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Okay project of the day is..

That spare bedroom.....

Here's some before pics






let's see what I can get accomplished today!!
 

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Is that linoleum on top of linoleum? Maybe there's a nice wood floor hidden under there somewhere?

Good luck!! :)
 

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it's a rug on parts of carpeting, the wood underneath is just ... wood the people who 'fixed' this hosue before we bought it....if I ever find them I will shove everything they "fixed" where the sun don't shine!!
 

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this is what the floor looks like....I'm wondering if I should toss the rug back in the garage, it was out there for quite a while....
 

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it's a rug on parts of carpeting, the wood underneath is just ... wood the people who 'fixed' this hosue before we bought it....if I ever find them I will shove everything they "fixed" where the sun don't shine!!
It's just a subfloor - there's nothing unusual about it. That's what I'd expect to find under carpet, except in an older home where there might be wooden floors hiding underneath.
 

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Oooooooooooh, a plywood subfloor. And a pee-stained one at that! :p Lose that rug, you'll never get the smell out of it. I would toss the rug, soak the stained/wet plywood with baking soda for an hour or so and then vaccuum up.
 

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Oooooooooooh, a plywood subfloor. And a pee-stained one at that! :p Lose that rug, you'll never get the smell out of it. I would toss the rug, soak the stained/wet plywood with baking soda for an hour or so and then vaccuum up.
That's what I would do too. And then you could put laminate or something down. If that's not possible right now, you could always paint it! They have new paint out now that takes odors away. I heard it on the radio show "The Money Pit".
 

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Making progress! THE SMELL IS GONE!!! I never ever ever thought that would happen...EVER.

Yeah I knew it would just be plywood...the carpet had NO pad underneath it...NONE.

My laptop died and the cord has a short (from a certain puppies teeth) so I can't post pics until I fix the short and get the laptop charged once again, so I have to use my pc.

So far my computer has been moved back here, along with the wii. :) Phoenix is really enjoying having the wii in the sparebedroom. Don't ask my why! LOL
 

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Here's what I got done today. Not done, and not sure what kind of flooring I'll put down. If I could get some linoleum cheap I may do that. Much easier to clean :D

But anyway here's some pics of what I accomplished today.






I'm tired and sore and..did I mention tired? Hopefully I'll get some more work done on it tomorrow!!
 

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I can guarantee you that you will not have gotten rid of the smell. It is soaked into the wood subfloor and will likely stay there. Bring a non-animal owner into the house and ask if they smell anything. Tell them to be honest. I've seen it before and the only way you will be rid of that mess is to rip out the subfloor and install new wood.
 

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I can guarantee you that you will not have gotten rid of the smell. It is soaked into the wood subfloor and will likely stay there. Bring a non-animal owner into the house and ask if they smell anything. Tell them to be honest. I've seen it before and the only way you will be rid of that mess is to rip out the subfloor and install new wood.
This happened in our old house years ago, only got rid of the smell by doing what Cam said. Hope its not so for you, but I'm afraid it might be. You have made a lot of progress, hope your not to sore tomorrow:)
 

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I can guarantee you that you will not have gotten rid of the smell. It is soaked into the wood subfloor and will likely stay there. Bring a non-animal owner into the house and ask if they smell anything. Tell them to be honest. I've seen it before and the only way you will be rid of that mess is to rip out the subfloor and install new wood.
What Cam said. You need to replace the subfloor.
 

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You got alot done!

Yes, replacing the subfloor would be ideal, but sometimes that's easier said than done. It takes $$ and contractors aren't cheap. Did you try the baking soda? I mean, really soak the wood with it and leave it there for awhile.

What's wrong with the back of your dogs legs? What happened to her hair?
 

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You got alot done!

Yes, replacing the subfloor would be ideal, but sometimes that's easier said than done. It takes $$ and contractors aren't cheap. Did you try the baking soda? I mean, really soak the wood with it and leave it there for awhile.

What's wrong with the back of your dogs legs? What happened to her hair?
Yeah we can't afford to replace the subboards right now. :(

I'm going to go get some baking soda today and soak the floor.

That's Sam! He has horrid allergies and as soon as we start getting pretty fur back there he has another flare up! He's actually starting to get some fur back now. We are on a new diet now, that he's had for about 2 weeks. It seems to be helping him out a lot. So fingers crossed that this one will get rid of his itchies!!
Also he gashed his leg last week and they had to put 6 stables in it. :(

I always say he has such a beautiful coat until you see his rear then you think "Naked Lab!"
 

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I'd try using a combination of baking soda and vinegar (it will fizz if you put it together). Even if you don't smell it, your dogs still will. Vinegar helps break down the odors to discourage pets from continuing to want to go in a certain area.
 

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Hair loss on the rear legs can also be a sign of hypothyroidism.
 

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Vinegar helps break down the odors to discourage pets from continuing to want to go in a certain area.
Thanks for the reminder, Allie. I've used that before. Time to whip it out again! :) I put it in a spray bottle and then sprayed the floor and let it sit for a bit before wiping it up.
 
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