Can vinegar be used as antibacterial in carpet?

staciakMarch 15, 2006

My old dog has a large growth with sores on her leg and I've been wrapping it only to find out it's been going thru the bandage and into my rug wherever she lays. I have a steam vac and wonder if using vinegar would have an antibacterial effect or if there's something else that won't be harmful to my family if I use it. The kids are always on the floor and I'm freaking out. Just read about flesh-eating virus and I'm really concerned about what may be in the carpet wherever she's been. Any ideas or suggestions? She stays out all day--only inside at night. Thanx!

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Vinegar is not an antibacterial. Have you taken the dog to the vet to see about the sore and if it is infected? If no infection, I would think any good carpet cleaner would work. I use Ajax laundry detergent with bleach in my Hoover Steam Vac.
Works better than any cleaner I have found. Nice fresh scent, no foam.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 2:46PM
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