If you have pets at home, you know that accidents are bound to happen. Even the best trained pets can have accidents so here are some essential carpet stain and odor removal tips to keep in mind while cleaning up your furry friend’s mishap.
Find out Exactly Where it Happened
The first step to removing any odors or stain is to find the soiled area using your nose and eyes. A quick and easy way to spot any stains is by purchasing a black light, which can be found at any home supply store. These will usually reveal even old urine stains. It’s important to know exactly where the accident occurred so you don’t miss any spots.
Fresh surface stains
If the stain is new, meaning that it’s still wet, you should soak up as much of the urine as possible. Use a combination of newspaper and paper towels to do so. The more urine you can move, the easier that it will be to remove the stain as well as the odor.
When blotting the stain, place a thick layer of paper towels on top of the wet spot then cover these towels with a thick layer of newspaper. Once the papers are in place, stand on them for about a minute, then remove and repeat the same process until the area is as dry as you can get it. Once you have done this, flush the area thoroughly with a mixture of 50% WHITE vinegar and 50% cool water making sure the mixture has penetrated the carpeting AND padding.
Once the area has been saturated, let stand for about a minute and then remove as much of the moisture as possible through blotting or using a tool such as the wet vac. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will dissipate within hours.
Stains that have already set in
For older pet stains the above treatment will not work and you will need the help of a professional. As pet urine ages, bacteria begins to set in and urine salts start to deteriorate the padding and carpet fibers. As this “rotting” process takes place, an odorous “off-gassing” occurs and while the homeowners may be unable to detect this odor visitors to the home can certainly smell it.
We’ve got you covered!
At Tru Clean we understand pet urine and odors better than most. Our proprietary pet urine treatment is designed to eliminate deep set odors and stains while leaving your carpeting, tile, mattress and upholstery fresh and clean. In-fact, over the years we’ve saved thousands of pets from the “dog house” and are proud of our referrals from some of the areas most respected veterinarians, realtors and interior designers.
Tru Clean is a family owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile, mattress and upholstery cleaning company and all of our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals. We are an “A” rated company with Angie’s List and our cleaning solutions are certified safe for pets and small children.
If you need help with pet urine odor removal, Tru Clean can help. We offer safe and effective carpet cleaning that will keep your carpet looking, smelling, and feeling great!
For more information on our pet urine and odor treatment process please visit us online at trucleansurfacecare.com or call us on the carpet any time at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda.
Pet Urine and Odor Treatment services offered in the cities of: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Estero, Bonita Springs, Pine Island, Naples, Marco Island, St. James City, Bokeelia and Matlacha FL.
Our Pet Urine and Odor Treatment process is effective on carpeting, Oriental, wool and silk rugs, upholstery, mattresses and tile and grout.