some of the oils found in new carpet as well as nullify the smell to a large degree.
Vacumm using a real slow contiuous pass over each section and not that back & forth crap everyone in the world does to their carpets. Vacumm in all 4 directions and change the vacumm bags before they reach the maximum fill height.
Get a rug shampooer, not one of those spray and suck "steam" injection machines. Test a hidden corner of the carpet with straight vinegar to be sure the vinegar will not adversely affect the carpet. If the vinegar does not affect the carpet, spray and rotary brush the whole carpet taking care not to soak it to the point of affecting the wood floor underneath.
Use a carpet suction machine or an industrial wet vac to suck out as much of the moisture as you can.
If you are in a high humidity area, put fans to blow over the carpet and a dehumidifier to suck the moisture out of the air. If you are in a dry climate or in winter dry air, just the fans blowing over the carpet should be sufficient.
The vinegar smell will go away fairly quickly. If any residual smell still bothers you, redo the BAKING SODA routine every couple days or until the smell no longer bothers you.