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How To Get Urine Stains Out Of Carpet

Pets are a source of companionship and joy for many of us. They’re also the source of two problems that affect the appearance and hygiene of your carpet, rugs, upholstery and even drapes. These are pet accidents (urine, feces and vomit) and body oils. Knowing how to deal with them can make living with your pets an even more positive experience.

Dog laying on carpet

When Accidents Occur
  1. Act immediately. The quicker you can get to it the more likely it is you can take care of it yourself. The longer the urine stands, the greater the chance it will seep through the carpet to the pad and floor.

  2. Remove as much moisture as possible by blotting the area with a clean absorbent material. The more moisture you remove now, the less residue has to be treated later. Using a clean white absorbent material lessens the risk of transferring dye between your cleaning material and your affected carpet or fabric. It will also help you actually see if the stain is being successfully removed. If solids are involved, gently scrape it up, working from the outside towards the center.

  3. Add Water. Add a small amount of water, just a couple ounces, and then continue to blot with a clean absorbent material until the carpet is almost dry to the touch.

  4. Be aware that most cleaning products do not address the bacteria left in the carpet and only mask, instead of neutralize, the odor.

  5. Call Us! If the stain has dried and set in the carpet the best thing you can do is to call a professional to get it out. We have the training and equipment to thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize any type of pet stain (urine, feces, vomit, body oil, etc.). We also stand behind all of our work with a 100% written guarantee.

Pet Urine Information

When dealing with pet urine spots, there is a difference between cleaning the urine soiling and treating for odor. Just cleaning existing urine spots MAY NOT remove any associated odor. In fact, this could INCREASE the odor in the air space for a temporary period of time.

 

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it is in an almost “neutral” state which means it is easier to remove when it is fresh. Once it dries, it turns “alkaline” 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. If left for days or weeks, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will permanently 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.

 

90% of the time we can remove pet stains. But, once the darkened stain is removed you may find that the carpet is a lighter color in that area. This is caused by the acids in the urine. They can break down the dye in the carpet fiber and actually bleach the color from it permanently.


Pet Urine Odor

Hot, humid weather is the time you are most likely to notice pet odors. That’s because this is when pet dander, pet hair and the residue from pet accidents begin to decompose. This bacteria growth and breakdown of the urine creates amino acids. These complex organic compounds work deep into the fibers to a point of becoming part of the fiber.  The waste materials and gases from the decomposing urine create an unpleasant odor. When dried urine is re-moistened, it gives off an ammonia gas, generating a distinct odor that plagues even the cleanest of homes. If smelled once it is seldom forgotten. 

 

How Professionals Remove Pet Odor

 Dry Master Cleaning & Restoration performs a complete inspection of the contaminated areas to determine the level of contamination and the 

treatment necessary to eliminate the stain and odor problem. 

This treatment ranges from: 

  • Minor cases - deep cleaning with a UPT and Antimicrobial/Enzyme treatment of the contaminated areas

  • Severe cases - deep cleaning with a UPT and Antimicrobial/Enzyme treatment, removing the contaminated padding, and replacing with new padding

Pet Body Oils

Some pets, especially dogs, secrete oils from their fur and paws. These oils can leave a dirt attracting film on your carpet and other furnishings where your pet frequently lays. Good grooming and frequent baths can keep this in check. Also, periodically launder your pets bedding and put a towel or some other cleanable item where they tend to lay a lot.


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