How To Remove Pet Urine and Odor From Carpeting

How To Treat Pet Urine In Carpeting

When they enter your home, nothing is more embarrassing than hearing someone ask, “What’s that smell?”

As many pet owners know, pets will have accidents, and the speed at which the accident is discovered, coupled with the cleaning and treatment product used, makes a difference. If you use the wrong treatment, the urine, feces, or vomit could permanently stain our carpeting or turn to bacteria and off-gas.

Too often, consumers reach for the first spotting agent they have under the kitchen cabinet and spray in hopes that the spot will disappear. Some of these cleaning solutions contain bleach that can damage carpet fibers. Others have detergents that, if not thoroughly rinsed out, will attract dirt (not to mention that they are ineffective at eliminating bacteria) and make the stain even worse.

The only way to effectively treat pet urine, feces, vomit, and any other bacterial enzyme is through the use of bacterial enzymes.

When a pet or human has an accident, bacteria will start to form. Depending on the volume of the accident, pet urine and digestive juices can perpetrate carpeting, the underlying carpet pad, and even the porous subflooring (concrete or wood). This is why most spotting techniques fail; because the ingredients lack bacterial enzymes, and the solution can not follow the same path as the accident.

Once bacteria become embedded, it begins to off-gas and multiplies. Pet owners typically become “nose blind” and do not smell the nauseous odor. Like a smoker’s home. The smoker does not sense the tar and nicotine; guests do as soon as the front door is opened.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is the “cleaner of choice” to many veterinarians, interior designers, pet daycare centers, and homeowners who love their pets and rely on our services to keep their loved ones “out of the doghouse.”  Our thoroughly exhaustive pet treatment services not only guarantee fresh, clean carpeting and upholstery but also eliminate the source of the odor.

Our pet urine treatment process begins with an inspection using Xenon lighting. Xenon light causes bacteria and urine salts to fluoresce, so we can see what may be invisible to the naked eye. We treat each affected area with a bacterial enzyme digester, allow sufficient dwell time, and clean the carpeting or upholstery as usual.

Clients often ask us to recommend a product that’s effective in treating bacteria and safe for pets and infants. We recommend the same product we professionally use, Urine Enzyme Digester. This product can be purchased online from Pro Cleaning Products or at their store in Cape Coral.

Urine Enzyme Digester is a powerful combination of stain removers, enzymes, and digestion agents that attack bacteria at the molecular level. The product is designed to digest bacteria; hence, no bacteria, no offensive odor.

Unlike watered-down store-purchased “enzymes,” Urine Enzyme Digester is professional grade and the exact formulation we use in the field every day. Another bonus, while powerful, is less expensive than store-purchased products.

Urine Enzyme Digester is also effective on other organic agents such as blood, coffee, tea, spoiled food, and organic food stains and body oils.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our carpet cleaning or pet urine treatment services, please visit Tru-Clean Surface Care online at or “call us on the carpet” any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.  You can also visit us on Facebook at