Frequently asked Pet Odor Questions
Can you remove pet urine stains on carpet and upholstery? We
have a success rate of about 80-90%. However, the success depends largely on how long the stain has been in the fiber. Pet
urine can cause permanent damage to textiles as well as create an unhealthy indoor living environment if not removed promptly.
When urine is first deposited onto a carpet or fabric, it is in a neutral state. This means it is easier to remove when it
is fresh. Once the urine is allowed to dry it turns to alkaline (thus the ammonia odor) and becomes more difficult to remove.
If left for months, depending on the fiber type, it could permanently change the dye structure of the fabric and cause the
fiber to deteriorate.
What can be done
about urine odor? We normally use enzymes or a professional grade deodorizer to treat urine. There is a small extra
charge for each quart. We spray enzymes only on the affected areas. The enzymes actually eat up urine bacteria. Urine is one
stain we cannot have any guarantees on. The stains could be permanent, although we usually have a very good chance of removal.
What to do if you have a severe urine odor? If the odor is severe, the padding beneath the carpet
may need to be replaced and the sub floor treated. We also treat the face fibers with enzymes, allow time to dwell, and then
extract the enzymes. If the urine is covering over half of the carpet, it may be more cost effective to replace the room of
carpeting. We normally only recommend this procedure if the pet is no longer in the home.
Is vomit removable
from carpeting? Yes, normally. However, the chances are reduced if an improper spot removal solution has been applied
to the stain before our arrival. Also, some cat food has a red dye that permanently stains some nylon carpets. This dye is
similar to the kool aid type of dye.
can you do for recurring urine spots? First, we flood the area with one quart of Bi-o-kleen enzyme mixture and allow
the mixture to dwell for at least 20 minutes. Then we use our “water claw” spot lifter to pull the urine directly
from the padding. This process eliminates 90% of all urine problems. If you have us do this process and the spot does return,
we’ll come back at no charge to attempt removal again.
Do you have a 100% Guarantee on Pet Odors? Unfortunately there is no way to completely guarantee odors
of any type. The reason is that the odor may not only be in the carpet. It may be under the padding on the cement or wood
beneath the carpet. It may also be on the baseboards, drapes, walls, etc. Furthermore, one cleaning may not be sufficient
to take care of a severe urine odor. Sometimes return trips are necessary.