Good news, I have four out of the five ingredients needed to effectively remove the urine stains and smells from my house. I just need to buy hydrogen peroxide and I'm set.
We are a little tired of urine in our house. It seems that Steve and I are the only ones who can get it in the right place. Jack is close.
Over the last few days, we have entered another round of "everyone pees everywhere" in our house. I can't count how many times Breyer has peed on the carpet in the last week. It's been that many. We have convinced Jack to give up pull-ups at night, so we are experiencing that learning curve. And Reid, well, he loves diaper changes, and I don't think he realizes he's peeing on the wall because he just stares at me with this inquisitive look, like "what's the problem, Mom? Make with the new diaper already!"
All of this has led to a disgusting urine smell that lightly permeates the upstairs bedroom quarters. Today I hit my limit. I could smell the odor, but I couldn't find a new source. The Resolve isn't hacking it anymore.
So I again turned to the trusty internet. What did people do without the internet? I guess people just went around not knowing the names of the caterpillars in their backyards and learned to enjoy the smell of urine.
Through my search, I found the following recipe to be the most widely cited. So tomorrow, I think we will be hitting up Target for a little hydrogen peroxide. Maybe we'll pierce somebody's ears, too just for old time's sake.
3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide
Basically, I'm going to mix a solution of half water, half vinegar and soak the stained areas. After soaking that out with towels, I'll sprinkle the baking soda over the area. Then I'm going to mix a half cup of the hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of the dish detergent and spray that over the baking soda. Scrub. Let dry. Vacuum. And then hopefully success.
I love our dog. I love our children. I really hate pee. I hope this works.