When cleaning urine spots, there is a difference between cleaning the urine soiling and treating for odor. Cleaning existing urine spots may not remove any associated odor. In fact, it could increase the odor in the air space for a temporary period of time. If you are experiencing an odor problem, there are other treatments available.
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. If 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’s fresh. Once it dries, it turns alkaline and becomes more difficult to remove. 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 have already occurred. This means that no one can guarantee complete removal of all urine spots. Please consult with our technician if you have questionable urine spots on your carpet. Do not use over the counter, general spotters or extraction detergents.
How to Clean Fresh Urine
- First blot the area with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towel until no moisture is transferred.
- Use an enzyme treatment to clean the area.
- Rinse and dry completely
- Use 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage (don’t rub!) the solution into the spot with a white terry cloth. Flush the area thoroughly.
- Both dry with a cloth until the area is dry to the touch.
*If you have a small extraction machine, flush with fresh water until spot is removed.
Pet Odor Removal Services
Buddy’s Carpet Care has a very thorough urine removal treatment. In this treatment we saturate the affected carpet and pad with an odor eating enzyme. This enzyme is left to work in the are before we extract and flood the area thoroughly with clean water. The area is then re-cleaned. Although this treatment can be very effective it is not guaranteed. The possibility of underlying flooring, wood trim and wall being affected may prevent total removal of urine odor.
Call us at 417.833.1732 for more information about urine removal services.