Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your carpet. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. If the affected areas are properly treated urine and stains can often be removed, minimizing or preventing potential damage.
Urine is often easy to smell in damp or humid months. Because urine residue/salts attract moisture it can stay damp, giving off an odorous ammonia gas. To remove the odor you must first get rid of the urine residue in and under the carpet.
If you only clean the carpet surface of existing urine spots it may not always remove associated odor. In fact, it could INCREASE the odor in the air space for a temporary period of time.
Certain types of carpet can be permanently stained by urine. Although removal of pet stains can sometimes be accomplished with special stain treatments such as oxidizing agents.
If you attempt to remove urine yourself try to stay away from products with high pH such as ammonia, Resolve and oxygen bleaches. These products will leave the carpet with a residue and in a high pH state, which will enable the carpet to attract dirt like a magnet. In some instances the use of the wrong product can cause the urine stain to be permanent. Please call Xtreme Clean first if you are not sure about a product you may want to try.
How Professionals Remove Odor
Remember, in order to remove the odor, all of the alkaline salt deposits the urine leaves behind must be completely removed. This can be quite extensive and time consuming. In worse cases, all of the following steps will be done. When contamination is light some steps may be left out or an alternate spot treatment method can be used.
Step 1: Pull up carpet. Step 2: Remove affected pad. Step 3: Clean back of carpet. Step 4: Treat floor with a deodorizer and disinfectant Step 5: Seal floor if needed with an odor barrier. Step 6: Treat back of carpet with enzyme treatment. Step 7: Install new tack strip. Step 8: Install new pad.
ALT Method: When urine is found in only a few isolated spots treatment is as simple as saturating the affected areas with an enzyme solution and using a sub-surface lifter to extract the the enzyme solution and urine residue from out of the pad and carpet. (As shown in above illustration.)
Disclaimer: Use these techniques at your own risk. Always read directions on any spotter before using. Pre-test each spotter in an inconspicuous area before using. If the stain or odor persists, call Xtreme Clean Call us for a free repair estimate.
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