Pet urine causees permanent damage to your floors and fabrics and also creates an unhealthy indoor environment if not properly dealt with. Simply speaking, even though urine usually starts as an acid, it acts like bleach. The warm state of the urine is also the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria and these cause additional complications.
When urine dries, it usually forms crystals that make the stain more difficult to remove. This is the yellow or brown stain that many of our clients observe. The reason for this is because the urine begins to oxidize and react with the carpet, creating a color change that usually becomes permanent if the urine is not removed immediately.
What’s That Smell?
Odor from urine comes in two forms. The first odor comes from bacteria. Urine is a breeding ground for bacteria and once they have made a spot their home, they produce rapidly. This bacterial growth and breakdown of the urine into its chemical components releases more substances that lodge into the fibers, as well as waste materials and gases that create an unpleasant odor.
The second source of odor is from the urine itself, and that is present even when the bacteria have been killed. Therefore, you must get rid of the dried urine salts in order to get rid of the odor. Thoroughly removing the urine, the bacteria and all of its components is absolutely necessary to eliminate any odor. This is a task that merely soap and water cannot accomplish in carpet and rug fibers.
Is It Permanent?
Now that we understand more about urine and the odor that comes with it, we can focus on how to remove it professionally. We apply a specially-designed topical enzyme to the stains and let it sit for some time to break down the urine lodged in the floor covering. After that, we flush the urine and product out with our powerful truck-mounted cleaning machine and follow through with our professional hot water extraction method. We guarantee that the odor and bacteria will be removed, but as mentioned before, the actual urine stain might have already bleached the carpet, creating a permanent stain. That situation leave us with two options. Option one involves applying a product in the hopes that the discoloration is simply a stain that can be cleaned. (This product removes stains in a twenty-four hour period.) The newer the carpet and the newer the stain is, the better the chance of the stain disappearing. Option two; we could re-dye the carpet where the stain sits. All these options will be discussed by our specialist when they visit your home. For more information, contact Preferred Carpet Care of Redding via our website or at 530-243-8400.