We purchased a 5th wheel trailer that an older person and their dog had lived in for about 2 years. The trailer was only 2 1/2 years old, but the couches smelled of urine (not sure if human or dog) and in their attempt to cover the smell up, it smells like they used perfume of some sort on the cushions.
1.We had the couches steam cleaned by a carpet cleaning company. RESULTS: Reduced smell by 50% but still smelled.
2. Let everything air out for about 60 days. RESULTS: No real reduction in smell.
3. Removed the covers from cushions and had covers dry cleaned. RESULTS: Perfume smell gone, urine smell still strong.
4. Cushion foam washed in clorox solution and dried. RESULTS: Cushions odor free.
5. Sprayed a cushion cover with white vinager and let dry. RESULTS: Urine smell still detectable.
Do you feel one of your products will take out the smell? If so I could place the cushion covers in a plastic bag for a period of time with the proper product you might recommend. As for the couch backs, they are not a real problem, but I would still treat them with your product if you feel it will work. Also the hanging bags for the inside of the trailer I would like to try also. We have replaced all carpet and flooring, but still want to freshen up the trailer in general.
Please let me know asap.
Sorry for all your fruitless endeavors with this problem! I wish you had contacted us sooner; we could have saved you some time, a lot of effort and certainly some money. The procedures you’ve done thus to the couches are designed to clean and not deactivate odor. As explained in our ODOR CONTROL article, many scents and liquids – especially bio fluids – have components which make them alive. These living organisms must be neutralized if they are to be rendered useless. Cleaning may remove some of them but by design, these odors are equipped to handle extreme conditions. This is why your effort thus far has fallen short of eliminating them from the couches and trailer.
At this time I’d recommend getting some of the QUICK ACTION ODOR NEUTRALIZER. We’ve been carrying this product for years and have found it to work well on dog, cat and human urine and fece odor quite well. Be sure to treat as many of the areas where the odor is currently or known to have been active. When applied right, the odor will be neutralized quickly. In large areas the odor could be present on walls, down in the floor decking under carpets and other “out of sight” locations so be thorough. Use a good PUMP SPRAYER when treating and if the odor is still noticeable after one application, do a followup application and be sure to spray any areas missed the first time.