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Old 11-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Location: North Florida
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So this is a gross story so I'll be brief. I need some help with a pet stain. Our boxer had a #2 accident in his crate overnight, ate the excretement and then vomited on our beige carpet . My husband was home when the dog vomited and attempted to clean it up, but now we have this 1'x1' stain in the middle of our office. He tried Nature's Miracle and the smell is gone, but the stain is still there. Any suggestions? Should we hire a carpet cleaning company or rent a machine ourselves? This is my first major pet accident in my new home and I just don't want to live the next 5 years with this stain. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:42 PM
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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You name it and it has come out of our pets (lol). We have used Resolve Carpet Triple Action spray cleaner to clean up such messes. Just be sure to test a piece of your carpet for color fastness. You may consider a section of carpet in a closet to test. We also use Resolve Carpet cleaning solution for steam cleaners. Accidents happen and we've managed to get all the stains out of our carpet. Remember to press/blot the solution into the carpet with a rag and constantly turn your rag. It will pull the stain up better.

You can hire someone to professionally clean your carpets for $$$ (and we have in the past), but we just rent a steam cleaner from our vacuum guy. He charges $21 for 2 days of steam cleaner rental.

FYI, our house was new in 2004 when we adopted the dogs. I still think our carpet looks new! I also vacuum daily.

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Old 11-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Location: Naples, FL
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I use Resolve, too. It works great.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:28 PM
Location: anywhere
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I use Resolve from time to time but I like the Woolite Oxy Clean as well. Although I am annoyed they changed the smell on the Oxy Clean. I used to be addicted to the old scent. The newer one smell more like Resolve.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:05 AM
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I've used OxyClean and Resolve, but it was a long time ago. Now, I just use 409. We have nylon carpet and it works as well as anything else I've ever tried. Our Labra dog is 13 years old; I think I've seen just about everything (I hope). Good luck with that yucky stain!
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Location: Va Beach
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I used to use Simple Green. Works great in the carpet cleaner as well.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:45 AM
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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after I use Resolve or another carpet cleaner, I put some baking soda and salt on the stain. Cover it with a white towel, wait to dry then vacuum. Pulls my dogs vomit up all the time. Never rub the stain, and don't oversaturate with carpet cleaner.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:47 AM
Location: Texas
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The other day, I took some hot, near-boiling water and put a teenie bit of detergent in it. I got a scrubbing brush and got on my hands and knees and scrubbed at the dog vomit stain on the carpet (we have white carpet). Then I used a towel to press against the carpet to get any excess water out. It worked great!
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:32 PM
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I'll also recommend Resolve. I don't know what kind it is, but it's in a red can. It smells nice and clean and gets it right out!
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:27 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I usually put 1 tbsp Tide and 2 tbsp Vinegar (per gallon of hot water) in our carpet cleaner and that works wonders. As with anything I would test for color fastness first.
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