Eliminating Pet Odor
Is your home starting to smell like an oversized litterbox? Are your pups marking their territory in every room? Look, we know that you love your pets. We love ours too. Their innate ability to cheer us up when we are down and their constant outpouring of limitless love quickly turns them into more than just an animal, they become family. These furry, fluffy, four-legged friends are a lot of fun to have around, however they can cause quite a stink, and it might not be an easy fix. Let’s check out where the problem lies, get to the root of it, and examine why it may be time to call in the pros.
The Pet Pee Problem
Whether your pet is currently learning to use the litterbox or is being housebroken, whether in its old age has become incontinent or just has the occasional accident, a pee spot indoors is no walk in the park. It does not necessarily matter how consistently this accident occurs, even the smallest spot can be cause for concern.
One of the most pressing and immediately noticeable problems with a wet spot from your pet is the potential of this spot turning into a stain. Lots of various factors play into this possibility, such as how acidic the urine is, what the carpet fibers are made from, and how long the pee sits on the carpeting before being cleaned up. When an accident happens, take fast action and blot the pee spot as well as you can. Remember to not scrub the area, which will only rub in the mess and cause a worse stain.
Next, create a solution mixture of water and a tad bit of dishwashing detergent, and spray this on the area of the mess. Leave it sit for a few minutes and blot (don’t scrub) it out. Then complete the same steps with a mixture of water and vinegar. Finally, sprinkle baking soda in the affected area. If the first round of these steps doesn’t get rid of the stain, try repeating them or calling in the professionals (us). We recommend giving us a call anyways, even if the surface stain seems to have been dissipated (we’ll tell you why in just a minute).
After the stain has been addressed, you may begin to notice an odor emitting from the affected area. While this may not always be noticeable right away, it typically does develop over time. This unpleasant odor can linger, even after cleaning the carpeting with a pet spray and vacuuming. If you have a persistent odor from pet spots, let us know. We can help you be rid of it for good.
Why You Need a Professional
If you have had a pet accident, or two, or more, it may be time to call in the pros for a deep carpet cleaning. Even if you have addressed the surface stain, there may be more than what meets the eye. Simply wiping up the spot may not be cleaning the entire affected area, and it may result in a lingering smell that you can’t quite find the source of.
Under the Surface
Depending on what kind of carpeting you have and how long the accident has been allowed to sit on the surface, you do not have long until it seeps down further and penetrates the lower fibers and the padding of your carpet. When this happens, simply cleaning the surface of your carpeting will not remove the odor. Professional carpet cleaning is necessary to remove this set-in pee spot to prevent further damage from occurring to your carpeting and to rid your home of the unwelcoming odors permeating throughout. It is better to have a professional handle the problem before it worsens. When a pee spot is left unattended for too long, it can permanently ruin your flooring, causing the need to replace your carpet and the padding underneath instead of simply investing in a good quality cleaning.
If you have had a handful of pet accidents in your home, and want to take the next step towards a clean living environment, as well as protecting your carpeting from further damage, contact our pet odor elimination and removal experts today!