Pet Odor

A Better Carpet And Floor Cleaning And Repair Services Can Help Resolve Pet Issues

We love our pets; they are a big part of our daily lives. But they tend to leave behind unwelcome odors in our homes.  If this odor is not addressed promptly, it can create greater problems.  Performing carpet cleaning regularly helps keep odors under control.

It’s important to realize that even the best-kept home can smell like the pets there. This is because pets usually spend time on the ground, and the oil from their body is left on the flooring and upholstery.  Over time, this smell saturates the carpeting, leaving a scent that is unpleasant to most and embarrassing if you have company.

A Better Carpet & Floor Service recommends three ways to treat pet odor:

1.  Minor Odor Treatment. Enzymes are formulated for chemically sensitive people and are safe for your family. The enzyme is sprayed on the urine spot to absorb the urine bacteria. Since this is a service treatment for your carpet, this procedure will help reduce odor but is not intended to remove severe odor. This would be considered a minor odor if you can smell the odor when you walk into the room. This procedure will help reduce or control the problem NOT eliminate it.

2. Moderate Odor Treatment. Water claw sub-surface extraction. With this process, we saturate the spot, so the cleaning agent reaches into the padding. We then use the “water claw” extractor to pull the urine out. This process will reduce the odor significantly, but may or may not cure severe problems. The water claw procedure is priced by the spot.

3. Major Odor Treatment. The carpet is pulled up, and padding is discarded. The carpet is thoroughly cleaned with an enzyme that neutralizes the urine. Before reinstalling the carpet and installing the new pad, the subfloor should be cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. This procedure should correct any major urine problem.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Odor and Stain Removal

Can you remove pet urine stains on carpet and upholstery?

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 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 and cause the fiber to deteriorate.

To prevent staining, clean urine deposits immediately. We deep clean the carpet and use an enzyme to treat urine. Enzymes actually eat up urine bacteria. Urine is one stain we cannot have any guarantees on. The stains could be permanent.

What to do if you have a severe pet urine odor?

If the odor is severe, the padding beneath the carpet may need to be replaced and the subfloor treated. 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.

Do you have a 100% guarantee on Pet Odor?

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.

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