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Old 02-16-2004, 11:24 AM
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I would try a product that I get from a pet store called Nature's Miracle. It really eliminates the odors from our cat. I use this on the children's beds after accidents and around the toilet bases.
Hope your house is smelling better soon. Spring is around the corner.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:29 PM
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I agree with Sue on the Nature's Miracle.
You can find it in a pet store, or online at petsmart or petco.
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Old 02-17-2004, 02:06 AM
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You might try some of the pet odor or smokers carpet fresheners----they might help-or have you tried plain baking soda? It is very good for removing strong odors. The only other suggestion I would have is checking into having it professionally steam cleaned if all else fails.

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Old 02-17-2004, 04:47 AM
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blushing Cleaning Couch

You could try to either borrow or rent a carpet cleaner and use some odorban this way it will saturate the cushion throughly and should eliminate the odor, if the cushion is removable I would then remove it and let it air out (outside).

Hope one of these suggestions work for you.

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Old 02-17-2004, 07:15 AM
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Uses for Borax®
Preserve flowers.
Mix one part 20 Mule Team Borax and two parts corn meal. Fill the bottom one-inch of an empty airtight canister with the mixture. Place the flower on the mixture, then gently cover the flower with more mixture, being careful not to crush the flower or distort the petals. Flowers with a lot of overlapping petals, such as roses and carnations, are best treated by sprinkling mixture directly into the blossom before placing them into the box. Seal the canister and store at room temperature in a dry place for seven to ten days. When the flowers are dried, pour off the mixture and dust the flowers with a soft artist¹s brush. Borax removes the moisture from blossoms and leaves, preventing the wilting which would normally result.
Shine china.
Add one-half cup 20 Mule Team Borax to a sinkful of warm water, rinse fine china, then rinse again in clean water.
Deodorize cat filler.
Mix one-and-a-half cups 20 Mule Team Borax to every five pounds of cat filler to reduce and control odor in the cat box.
Clean a metal coffee pot.
Fill the percolator with water and add one teaspoon 20 Mule Team Borax and one teaspoon detergent powder. Boil the water, let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then rinse clean.
Clean chocolate from clothing.
Sponge the spot with a solution of one tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax and one cup warm water. Flush with water. If that doesn¹t work, make a paste with borax and water, work into the stain, let set for one hour, flush well with warm water, and launder as usual.
Make children¹s clothing flame retardant. Mix together nine ounces 20 Mule Team Borax and four ounces boric acid in one gallon water. If the article is washable, soak in the solution after final rinsing, then dry. If the garment is not washable, spray with the solution. This solution, recommended by fire departments, may wash out of clothing and should be used after each washing or dry cleaning.
Make your own household cleanser for walls and floors. Add one-half cup 20 Mule Team Borax, one-half teaspoon Dawn dishwashing liquid, and one teaspoon ammonia to two gallons warm water.
Make your own automatic dishwashing soap. Use equal parts 20 Mule Team Borax and washing soda.
Gently clean porcelain and aluminum cookware. Sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on pots and pans, rub with a damp dishcloth, and rinse thoroughly.
Reduce water spots on glasses and dishes. Add one tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax to the dishwasher.
Deodorize garbage disposers.
Sprinkle two to three tablespoons 20 Mule Team Borax in the drain, let it stand for fifteen minutes, then flush with water with the disposer on. Borax helps deodorize garbage disposers by neutralizing acidic odors.
Neutralize urine odors from mattresses and mattress covers. Dampen the spot, rub in 20 Mule Team Borax, let dry, then vacuum or brush clean.
Neutralize pet urine and sour spilled milk odors. Dampen the spot, rub in 20 Mule Team Borax, let dry, then vacuum or brush clean.
Boost laundry detergent.
Add one-half cup 20 Mule Team Borax to each washload along with the recommended amount of detergent.
Eliminate bathtub rust stains.
Scrub the stains with a paste made from 20 Mule Team Borax and lemon juice.
Soften soap and rinse waters.
Add one tablespoon of 20 Mule Team Borax per quart of water.
Keep the water in a humidifier free from odor. Dissolve one tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax per gallon of water before adding to the unit. Use this treatment once or twice a year.
Wash windows.
Mix one-quarter cup 20 Mule Team Borax, one-half cup ammonia, and two gallons of water to add more sparkle when cleaning windows.
Reduce ash and eliminate smoke problems from candlewicks in homemade candles.
Dissolve one tablespoon of table salt and three tablespoons 20 Mule Team Borax in one cup of warm water. Soak heavy twine in the solution for at least 24 hours. Allow the twine to dry thoroughly before using to make candles.
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Old 02-17-2004, 10:44 AM
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my idea for stain removal is simple

I have had terrific luck with a liquid cleaner called Simple Green . I buy mine at Wal Mart, in the auto supply section. It does a great job taking out stains and the resulting odor
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:23 PM
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toothpaste will get the smell out of just about anything..used it in nursing homes all the time.
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:01 PM
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Odor in Couch

My tom cat got mad at me and sprayed my carpet. I found a product at Wal-Mart called Woolite Pet Stain & Odor Remover. It took the stain out and I don't smell it either. Now I use it to wash litter boxes and pet beds and anything else that smells bad. It also smells wonderful.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:18 AM
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son threw up on couch can`t get smell out

I use the product called NZYMES
You can PM me if you want to know where to find it.
I have used the product for several years .
Hope this helps , cherkle

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:05 PM
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Try vinegar.....

Use vinegar water - or full strength vinegar - also try the cushion outside (away from closed room with a/c or heat) and "air" it if possible in sunshine!
I have used vinegar for EVERYTHING - works really great!! My favorite use is when I cook broccoli or fish or whatever has a strong odor to it - I keep an odd lidded pan in oven and when I have finished cooking foods with odor, pull it out, remove lid, and sit it on burner till it boils or sends up steam - will take that odor right out of house. Better and cheaper than some sprays which I cannot use because family members are allergic to those. Good luck!!
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