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My house smells like poop

NatanekoNataneko Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
hello H/A!

I have 2 dogs, (a labrador and a labradorXbernese Mountain Dog. in short, they are big dog) and for christmas we left them in their room while we were away (they just went to sleep a little earlier and we were home 1hour later from their normal "wake" time)

trouble is the labrador decided it was a good time to have diarrhea. and because we weren't right there, it took a couple of hour before we could clean it up. it has been 2 days and I still smell dog shit when I go upstair. we cleaned the dog beds, the floor, the dog(multiple times). I can still smell it. what can I do! I'm tired of wanting to throw up all the time D:

Thanks!

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    Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Open the window, steam clean the carpets (you should be able to rent a steam cleaner for a reasonable daily fee), spray an enzyme-based cleaner on the affected area (available at any pet store), then steam clean again a few hours later.

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    Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I use Resolve carpet cleaner. Great stuff. Foams up, let it dry, scrub it out. You'd have to figure out where it was coming from in a smaller scale though cause you probably won't spray a whole room down with the stuff.

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    ThylacineThylacine Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Also, liberal amounts of Oust to kill the stink in the air while you do the other things the others said. For airing out the house, when you open the window if you have a box fan put it in the window blowing air out and open a window in a different room and leave all the doors open. Should get the stinky air out, and the very least clear out the other rooms so that the whole upstairs doesn't stink.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Open the window, steam clean the carpets (you should be able to rent a steam cleaner for a reasonable daily fee), spray an enzyme-based cleaner on the affected area (available at any pet store), then steam clean again a few hours later.


    This. Always, always always clean pet stains - feces or urine - with an enzyme based cleaner, whether or not it was on carpet or hard surface. Follow the directions on the bottle. It takes care of smell and usually stain as well, although you can follow up with a steam clean or regular stain remover after the enzyme has done its thing. We actually bought a hand held steamer after our dog had a round of stomach upset that left lovely bile stains all over our cream colored rug, and it's done wonders.

    As for enzyme cleaner, we use a brand called Simple Solution, and it takes care of anything. Even if you can mask the smell with the human nose, the dog will be able to smell their own waste, and might make a repeat accident in the same spot, which is why the special cleaners are important. All pet stores and most grocery/ discount stores should carry a comparable product.

    I feel for you. Nothing can make a house reek like a dog with the shits.

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    Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Old-school smell remover: Put a bowl of vinegar overnight in the space you want cleansed. Appearantly spraying vinegar on stains work too.

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    Hobbit0815Hobbit0815 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Panda4You wrote: »
    Old-school smell remover: Put a bowl of vinegar overnight in the space you want cleansed. Appearantly spraying vinegar on stains work too.

    Do you just mean a bowl of vinegar in the same room with the offending smell, or dumping a bowl of vinegar on the offending area? Honest question.

    Edit: Sorry.. My cat apparently started liking to piss in the bathroom and bedroom (hah, litter box is in the bathroom, right NEXT to the bedroom!) And the smell will stay for days sometimes...

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    Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hobbit0815 wrote: »
    Panda4You wrote: »
    Old-school smell remover: Put a bowl of vinegar overnight in the space you want cleansed. Appearantly spraying vinegar on stains work too.

    Do you just mean a bowl of vinegar in the same room with the offending smell, or dumping a bowl of vinegar on the offending area? Honest question.

    Edit: Sorry.. My cat apparently started liking to piss in the bathroom and bedroom (hah, litter box is in the bathroom, right NEXT to the bedroom!) And the smell will stay for days sometimes...
    Just keep an open container, with a few cups of vinegar poured into it, in the area or near the source of the odor for ~10-12 hours.
    I'm not all read up on the various usages but there are plenty of references out there if you'd like better instructions.

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    NatanekoNataneko Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thanks everyone! so far nothing seems to work but I'll try the vinegar and search again for this enzyme thingymabob. (haven't found it yet)

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    capnricocapnrico Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Are you sure there's not more poop hiding somewhere? That seems pretty pervasive.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nataneko wrote: »
    Thanks everyone! so far nothing seems to work but I'll try the vinegar and search again for this enzyme thingymabob. (haven't found it yet)

    Here's the stuff we use...

    http://www.simplesolution.com/

    Has a retailer locator.

    Failing that any Wal Mart or Target will stock pet stain/odor removers in their pet sections. Just make sure that the kind you get has the enzymes.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nature's Miracle. That shit is literally a miracle. And its natural. It will get any smell/stain out, even after its 'settled' for a month.

    Actually. I lent my bottle out to a co-worker. He had the same problem. He said it worked real well.

    I bought it at a large pet store. Petcetera, or maybe Petsmart. I dunno. They're all the same to me.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    Nature's Miracle. That shit is literally a miracle. And its natural. It will get any smell/stain out, even after its 'settled' for a month.

    Actually. I lent my bottle out to a co-worker. He had the same problem. He said it worked real well.

    I bought it at a large pet store. Petcetera, or maybe Petsmart. I dunno. They're all the same to me.

    I can vouch for this stuff as well. We used it when the store was sold out of simple solution one time. worked just as well, but was a little more expensive.

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    GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    capnrico wrote: »
    Are you sure there's not more poop hiding somewhere? That seems pretty pervasive.

    This was my first thought as well. Smells don't linger forever unless something is generating them. Either there is still some shit or something isn't clean enough.

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