Sep 23 2016

Updated 4 hours ago

Carpet Cleaning Recommendations Needed, Cat Urine Stain

Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color...

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Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color changes, I just need a way to protect the wood floors and get the odor removed. I've already tried cleaning it by hand, but given the heavy staining on the reverse/bottom size, I'm concerned it'll eventually disintegrate and maybe stain the wood flooring.

Can someone please recommend an inexpensive place to get my small low pile carpet professionally cleaned in Edgewater? Can I take it to a regular dry cleaner or no? This is my first time having to do this.

Thanks!

(My cat is medically fine. He's recently been to the vet.)

  • Cats pee outside the box for different reasons. Perhaps he or she has a medical issue or you may not be keeping it clean. I’d take your cat to the vet. This isn’t normal vevahoir and needs to be addressed in addition to cleaning the stain which hopefully is your bigger concern.

  • Catherine NO!

    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray...

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    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray bottle of "Nature's Miracle 3in1" and heavily sprayed the carpet, following the directions on the bottle.
    3) I got a very large clear thick painter's tarp and folded it up to fit the carpet. I then duct taped it to the underside of the carpet to prevent any moisture from going through the carpet.
    4) I moved my furniture around, so that the spot my cat was peeing in would be blocked, in case his scent was still there. The areas around the litterbox are now also blocked, so none of the wood floor is exposed. (The litterbox is wedged in a corner with an additional tray to catch kitty litter as he exits the litterbox.)
    5) I also created additional barriers to keep my dog from getting to the litter boxes around my apt. I'm guessing that my dog's litterbox intrusions are what caused the problems in the first place. As disgusting as it is, it's common for dogs to want to eat cat feces. One theory is that cats pass a lot of protein into their feces, and that's why dogs want to eat them. Dogs are scavengers. And yes, my dog regularly goes to the vet for his annual exam and shots and is medically healthy.

Nov 07

Updated 5 hours ago

Jeffrey Littleton Arrested

This man was arrested for committing battery against a senior citizen engaging in positive loitering on November 3rd. Court date is set for Dec. 15. Stay tuned for more details. Residents concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend this hearing.

  • Mamma Mia, This Thread is like one big old you're going to go have to do some community service or jail or something worse thread. Christ he's not even smart enough to shut the hell up before his hearing is he? I suppose I should be thankful because anything he says or does online that can be shown to a judge only works against him. Lithium much?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Thank you everyone for staying on topic"

    Famous words from jeff

    The topic is not trolling jeff

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

32 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Seeking parking space

Hello neighbors, does anyone know how I can find out about parking spaces available for rent in the Margare Terrace section of Uptown? I live on Carmen and it's particularly hard to find street parking. I would be willing to pay someone to rent their spot.

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Updated 26 hours ago

These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K

A new development called ‘TheWin’ in Andersonville that has just been completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as ‘the compound,’ are currently […]

    These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K
    A new development called 'TheWin' in Andersonville that which was just completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as 'the compound,' are currently the ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    Oh Oh - that was sell not sll.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I work for a couple who live on a 4 level walk up. I asked them about an elevator. They said the way the building was designed they couldnt put one in. 2 million dollar condo. I guess they didnt think about what happens when their knees are shot from running all those marathons.

28 hours ago

Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville

The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area’s local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out […]

    Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville
    The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area's local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Lost keys

Lost a set of keys on a faded blue caribiner - with a black Divvy fob and a CVS and Pet Supplies Plus cards on it. Possibly lost by Sheridan and Balmoral or on the 147 bus, somewhere by Harbor Point. Thanks, neighbors!

  • Wazzup not available

    CVS or Pet Supplies might get it returned to them for forwarding to you

  • Call the CTA. If you lost it on a bus, they may have found it.

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Modernization Of Two (2) 2000lb.cap, 5-Stop, North & South Direct Hydraulic Passnger Elevator. All Work To Meet City Of Chicago Code. EV006091

    5536 N. Sheridan Rd. Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

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CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance

At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station. The transit-oriented development (TOD) study introduced at the meeting aimed […]

    CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance
    At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Comedy Night @Joie De Vine 1744 W. Balmoral 8pm

FREE stand-up comedy show featuring some of Chicago's most talented up-and-coming comics.

Merrit Landsteiner
Josh Otusanya
Rebecca Loeser
Tristan A. Smith
Brandon Kieffer

Headliner: Raghu Adibhatla

Hosted by: Lindsey Shaw

  • David B New in town, want to get to know Edgewater/R.Park

    Thanks Lindsey, but on the 14th I'm just wondering -- yesterday? Today? Tomorrow?

  • Apologies...it's tomorrow, Wed. Nov 15!!!

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Thorndale and Sheridan: Loud bang around 6:45AMish this morning

I saw a bright flash of light from my apartment window that looks east, and then an explosive sound. All the power in my apartment went out for about an hour. Anyone know what it was?

