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How to rid pet urine in carpets
by dog lover, but
on May 10, 2012 @20:11
OK, LLs, I am SFH LL in CA.
Tenant's dog left her mark all over our carpet! Thanks to an Anonymous LL in a forum years ago, this is the procedure to eliminate pet urine:
To get rid of the smell do the following:
-Remove the carpet and padding (with the owner's permission of course)
-Wash the floor, baseboards, and walls with a bleach and water solution
-If the floor still smells, paint the floor with oil-based Kilz paint to seal it (again with the owner's permission)
-Replace with new padding and carpeting
-Change the furnace filter to one that removes allergens
-Remove the registers and vaccuum all the furnace ducts
-It may be necessary to paint the walls in that room also (if so, do this before new carpet is installed)
OK, LL, my question to you is:
What came first, the pet urine on my carpet or the deduction of security deposit? Uh, ... what? (this is actually a pun if you think about it - "What" is written first)
As a dog lover, I understand the desire to have a Fido companion, but I will not let my new tenant be subject to your negligence! Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot, your dog is "housebroken". Ah, yes, it is my "house", that is now "broken". Tell Fido, "hello deposit reduction".
Did you get the part about the new carpet and padding??
Oh just in case you think you can, my lawyer says you can't win this one. Tell your best friend your problems, I don't have time for them, I am too busy preparing my house for lease!
Oh, and you better hope that over watering of the huge plant didn't cause wood rot, because....that's another story. Well, you can thank your boyfriend for tearing up my original Good Faith estimate of damage to just have the carpets cleaned, it allowed me to learn the real aspects of the pet urine clean up procedure.
Thanks for paying rent on time for 2.5 years (except that one bounced check). Hi hope Fido likes his new cozy room! Throw her a ball outside for me will ya? Next!
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