Urine Soak Solution?

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I've washed, rinsed, and deoderized the bloody hell out of this rug and it still stinks like piss in the backing. Is there a good mixture I can let it soak in to neutralize the urine? Or are some rugs doomed to the dump?
 

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What have you used and what was your process?
Started with some straight Unduzit poured it on let it soak, filled the pit with water aggitated, squeegee, and rinsed. Applied bio modifier to backing, nothing, tried odorcide, still drying now but definitely still offing urine smell. I think i should have passed on this one. I might try a topical enzyme on the backing once everything is dried out.
 

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Try using some acid. Fill your hydroforce jug 1/4 full with acid rinse then fill the jug up with water. Go slow spraying the rug and totally saturate both front and back. Let dwell for an hour then rinse in the pit again.

The acid will dissolve the urine salts which cause the odor.
 

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Try using some acid. Fill your hydroforce jug 1/4 full with acid rinse then fill the jug up with water. Go slow spraying the rug and totally saturate both front and back. Let dwell for an hour then rinse in the pit again.

The acid will dissolve the urine salts which cause the odor.
Thank you @Todd the Cleaner , I'm young and still learning the rug washing game, is acid bath generally the most effective and efficient way to treat urine in a pit setting?
 

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Thank you @Todd the Cleaner , I'm young and still learning the rug washing game, is acid bath generally the most effective and efficient way to treat urine in a pit setting?
It’s worked for me many times in the past. When using acid the hotter the water the better. That’s why I like applying it with the hydroforce and truckmount. After the acid treatment you just have to rinse rinse, and rinse some more until all the urine has been flushed out. Using something like odorcide or bio modifier can also be helpful after all the urine is removed.
 

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It’s worked for me many times in the past. When using acid the hotter the water the better. That’s why I like applying it with the hydroforce and truckmount. After the acid treatment you just have to rinse rinse, and rinse some more until all the urine has been flushed out. Using something like odorcide or bio modifier can also be helpful after all the urine is removed.
So you use acid in hydro force as a post spray?!
 

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So you use acid in hydro force as a post spray?!
No, for urine it’s the first thing I use. It works great on residential too. For residential I go through with the urine light and saturate any urine spots. The stains and odors generally disappear by the time I’m done spraying. Let dwell 15-20 min then prespray and clean.

I sell this as a topical treatment when the customer won’t pay for sub surface extraction.
 
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No, for urine it’s the first thing I use. It works great on residential too. For residential I go through with the urine light and saturate any urine spots. The stains and odors generally disappear by the time I’m done spraying. Let dwell 15-20 min then prespray and clean.

I sell this as a topical treatment when the customer won’t pay for sub surface extraction.
So just the acid rinse? No enzyme
 

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No, for urine it’s the first thing I use. It works great on residential too. For residential I go through with the urine light and saturate any urine spots. The stains and odors generally disappear by the time I’m done spraying. Let dwell 15-20 min then prespray and clean.

I sell this as a topical treatment when the customer won’t pay for sub surface extraction.
I've used this method after I read your post about it awhile back and I have a customer that doesn't want to pay for the sub surface extraction (usually a move out rental clean) It works great. Now I usually fill my hydroforce with 1/4 to 1/2 full with Fab Set and the rest water, soak the carpet down with it, wait a bit, prespray Bio Break, and extract. Then I'll follow up with something like OS1 as a post spray that helps prevent wicking.
 
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I've used this method after I read your post about it awhile back and I have a customer that doesn't want to pay for the sub surface extraction (usually a move out rental clean) It works great. Now I usually fill my hydroforce with 1/4 to 1/2 full with Fab Set and the rest water, soak the carpet down with it, wait a bit, prespray Bio Break, and extract. Then I'll follow up with something like OS1 as a post spray that helps prevent wicking.
You can cut down a little on the fab set. I’ve been putting 20 ounces of Fab set in my 1:4 hydroforce.
 
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You can cut down a little on the fab set. I’ve been putting 20 ounces of Fab set in my 1:4 hydroforce.
Awesome I'll give that a try. I use to use Bridgepoint's UPS but it always choked me up, so I started using Fab Set. Thank you for posting that it really made a difference in providing value to my customers.
 
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I've used this method after I read your post about it awhile back and I have a customer that doesn't want to pay for the sub surface extraction (usually a move out rental clean) It works great. Now I usually fill my hydroforce with 1/4 to 1/2 full with Fab Set and the rest water, soak the carpet down with it, wait a bit, prespray Bio Break, and extract. Then I'll follow up with something like OS1 as a post spray that helps prevent wicking.

Are you doing a subsurface extraction on that?
 
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