A pet urine smell coming from your carpets will leave a bad impression upon anyone entering a room or home with this problem. Pet urine contaminates the flooring material and carpet backing as it penetrates the carpet fibers. Anyone who has attempted to clean and remove the odor knows using standard cleaning products to clean-up and remove the odor completely is a challenge best left to professionals.
Problems Caused by Pet Odors
When pet odors are not properly treated, the odor travels through the entire residence and impacts health and happiness. Smells emitted from the area of an accident can lead to repeat accidents in the vicinity until they are eliminated. The snowball effect that comes from pets using areas where they detect a urine scent to use as the bathroom makes training kittens and puppies difficult.
Besides the odor, unsightly stains are left behind. The odor penetrates carpet fibers and contaminates the floor underneath as well as the carpet. Specialized cleaning that goes beyond simple treating and cleaning is required. The longer an area goes untreated, the better the chance of permeating the floors and walls. Even a home’s framework and foundation can be affected. As urine dries, the liquid crystals that remain become more pungent and concentrated.
Pet Odor Removal Products
Simple cleaning does not remove odors. To rid a home of pet urine odors, carpet cleaning experts use products specially designed for the elimination of the odor from its source. The products attack at the molecular level, destroying urine crystals and eliminating the odor.
An odor removal product is applied to individual stains. The product travels through the carpet pad to the sub-floor. The products used are non-toxic and safe for the family and pets.
Odor Removing Procedure
Trained professionals use a special ultraviolet light as they inspect the carpet. The light exposes problem areas and urine deposits not seen by the naked eye. The best approach to removing pet odor is cleaning from the stain’s perimeter to the inside. To start from the center pushes the stain further out and deeper into the carpet and flooring.
The carpets are cleaned with a deep cleaning extraction process that removes loose urine crystals and liquid. Problem areas and urine deposits are not touched during a typical cleaning process. When the treated area dries, the odor has vanished.
Some pet owners try to handle odors by using natural odor removal substances such as club or lemon soda, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, or vinegar. An enzyme solution may be used if odors do not respond to gentle methods. Often, these are not enough, especially when dealing with potent feline urine, to neutralize the problem. Hiring a professional is a cost effective, quick solution that leaves a carpet immaculate.