removing dog urine smell
My aister, who works full time, has had a live in nanny. For some reason, which none of us in the family can possibly understand, she allowed the nanny to get a chihuahua puppy. Nanny is 52 cards short of a full deck in the brains department, and had never owned a dog. Paris Hilton is her hero (seriously...), and she wants to be like her with a chihuahua in a bag that she takes everywhere. She NEVER, EVER, took the dog outside to go to the bathroom. (I took the dog outside for the first time ever when the dog was 5 month old!!! Poor thing had never seen grass before and was almost frantic) She used pee pee pads on the floor in her bedroom which the dog used when it felt like. The dog was never crated. The dog has peed everywhere in my sister's house, which the birdbrain nanny usually did not bother to clean up. When I told her that dogs need to go the bathroom outside, she just looked at me with the empty, brainless stare she has perfected. Thank God my nieces are now old enough to where they will be in school full time, and my sister let the nanny go as of last weekend. However, the house, and especially the room where the nanny lived with the peeing dog, stinks to high heavens. The past few days it has been close to 100 degrees here and my sister is now beside herself about the smell in the house. She hired Sears to come in to clean the wall to wall carpet in the room where the nanny slept (aka: the dogs bathroom), but is worried that the carpet is really shot. It's a thick cut pile. In the meantime, I suggested to her that she open the windows in that bedroom, and place several containers filled with a few inches of white vinegar throughout the room. I told her to close the bedroom door and place a heavy towel outside at the bottom of the door to help prevent the urine smell from reeking out all over the upstairs. The carpet cleaner is coming on Friday.
Any other suggestions to help with the odor/stain removal? Her carpeting is hunter green, so it is virtually impossible to see any sort of stains on it.
One more thing...would any of you put up with this type of behavior from a nanny? Just curious.