Pet Urine & Odor Removal
Pet urine can both stain your carpet and cause odors that are not only unpleasant but negatively affects your health by causing poor indoor air quality. Of the two, removing pet stains takes much less time and is typically easier. Removing the odor takes a lot more time and effort but, done right, will restore your room to its pet urine odor free self.
Using the wrong product in an attempt to remove a urine stain can permanently set the stain!
See Do-It-Yourself tips below.
Pet Odor Treatment
Most people, even other “professionals” do not understand what it takes to remove the odor completely from your carpet & pad. We have developed a proprietary process that is extremely effective at removing pet urine odor. Most other companies process consists of essentially masking the odor with a deodorizer. The first thing you should know about pet odor removal is that it is NOT a deodorizer.
It is not something we spray on top of the entire carpet. That will do little if anything to remove the odor. In fact, the only thing it will do is mask the odor for a while at best.
We have designed a proprietary process for removing pet odor from your carpet. Professional pet urine odor removal process:
- Identify each spot where odor is coming from.
- Flush the area with hot water so the urine & bacteria can be extracted.
- Extract urine & water with truck-mounted machine.
- Flush area with special odor neutralizer mixture.
- Extract with truck-mounted machine.
- Rinse area and extract (repeat if needed).
- Air mover’s dry area completely (12-24 hours).
The process is highly effective!
The reason putting a deodorizer on the carpet will not work is that pet urine NEVER completely dries. This is what allows the odor causing bacteria to continue to live and grow. You must both remove the urine/bacteria, AND neutralize it with a special chemical.
Pet Urine Stains
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it has a pH of about 5 or 6, which is on the acid side of the pH Scale.
It is easier to remove right then when it is fresh.
Once it dries it turns “alkaline” or to a high pH between 10 to12 on the scale and becomes more difficult to remove. The warm acid state of the urine offers a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which begin to flourish almost immediately. In this original acid state the urine begins to oxidize and react with the carpet to create a color change, which will become permanent if the urine is not removed quickly. Some of this color change can be attributed to the strong ammonia that forms as the urine passes through bacterial and chemical change. If left for days or weeks, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will change the dye structure, therefore causing permanent staining. Even if the soluble deposits are removed, the damage to the dye structure may already be done.
Do-It-Yourself tips for pet stain removal tips:
The best tool to have is a small one gallon wet vac or small spot removal machine. A small wet vac can be purchased for under $70.00. We recommend a small machine because the more convenient, the more likely you are to get it out for an accident.
If you can get the urine up while it is fresh you will have a better chance of 100% removal. Simply suck the urine right out of the carpet. Then apply some of Idaho Carpet Care Home Pro Spotter and let it sit a few minutes. Then pour a measuring cup of warm water on the spot and suck it out to rinse the carpet. Always dry the carpet as much as possible and never scrub or rub the carpet. This will distort the face fiber and break down the fiber protection and allow for easy staining.
If the urine spot is older than 24 hours, apply Idaho Carpet Care’s Home Pro Spotter, rinse the carpet with warm water and wet vac. Then you can mix 1 part white distilled vinegar with 2 parts water and apply it to the spot, rinse with warm water, and wet vac. Do not use the vinegar on fresh spots as the acid from the vinegar cannot counter the acid from fresh urine. The vinegar works best after 24 hours when the urine has become alkaline.
If you are still having trouble, give us a call so we can take care of it before it permanently damages your carpet and becomes a stain that cannot be removed.