Cleaner for Dog Messes? **PIC**

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SterlingAcres, May 22, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I'm not sure where I should post this, so I'm c&p to the Other Animals section too.... but I figured this is really a household section, so I'll try my luck.

    Within the next week, we're supposed to be signing papers for the new house. I don't have the move in date yet, but since it's being sold 'as is' it needs a serious cleaning before we move anything over there. It's a farmhouse on 3.25 acres and the previous owners quite literally bred pittbulls and let them run amuk on the first floor. The kitchen's been tore out, it was so trashed. The dining room and bonus room are tile. The living room is carpeted (which I'm sure might have to be ripped out), the kitchen is gutted to the bones so cleaning and subflooring again will be easy.

    My question is, the place smells like a kennel downstairs. What would you recommend to get the smell out and disinfect it? I've been told that baking soda, vinegar and bleach solution will work magic on it. I'm not sure, though I'd like to go as chemical free as I can.

    Any ideas are welcome [​IMG] Thanks so much!
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  2. starshrike

    starshrike Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    What's the flooring like for downstairs? Are we talking the carpet & gutted areas or is there a basement?

    Vinegar works wonderfully - I clean wire cages with a half half mix of vinegar/water. Just let it soak for awhile, rinse with water after. It REALLY SMELLS. I think it works better than bleach sometimes and bleach burns!

    You can leave boxes of baking soda to 'absorb' smells as well - or sprinkle and vacuum later.

    Good luck cleaning!
  3. krcote

    krcote Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    I am a vet tech and let me tell you- those smells will be very difficult to get out no matter what you use! You can get some industrial stuff online used to clean kennels- that's your best bet. However- it is very expensive. If you want to go close to chem free- a baking soda/hydrogen peroxide/and dish soap solution works very well on skunk spray so..... maybe poo too?! Sadly- totally chem free will not likely work.
    Let me know how it works out!
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  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    "What's the flooring like for downstairs?"

    Quote:I've already listed it.

    I'm going to try the vinegar/water and bleach/water solutions. Plus lots of airing out. Thankfully it's warming up so having the windows open 24/7 won't be too unpleasant. I figure it will take awhile to rid the smell completely, but the house has so much potential, it was hard to pass on. LOL

    I'll let you both know how it turns out...

    ETA- I'm told they make pet odor cleaner for shampooers and wet vacs... maybe that would work?
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  5. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    I know you want to go chemical free but you would be better off to go to a pet store and get the stuff that breaks down the emzines in the urian. It's about $25 a gallon but well worth it. Clean the rooms and then spray (I would use a garden pump sprayer) it in and let it soak and dry. I know it sounds like a lot of chemicals and money but just think of the chemicals in that urian and it does work as I have used it before. It doesn't really work very well on cat urian but does on dogs.

    Good luck sorry for spelling mistakes too tired and sore to take the time to look up spelling
  6. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    I had to deal with a problem just like that when my middle dd bought a home last year.

    What we did was get a tub of Oxi-Clean.

    Open the windows and have a fan blowing out. Always use hot water for this.

    For porous surfaces, like sub-flooring, wet the floor, (Wet, but not running.) sprinkle the powder on it, then use a scrubber, or a scouring brush or something, and work it in. Don't add more water, it will be like a paste. Let it set for about 10 minutes.

    Now get a bucket of hot water, dip your brush in it, and get it to the floor and scrub some more, (You should smell the uric acid coming off the floor.) trying now to dissolve the graules. Let sit another 10 should foam now.

    Now get it off the floor. This will be Dirty, I guarantee it. Once you've mopped it up, rinse floor again with clean water. Let dry. I used box fans to finish it.

    Non-porous surfaces, Mix an Oxi-Clean solution in a bucket with hot water, mop.

    I want to reiterate that you want a lot of ventilation, because Oxi-Clean brings all that stuff up and into the air. But it's a good thing, other than having to breathe it in. So fans blowing out for working, and then fans pointing on the floor for drying them.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Maybe this will help a little better...


    Okay, that's what I'm dealing with in the dining room. Is the Nature's Miracle, Vinegar, Baking Soda or Oxy-Clean going to work on this? I know, it's so gross. I don't believe that's sh*t around the trim, I think it's dirt and urine.
    DH thinks we'll have to scrub and flea bomb this place for a week or two before even moving in. I have to say... I agree. [​IMG]
  8. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    Yes, absolutely. Believe it, or not, the house dd bought had a worse room than that.

    I know this will work out for you. It will be some elbow grease, but just imagine it clean and with your things in it! Congratulations on the new place! [​IMG]
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That's not even the worst room. LOL It's trashed. Like the kitchen is covered in garbage, condiments, pieces of furniture and there's poor subflooring... It's going to be fun. The guy is supposed to be cleaning it out this week sometime, I hope he takes his garbage with him! Yuck.

    But thanks! I'll try the OxyClean too [​IMG] I really really appreciate it! Once this place is clean, it'll be awesome.
  10. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Sounds like our situation, we bought a farmhouse on almost 9 acres, and the previous owners (and by previous owners, i don't mean the farmer who sold it to us... because he only bought to BIG farm to severe off the little farm [​IMG] ), had a large dog, and to put it lightly, they abused this dog. The house has an enclosed porch, with two wood front doors, one that goes to the hallway in the house, and one to the outside, the dog totalled both doors, it seems the owners left their poor dog in that enclosed porch 24/7, it peed up a storm everywhere, it reeks, and the floor is mouldy where they just COVERED the pee without cleaning, great people right? fortunately... it used to be a fully functioning covered porch when the house was built (1870's), and the old old owners (before these scummy people) had a poured cement porch put in, and later on had it enclosed, well... it turns out they just built between the posts holding up the porch, so we take out the walls, which are just stud walls, and tada! brand new porch that doesn't smell like pee!

    Good luck, they have this stuff at pet valu in canada thats awesome for smells, but its in a tiny bottle and really only for small spots, not monsoons lol. When our cats totalled the living room downstairs with cat pee, i pulled up the carpet (there was linoleum under it) and scrubbed it with bleach, amonia works too but it smells worse than bleach.. it's going to take some serious scrubbing, and you might have to remove the dry-wall since dry-wall has a tendancy to soak-up oders, like urine, and cigarette smoke.
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