How to remove poop smell from room?

I'm temporarily living with a friend and the bedroom I'm staying in has a terrible odor. Apparently the people who lived there prior let their animals poop all over the house. The smell literally keeps me awake at night. I have tried the scented baking powder/vacuum product which help for a few days. I have sprayed the carpet with Lysol. I have a plug-in air freshener that doesn't seem to help at all. I'm afraid to try vinegar or peroxide because I don't want to discolor the carpet. There aren't any stains so I can't even pinpoint where the odor is coming from. My guess is it's somewhere in the padding. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Pay for a professional cleaner to come and do the carpets.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    call a carpet cleaning company

  • 1 year ago

    I use a paper bag, toss it out in the street

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Use bleach. It removes the smell

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  • 1 year ago

    rent a carpet sampooer

  • Anna E
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You can try calling a professional carpet cleaner, but there is no guarantee that it will work. The only way to get rid of the odor is remove the carpet and pad and possibly the subflooring underneath the pad. Just move out as soon as you can.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You either have to live with it or landlord needs to fix the problem by replacing the carpet, padding and most likely cleaning the floor its self.

  • 1 year ago

    rent a carpet shampooer.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Try Febreeze. NEVER use powder-type "carpet cleaners" as they are rather abrasive and cut the carpet fibres. You could also try using a LIGHT solution of liquid enzyme laundry detergent.

  • 1 year ago

    Heard that some more expensive air fresheners don't mask the odour but kind of erase it. Air the room out and try to find if there are any poop pieces left under the furniture or something. There must be the source of the odour I guess

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