Pet Odor & Stain Removal | Salt Lake City UT
Our technicians at Scott’s Carpet Care are specially trained to locate all pet stains with high power ultra violet lamps. Infected areas are specially treated and removed during our cleaning process.
It is not unusual for homeowners who have household pets to have urine stains on their carpet. Pets will urinate on carpet as an act of territorialism, anxiety, or simply out of need. If your dog is not neutered, they will pee on everything and anything – including all furniture, curtains, shoes, and handbags in your house.
The color of pet urine and its staining potential will often depend on dietary habits and the age of the pet. Foods high in protein tend to produce a darker, more pungent and acidic urine. Foods higher in carbohydrates, such as corn or oats, produces more alkaline urine that is less likely to stain carpet and does not produce as potent an odor. Typically, because cat diets are richer in protein than dog diets, their urine will produce harsher odors and are more likely to cause stains.
Another consideration is the age of the pet. The older the pet the more renal function diminishes, thus producing urine that contains more plasma proteins. Because less uric acid is secreted in this urine it is less likely to stain a carpet; however, it will produce an even stronger odor. In almost all cases cat urine is the worst perpetrator for pet stains.
What Can I Do Myself, Before Calling A Professional?
Stains that have appeared within a couple of hours can often be cleaned with good success. This can be accomplished by using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water, followed by blotting with water only. Apply using a spray bottle. After this, absorb the spot with clean colorfast towels until it is as dry as possible. Next, place a one-half inch thick weighted layer of colorfast (white) towels over the spot and let it sit overnight. This final procedure must not be overlooked, since crystallized urine residues left in the carpet are capable of reproducing odors during the warmer more humid months. Older urine stains often require replacement of the carpet and pad in the affected areas and can also necessitate cleaning the sub floor with a disinfectant. Our company has fully trained tech’s that perform this service as well.
Pet Vomit Stains
Like urine, the effectiveness of cleaning vomit is based on expediency. The first step is to scrape up as much of the matter as possible.
Next, it is important to elevate the pH of the stained area. This should be accomplished by blotting using a solution of one part non-sudsing ammonia to five parts water, followed with blotting with a damp towel until the spot is as dry as possible. Again, it is also recommended that you place a weighted layer of white towels folded one-half inch thick over the spot and allow it to sit overnight to allow residual matter to wick up into the towel.