How to get cat pee smell out of carpet??!!

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February 14, 2007 4:43pm CST
The tenants before us had cats and one of them must have peed in my room, because on a hot day when thehouse has been closed up I can smell it. It's revolting and I've tried using bi-carb soda, carpet powders, carpet foams and nothing works!There must be SOMETHING out there that will get rid of this foul stench!
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
14 Feb 07
YOu can try "Nature's Miracle" Do not use ANY cleaners with ammonia, cat pee is full of ammonia and you will make the smell worse. But honestly, you can't get out car urine smell, especially if it has made it to the padding. Your best bet with pets is to remove carpet and put in hard flooring, like linoleum or hard wood floors... that's what I had to do... I have 4 dogs
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
If you have never seen the show "How clean is your house?" see if it's on in your area and check it out.....they swear by using just plain warm water and cider vinegar or plain white vinegar,I've tried it and yes,it does work....add 1 cup of vinegar to 1 1/2-2 cups of water in a spray bottle,squirt carpet and 'dab' dry,never rub or scrub as that just pushes the odor down deeper into the carpet.....this show has many helpful hints for cleaning your house and they all work.....hope this helps
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
15 Feb 07
I use vinager. The acid in it neutralizes the ammonia. I would guess that the lemon would also work for the same reason. I had a dog in the house that was in the process of paper training and missed often. I sprayed his 'spots' with vinager and he did not return to the spot again.
• Australia
16 Feb 07
I will go and try the vinegar right now. the problem is, we live in a rented house so i can't exactly rip up the carpet-although i'd love to! i hate carpet.. not too fond of cats either :-p