  • Wazzup not available

    sounds like a transformer blew out -these transformers are usually in the alley

4 days ago

5 days ago

Owner Of Edgewater’s Pressure Billiards To Open Second Pool Hall

After 11 years running Pressure Billiards at 6318 N. Clark in Edgewater, Owner Wahib Merchant will be opening his second pool hall in Albany Park around Thanksgiving. The new business at 3241 W. Montrose will be called Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards and will replace the old Marie’s Golden Cue which closed in March. The new billiards joint will be much like Pressure […]

    Owner Of Edgewater's Pressure Billiards To Open Second Pool Hall
    After 11 years running Pressure Billiards at 6318 N. Clark in Edgewater, Owner Wahib Merchant will be opening his second pool hall in Albany Park around Thanksgiving. The new business at 3241 W. Montrose will be called Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards and will replace the old Marie's Golden Cue which closed in March.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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Nov 07

Updated 6 days ago

With Red Line Rebuild Nearing, CTA To Hold Meeting To Discuss Post-Construction Strategy

The CTA is in the planning stages of Phase 1 of the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project. The ambitious project will completely overhaul the line between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr Avenues including new tracks, support structures/bridges, ADA-compliant stations with wider platforms, better lighting and advanced safety features. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in conjunction with the […]

    With Red Line Rebuild Nearing, CTA To Hold Meeting To Discuss Post-Construction Strategy
    The CTA is in the planning stages of Phase 1 of the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project. The ambitious project will completely overhaul the line between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr Avenues including new tracks, support structures/bridges, ADA-compliant stations with wider platforms, better lighting and advanced safety features.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    @mute - yes - The President of the United States keeps that title for life, along with his secret service detail. Very often called "Mr. President"

  • Mute Mute Me

    weird. i just google " George bush" and the five that came up without scrolling referred to him as "former president george bush" 2x the other three just called him george bush.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

Edgewater To Celebrate It’s Diversity At The First Annual Unity Day Event

Edgewater is one of the most diverse communities in the nation with more than 50 nations represented and over 70 languages spoken. In honor of our diverse neighborhoods, the first annual Unity Day event will be held next weekend to celebrate our rich heritage. Alderman Harry Osterman and the 48th Ward office will be holding the Unity […]

    Edgewater To Celebrate It's Diversity At The First Annual Unity Day Event
    Edgewater is one of the most diverse communities in the nation with more than 50 nations represented and over 70 languages spoken. In honor of our diverse neighborhoods, the first annual Unity Day event will be held next weekend to celebrate our rich heritage.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • neat....but.....just a note. If you're writing for publication, ensure that you've proof read well. The possessive its does not have an apostrophe. That's for the contraction of "it is," i.e. it's.

  • Agreed! It's its, not it’s!

  • It's not a huge thing, but as it's for publication, check the copy as the last thing done. I have Word set to do squiggly red lines under misspelled words, otherwise as a typist I'd be sunk!

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Unique Italian Inspired Korean Restaurant To Open In Andersonville

A new Korean restaurant that draws influence from Italian cuisine is set to open in Andersonville. Owner Jennifer Kim, who recently closed the Lakeview restaurant Snaggletooth, will fulfill a dream of opening her first Korean eatery. Kim will call it Passerotto or ‘little sparrow’ in Italian. Passerotto will be located at 5420 N. Clark, a space that housed a string of restaurants over […]

    Unique Italian Inspired Korean Restaurant To Open In Andersonville
    A new Korean restaurant that draws influence from Italian cuisine is set to open in Andersonville. Owner Jennifer Kim, who recently closed the Lakeview restaurant Snaggletooth, will fulfill a dream of opening her first Korean eatery. Kim will call it Passerotto or 'little sparrow' in Italian. Passerotto will be located at 5420 N.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 08

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Nov 06

Andersonville Responds To Online-Only Holiday Shopping With New Local Pledge Campaign

A new campaign in Andersonville which began this past weekend is hoping to take a bite out of online-only shopping this Holiday season. The project called #AlwaysAndersonville is asking residents to take a pledge to support local brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The organization behind the campaign, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, started the campaign to help […]

    Andersonville Responds To Online-Only Holiday Shopping With New Local Pledge Campaign
    A new campaign in Andersonville which began this past weekend is hoping to take a bite out of online-only shopping this Holiday season. The project called #AlwaysAndersonville is asking residents to take a pledge to support local brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The organization behind the campaign, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, started the campaign to help ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 06

Please recommend excellent, reasonable contractor

Please recommend excellent, reasonable & experienced contractor for installing a fireplace mantle & few tiles, mounting ceiling fan & sliding closet doors & maybe light buff/stain to wood floors. Thank you!

Nov 06

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