Saturday, December 03, 2005

That New Carpet Smell? Cat Urine... But Don't Blame the Cat!

This is the definition of a random household tip:

There is a chemical used in the manufacture of some carpets that attracts bacteria. This bacteria can give new carpet a faint smell similar to cat urine. This smell will only get stronger as more bacteria gets attracted... or, if you have a cat, as he/she joins the party. (If you've ever wondered why kitty just had to ruin your new rug.)

The moral: When you get a new carpet, really smell it, no matter how silly you feel. If it doesn't smell good to you, send it back. 'Cause trust me, it ain't gonna get better.


Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! I was starting to think I was crazy for taking that Mohawk rug back to the store because of the urine smell. I ran across this site while looking for a way to clean the smell out. Thank you for saving me the trouble!

Michael Markowitz said...

You are so welcome. It happened to me, I looked for the answer, and thought I'd share it. So glad to help.