Carpet Cleaning Company in Lawrenceville, Georgia
Pet stain and odor problems
Pet urine can be one of the most difficult stains to remove from carpet.
This is because the stain usually penetrates not only the top layer of the rug or carpet pile, but all the way into the carpet’s backing and into the carpet padding. Left untreated, or treated incorrectly, the odor caused by the high pH in urine from a pet stain, especially those from cats, can persist almost indefinitely.
Some carpet cleaners have products available that can neutralize the pet odors by being applied in a manner that allows the product to be absorbed all the way into the carpet backing and padding which may help neutralize the pet odor. Other carpet cleaning companies will use a deep-penetrating extraction method that will ensure the cleaning machine’s solution reaches the padding. Rugs may be sometimes taken to be washed.
However, in extreme cases, where the carpet has been soaked heavily with pet urine and the contamination has reached the padding or even the subfloor, a pet urine stain may be permanent and replacing the carpet and/or padding may be the only cost-effective solution.
Dog lovers well know the great benefits that a pet brings into their lives. But, as all pet owners know, accidents happen from time to time. Some of our furry friends have an occasional accident, whereas others urinate on the carpet more frequently, especially older pets. These smells have a strong ammonia odor that can make the entire home smell. However, try these proven methods for cleaning up urine stains and salvaging the carpet.