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Clumping litter in carpet

post #1 of 6
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This is the closest fit I could find for this in the different forum sections.

I need advice on getting clumping litter that has gotten wet out of carpet. Has anyone else had to deal with this, and if so, how did you accomplish it. I've tried rubbing and brushing when it's wet which does remove a lot of it but not all by any means. When it dries, it's as hard as a rock, and I've tried chipping away at that but without much success either.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Sylvia
post #2 of 6
I've had that problem! I used an old flat screwdriver to "stab" it into little pieces,then scraped it with an old unused knife to loosen it up,then vacuumed it right up. You couldn't even tell the carpet had been touched!
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick response!

Obviously you did this when it was dry. Did you wait for it to dry and if so, how did you keep the cats from continuing to go there in the meantime?
post #4 of 6
Yes ,I waited for it to dry. I just scooted the litter box to the other side of the room. I made sure I showed the cats where it was,though! After I scraped and vacuumed mine,I rented a small carpet shampooer and cleaned the carpet with water,a drop of Dawn detergent and a dash of vinegar. But mine needed cleaning anyway!!
post #5 of 6
I wouldn't recommend using a screwdriver. You'll damage and shred the carpet fibers and end up with bald patches when the carpet fibers break off. I'd suggest steam cleaning the area. The hot steam will break up the clumps and the residue is sucked up into the chamber.
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
I wouldn't recommend using a screwdriver. You'll damage and shred the carpet fibers and end up with bald patches when the carpet fibers break off. I'd suggest steam cleaning the area. The hot steam will break up the clumps and the residue is sucked up into the chamber.
Have you ever tried it?? It didn't harm mine. And I've done it several times. But if a carpet was made of fragile fiber of some sort,then I just might agree. Removing as much as you can before cleaning works much better.A screwdriver works very well,since it does have a flat tip.
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