Pet Urine Removal in Carpets
Most people love animals. Some love them so much they let them live in their homes. A dog is man’s best friend. A cat or dog will teach your child love, and how to care for someone. However with all the joys associated with pet ownership, there is one drawback. Pets’, love to urinate in familiar territory. Usually this means in your house, on the carpet. The only way to avoid this is through strict obedience. If your dog or cat is not obedient, or the owner doesn’t take the time to discipline the pet, accidents will most likely occur.
Your pet will most likely urinate in a familiar spot. Each pet’s odor level is different. Urine in carpet is a major problem, that usually involves more than just a home remedy. Urine deposited on the carpet does not stay there. It soaks down into the carpet fibers and into the padding. In the process it expands, doubling in size by the time it reaches the pad. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. Simple cleaning will not remove this odor. There are now new products available to carpet cleaners to get the job done right.
Depending upon the severity of the odor, different steps can be taken. First, start with a chemical that will break up the crystals of the urine, as well as eliminate the spot. There are chemicals that contain a powerful odor neutralizer. Depending upon the severity of the odor the technician may have to use 100 percent strength odor neutralizer. This chemical contains a polymer in the formula that helps to slow re-soiling of the treated area. Chemicals such as hydrocide will eliminate the odor on contact, permanently destroying it. It works on urine, vomit, decay, skunk and more. No additives are needed. No oxidizers, enzymes, bacteria, or chemical desensitizers are present. These chemicals are non toxic as well.
After spotting the urine with a black light, the technician will apply the chemical. There may be many spots present. Depending on the chemical, soaking time will be from 30 minutes to 36 hours. After which they will use a powerful tool to suck up the broken-up crystals, odor, and chemical. This tool is powerful enough to suck everything from the pad up. If this system doesn’t work the next step is to pull up the carpet and replace the pad. Stains on the sub-floor will have to be soaked by the chemical. Tack strips, baseboards, and the walls will have to be cleaned. In the end you will have a new pad, and a very clean carpet.
Mans best friend is the dog. Most people love cats. Yet there are some draw backs. It your pet is not potty -trained, then be prepared to shell out some money, to get the urine spot cleaned correctly. There are a few great chemicals available. But you must be able to suction the chemical out using a carpet machine. Properly trained carpet cleaners know how to get the job done. They have the correct tools to stop the odor. Yet the best way to avoid the carpet cleaner is no pets at all, or pets that are potty-trained.