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Old 04-09-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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hubby and i live in a 40 yr old mobile home. there have been 4 cats and dogs live here.The carpet is stained and odor- full. We are getting new carpet. Hubby is afraid that we will start to pull up the original carpet and lots of it will stick and we won't get it all up. How likely do you think this is?

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Depends on the kind of carpet. More than likely if it's the original carpet, the old foam pad will be stuck everywhere.

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Somewhat likely but it is easy to scrape the balance off with a simple pole floor scraper. You can buy one for about $35 or rent one.
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Consider painting the subfloor with and odor blocking paint before the new carpet goes in.--Mike--
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Consider painting the subfloor with and odor blocking paint before the new carpet goes in.--Mike--

Wasted effort if you still have the animals. 40 year old trailer probably has particle board floors. They are most likely swelled from the urine.
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If carpet is original, odds are that it has a separate foam pad (usually very light weight) as advised in other post. Any foam that is stuck should scrape off. Hassle will be this foam pad was often stapled...and sometimes to excess. Some walls may sit on top of carpet...(this edge can be cut) ... Also as advised by others your sub floor may have issues...
lots of ways to deal with them...let us know if you find anything puzzling.
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They used some huge and long staples, too.

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