Don't Leave Pet Urine In Your Carpet. It Can Be Harmful To Your Family
As Well As Damaging To Your Investment.
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. Urine is always easier to remove right when it is fresh and on the acid side of the pH scale. Once it dries, it turns alkaline and becomes much more difficult to remove. The warm acid state of the urine provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which begins to flourish almost immediatley. In this original acid state, the urine starts to oxidize and react with the carpet creating a color change which will become permanent if the urine is not removed immediately. Some of this color change can be attributed to the strong ammonia that forms as the urine passes through bacterial and chemical change. If left for days, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will change the dye structure, therefore causing permanent staining. Even if the soluble deposits are removed, the change to the dye structure may already be irreversible.
What IS That Smell?
The source of urine odor originates with bacteria that grow abundantly in dark warm places with a never ending food source. A pet can feed that bacteria daily. This bacteria growth and breakdown of urine creates amino acids. These complex organic compounds will often work deep into the fibers to the point of becoming part of the fiber. This can present a challenging situation. The waste material and gases from the decomposing urine create an unpleasant odor. When dry urine is re-moistened or exposed to humidity, it gives off an ammonia gas. You've smelled that before, right? Once you smell it, you never forget it!
How? The alkaline salts that are left behind as the urine dries, are hydrophilic (water-loving) and they draw water to themselves. Often your carpet will smell even worse when you have it cleaned if the urine is not being specially neutralized. Just the water from cleaning will make it reek! And on days of high humidity or rain, those salts attract the moisture from the air. Then the moisture evaporates, putting out a greater amount of very smelly ammonia gas. You must get rid of the urine salts in and under the carpet to get rid of the odor.
Pull It Up, Rip It Out, Replace...
Historically, you either had to live with your pet odors or replace all affected materials. Then enzyme treatments were developed for urine damage. Enzyme cleaning agents actually eat up bad bacteria. We recommend Nature's Miracle which can be purchased at most pet stores.
Vinegar can also be effective. If a pet stain is fresh, however, using a vinegar solution won't work as it can't counter the acid in the urine. Wait at least 24 hours after the urine has turned to alkaline. Flood the area and use a wet vac to vacuum everything up.
Unfortunately, for large deposits of urine, applying bottled urine cleaning agents becomes a losing battle. And then you are back to the "replace" solution to your problem. UNTIL NOW!
The Historical "Replace" Solution:
1) Pull up carpet
2) Remove affected pad
3) Clean back of carpet
4) Treat floor with enzyme treatment
5) Seal floor with odor barrier
6) Treat back of carpet with enzyme treatment
7) Rip out and install new tack strip
8) Rip out and replace carpet pad
9) Re-install carpet
10) Clean carpet
11) Topically apply enzyme treatment
12) Write a check for many hundreds, if not thousand of dollars
Get Your Pet Concerns Completely Removed
WITHOUT Ripping Out Your Carpet and Replacing Your Carpet Pad!
Watch us remove cat urine clear through the carpet pad!
Above video is from an actual client's home in Broomfield. Her cat had urinated repeatedly in the same area and it had a powerful odor. After we treated it with this process, the odor was gone and stayed gone- FOR GOOD!
So How Does This Work?
1) First we examine the area and surroundings with a powerful black (UV) light. Black light causes organic matter to glow. And pet urine REALLY glows! This simply helps us to locate your pet's favorite deposit areas.
2) Next we flood the contaminated area with urine cleaning agents. By flooding- we mean flooding! We pour as much as a gallon of solution right over the stain with a watering can so as to mimic the flow of urine coming out of your pet. We want the treatment to travel the same path as the urine originally did. In this way, we thoroughly saturate the urine contaminated fibers, carpet backing and carpet pad so that they - will be totally neutralized.
3) Our neutralizer is an amazing odor counteractant that immediately and permanently eliminates the extreme odor of pet urine. It is not a deodorizer or a masking agent. Those quick fix remedies only last for a few days and then the horrible smell is right back. It contains an odor neutralizer that binds to and destroys odors- no matter what the source- vomit, feces, decayed organic matter, sour smells, skunk, musty mildew odors, smoke and many more. This is an absolute odor killer! And yet it is a safe product to have your family around. It contains no VOCs, no bacteria, no enzymes, no chemical desensitizers and no potentially offensive fragrances. Plus- it also contains a polymer that makes your carpet resist resoiling of treated areas.
4) The other annoying and unsightly part of the per urine equation is the ugly yellow stain. Our pet treatment uses the power of oxygen to eliminate persistent, hard-to-remove yellow stains that accompany urine.
5) Then we use our incredible Waterclaw tool. Be sure to watch the short video above this section to see it in action. We allow the flooded treatment to dwell and do it's magic for 30 minutes. Then we attach the Waterclaw to our cleaning machine powered by a 45 HP Briggs and Stratton Big Block industrial engine. This machine's enormous vacuum mightily extracts out the treated urine and cleaning agents for complete removal from the carpet pad, carpet backing and carpet. Our Pet Stain removal system offers results never before seen for the complete removal of pet urine. This is how we eliminate the need for pulling up the carpet and replacing the carpet pad. Can you see how this is much more cost effective than the "Replace" solution for pet stains?
6) We then follow up with a good truck mounted steam cleaning to make certain the carpet fibers are clean, fresh and residue free.
7) Following that, we spray a final, light treatment of odor kill on the treated areas and groom it into your cleaned carpet fibers. Yes, this is probably over-kill, but we want to be absolutely sure your pet stain concerns are satisfied.
8) Finally, we place our unique Airpath dryers on the areas so that we can quickly return your carpet to a dry, clean and usable state.
Does This Work For All Cases?
This process has worked for every client we have performed it for. However, there are some pet urine jobs that we HAVE had to turn down. If you have a pet that sprays along walls in corners or leaves intermittent spots in the middle of the room, this service is the one for you. However- if you have years and years of urine build-up and it is all over a room or even an entire house- this is not the right solution for you. Then again, how have you lived in that environment? Extreme situations call for extreme measures and sometimes replacement really is in order. So while this process is very successful in most situations, it is not guaranteed. Some situations are just not completely restorable. Just know that before hiring any cleaning service instead of replacing contaminated products. Replacement is the only 100% way of removing pet urine.
But don't hesitate to call and ask for an inspection. If we don't think our system will work for you, we'll let you know. We won't waste your money or time. In the majority of cases, though, we have worked miracles with our Waterclaw process and replacing was not necessary.
Don't continue to live with that awful, repugnant pet urine contamination. It's bad for your health and bad for your carpet investment. And... it STINKS!
Call Lisa today so that we can remove it quickly and economically. Call 303-530-0646