Pet Odor Removal
Pet ownership often begins with housetraining, yet even the most well behaved pet will sometimes have an accident that can damage the carpet and upholstery. In addition to leaving behind an unsightly stain, pet accidents can leave a lingering odor that can be difficult to remove without professional help. For this reason, Express Carpet Cleaning offers a guaranteed removal service that can ensure that no trace of an accident is left behind.
What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Urine and Carpeting
1. Urine Penetrates Fabric and Carpet Fibers Fast
Once urine is deposited on the floor or your furniture, it penetrates quickly to the back layer of your fabric. If this occurs on carpet, then it also begins to seep into the floor surface below. Many pets choose to urinate in the same spot every time, and this can cause significant damage when it is done repeatedly.
2. Urine Odors Often Come From Deep Below the Surface
Many home owners scrub in vain to remove pet odors, yet it is impossible to reach deep enough with common household cleaning methods to remove the source of the smell. The scent of urine can rise up through the concrete, wood and even behind the walls of areas in the home that have been saturated with a pet’s waste.
3. Urine Forms Pungent Crystals as It Dries
Once a pet stain has dried, it becomes even more difficult to remove, and unfortunately, more pungent. This is because the liquid from the urine evaporates and leaves crystals behind. As many pet owners have discovered, adding water to these crystals simply causes them to reactivate. This is a common reason why urine odor tends to become more pungent on humid days.
4. Pet Urine Can Cause Permanent Damage
Pet urine is not only aesthetically unpleasing, but it can also damage a home’s value. Urine stains can change the color of one’s carpeting, or remove the dye permanently. Over time, the crystals from the urine can also cause the fibers to break down, leading to worn and frayed areas that are difficult to repair.