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Urine odor removal from soft goods: this article provides suggestions for finding and removing animal odors from soft goods: cloths, bedding, towels, carpets. This information is part of our odor removal guide for animal or human odor removal from building interiors, building exterior surfaces, from soils around buildings or from urine-odor smelly clothing, bedding, and other soft goods.

This article series focuses on removing pet or other animal odors from buildings due to pet urine, pet feces, wild animal urine, or even human urine on and around buildings or on clothing and othrer soft materials.

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How to Remove Mold or Urine Odors: Animal, Pet, or Human Urine Odors from Clothing or Soft Goods - Enzymes, Detergents & Odor Removers

Dropps laundry detergent, unscented, dye free Question: what can I use other than bleach to remove urine odors from clothing?

I have just bought a house with a septic system (last year) and I don;t know much about them.

We have a special needs adult who lives with us  (whom we care for), who wets himself daily.

Because I can't use bleach in the washing machine his clothes always smell like urine even after they've been washed.

Can you make any suggestions as to how I might remedy this? Is there a product I can use to cut down on the odour on his garments? -- K.M.

Answer: Septic System Maintenance & urine odor removing products

Regarding use of bleach in homes served by a private onsite septic system, using normal amounts of household bleach is not a problem.

Page top photo - our grandson Chase P. flushed his training underpants down the toilet - see WHAT CAN GO INTO TOILETS & DRAINS?

Where to Buy Products to Remove Mold or Urine Smell From Clothing, Diapers, Other Things That Can Be Laundered

People who have not had satisfactory urine-odor removal results from simple laundering of the clothing may want to try special laundry and cleaning products that combine a (friendly) bacterial odor remover and and enzyme with special enzymes. Enzymes have been used in laundry detergents to improve their performance for a long time. Some bacteria and enzymes are particularly effective at removing urine odors.

Enzyme-based laundry detergents - these are readily available in grocery stores, drugstores, and from online retailers

Other Laundry deodorizers people use to deal with mold or urine odors, including in infant diapers and clothing

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To Return to Mold/IAQ Action Guide: What to do about mold, mildew, and other indoor allergens an environmental testing guidance website explaining what to do about mold, mildew, and other indoor allergens.

For people unfamiliar with septic system maintenance, see Septic Guide for Home Buyers or Owners and be sure to see SEPTIC TANK PUMPING SCHEDULE - pumping the septic tank on time is the most important step in preserving your drainfield life.

Also see TOILETS, DON'T FLUSH LIST things to avoid flushing into a septic system: a list of what's ok and what's not ok to put into septic tanks and building drains. If there's another reason for avoiding conventional bleach there are other similar result but chemically different products that might work


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