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Swani21

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I cleaned this carpet the other day and when I returned to pick up my fans I noticed the carpet wicked back something terrible. I cleaned with my rotovac 360xl and even post bonneted with encapuguard green. The carpet had been pretty neglected and rarely vacuumed. I think they may have used a rug doctor at one time. The house also smells like a wet dog. I'm thing and going back and relearning with encapuclean O2. But am also wondering how the best way to get rid of the dog smell? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm having trouble adding pictures. I will try from my computer later. @Scott W
 

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Dog hair and soil at the primary backing still in the carpet, definitely need to vacuum in all four directions prior to recleaning. Last resort would be my deodorizer of choice post cleaning to eliminate any chance of odor.
 
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Oils in the carpet and or dander still in the carpet or just odor stuck in the room. Like on walls and in air ducts. Dry run a crb if you got one or just vac the living hell out of it. Boost up with your favorite solvent also osr will help. Pretty much have to treat this as urine all over as it does get down into the padding unfortunately. Definitely post bonnet it helps. I cleaned the crap out of one of our rentals. Odor was still pretty heavy. We said hell with it and ripped it up. Man the pad reeked of dog odor. Just a foul dog bo basically no piss. You could see on the backing where the dog liked to lay around. It was dark and oily. Btw any humidity present will activate this odor. Just like a smokers house. You can knock it out almost completely then when it rains it begins to smell.
 

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Dog hair and soil at the primary backing still in the carpet, definitely need to vacuum in all four directions prior to recleaning. Last resort would be my deodorizer of choice post cleaning to eliminate any chance of odor.
Thanks Jim! We did vacuum the living daylights out of it but the sight tube in the Rotovac was still pulling filthy water.
 

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I cleaned this carpet the other day and when I returned to pick up my fans I noticed the carpet wicked back something terrible. I cleaned with my rotovac 360xl and even post bonneted with encapuguard green. The carpet had been pretty neglected and rarely vacuumed. I think they may have used a rug doctor at one time. The house also smells like a wet dog. I'm thing and going back and relearning with encapuclean O2. But am also wondering how the best way to get rid of the dog smell? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm having trouble adding pictures. I will try from my computer later. @Scott W
Text me the pictures if you can’t get them to post and I’ll post them for you. 702-595-0488
 

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Here’s the pictures.


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Looks like urine wicking up from under the carpet. Go in and vacuum well. Put 24 ounces of acid rinse in your hydroforce sprayer and fill it with water. Spray the whole room with acid rinse then rinse with your wand. Do a double dry pass, turn on any ceiling fans and open the windows overnight. I bet that fixes the problem.
 

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Looks like urine wicking up from under the carpet. Go in and vacuum well. Put 24 ounces of acid rinse in your hydroforce sprayer and fill it with water. Spray the whole room with acid rinse then rinse with your wand. Do a double dry pass, turn on any ceiling fans and open the windows overnight. I bet that fixes the problem.
Do you think I could use UPS from Interlink and it would get rid of the odor?
 

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Do you think I could use UPS from Interlink and it would get rid of the odor?
Does it smell like urine or like wet dog hair?
 

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The wet dog smell usually goes away once 100% dry. Most likely there is still some moisture in there causing the odor. Open the windows for a day and the smell should go away.
 

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The wet dog smell usually goes away once 100% dry. Most likely there is still some moisture in there causing the odor. Open the windows for a day and the smell should go away.
The wet dog didn't start till after I cleaned the carpet. I left fans and windows open for over 24 hrs. No much humidity here.
 

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A good fiber rinse in your chemical injection, lower PSI, slower rinse strokes, and a few more dry strokes and you can eliminate most wicking issues. (IM0)
 

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A good fiber rinse in your chemical injection, lower PSI, slower rinse strokes, and a few more dry strokes and you can eliminate most wicking issues. (IM0)
Thanks Jeff, I dry stroked the shit out of this. I usually use flex ice for a rinse but my chemical injection acted up. But i thought the encapuguard green would do just as good if not better then using flex ice.
 

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Dog hair and soil at the primary backing still in the carpet, definitely need to vacuum in all four directions prior to recleaning. Last resort would be my deodorizer of choice post cleaning to eliminate any chance of odor.
Also CRB would be an option if hair is still present...
 

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H202 bonnet clean and dri pod dry it .
 

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^^^^ Perioxide

Pull apart the fibers and look down to the backing in the brown out areas and look carefully, it eliminates guess work on what to do. On many jobs I do this before I vacuum in traffic lanes, kitchen entrance and smelly problem areas, then I pull back the carpet if necessary because it tells the whole story. Taking the marine surveyor stance on jobs will set you apart if you get the full story first, give the customer expectations and possible outcome scenarios before they happen. If they choose the least expensive route, make sure that they know that you don't own the problem after giving good advice prior to cleaning. I give 2 quotes on pet treatments, the right way and a topical treatment. The topical treatment is a taillight warranty.
 

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I know the money ( proffit ) won't be in this...but a dehumidifer placed would have helped this...You added a great deal of humidity to this space...( like we all do when we water extract )...air movement is one thing...but it just moves air around...Taking that humidity as quickly as possibe....Will help in this odor...I applaud your williness to make things better.