Pet Odor Control
CAN'T GET RID OF THAT TERRIBLE URINE ODOR?
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your carpet, upholstery, even hard surfaces. It can also create an extremely unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it has a pH level of 5, which is on the acid side of the pH Scale.
It is easier to remove the urine right then when it is fresh. Once it dries it turns “alkaline” or to a high pH between 10 to12 on the scale and becomes extremely difficult to remove. The warm acidic state of the urine offers a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can begin to flourish almost immediately.
In this original acid state the urine begins to oxidize and react with the carpet to create 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 or weeks, 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 damage to the dye structure may already be done.
There are two sources of odors associated with urine. The first comes from bacteria that grow abundantly in dark warm places with a never-ending food source. A pet can feed the bacteria daily!
This bacteria growth and breakdown of the urine creates amino acids. These complex organic compounds will often work deep into the fibers to a point of becoming part of the fiber. This can present a challenging situation.
The waste materials and gases from the decomposing urine create an unpleasant odor. When dried urine is re-moistened, it gives off an ammonia gas. It is an odor that cannot go unrecognized.
The second source of odor is chemical odor that is present even when the bacteria has been killed. This is the exact reason why only sanitizing urine damage WILL NOT remove the odor. Urine also presents additional odor problems when the relative humidity is high.
The salts and crystals that are left behind as the urine dries are hydrophilic and draw water to them. Dried urine is often easy to smell in the humid months because the salts attract the moisture, (causing the urine to crystalize in the backing of your carpet), the moisture evaporates putting out a greater proportion of odorous ammonia gas.
You must get rid of the urine crystals in and under the carpet to get rid of the odor. That’s why cleaning existing urine damage will not remove any associated odor. In fact, it could actually cause the odor to become stronger for a short period of time. There is a necessary 4 step process in removing pet urine odor, call us today or schedule online for a free estimate.
Pet Urine Removal Process
- Locating urine damage
- Two step sub-floor extraction process
- Move all furniture necessary for proper cleaning
- Hot extraction carpet cleaning service
- Professional strength sanitizing spray (removes and kills bacterial odor)
- Professional strength neutralizing spray (removes odor chemical)
- Spin bonnet process (absorption of excess moisture)
We care about your home’s and your family’s health. That’s why our pet urine removal process and other healthy home cleaning products are completely safe and non-toxic for your family and pets.
Our goal is your satisfaction, promoting a healthier, longer lasting cleaning service for a happier home.
Call us today to schedule a FREE, no obligation, pet urine removal analysis at (951)787-8787.