Pet Urine Odor Removal Tips

Posted June 16th, 2011 in Industry Related by CarpetCleaning

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Pet urine odor removal is not easy from any place in your house. Even when it gets on tile and vinyl floors, the smell seems to linger in the air for hours after you have finished cleaning. Or, it disappears, only to return after the smell of the detergent wears off.

However, once cat or dog urine permeates a carpet, you’ve got serious issues. It’s difficult to remove the stain and the smell.

3 Top Pet Urine Odor Removal Tips

Enzyme Digesters – Enzyme digesters are friendly bacteria, and great for pet urine odor removal. This is dormant bacterium, which becomes activated once it is mixed with water. Once a solution of this is applied to your carpet, it converts the urine into food for enzyme digesters. As long as the area is kept wet, and at temperatures between 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 30 degrees Celsius), the enzymes will continue to destroy the urine. To make sure the area stays wet, you can use a wet towel over the spot.

Hydrogen Peroxide Mixture – Many people have used this household method and swear by it.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. bottle hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon dish washing liquid soap
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 large plastic bottle

Mix all of the ingredients in a plastic container. Use a plastic spoon to mix them, and then place the ingredients into an empty plastic bottle. Then, you should use an ultraviolet black light. Just turn the other lights off, and shine the black light on your carpet. Cat and dog urine spots will illuminate under the black light. You want to fully saturate these with the hydrogen peroxide solution.

Finally, let the mixture air dry. Do not blot it, or try to vacuum it up. Once it is dry, you can vacuum any remaining baking soda particles that might still be on the carpet.

Remember, this method could be dangerous if you mix the hydrogen peroxide in other containers, or try to store it for later. It could possibly even explode. Therefore, do not try to store any leftover mixture. Instead, you should throw it out immediately. This pet urine odor removal is good, but could be dangerous if not used correctly.

Use a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service – The best pet urine odor removal solution is to contact your local professionals. This is especially true if you have larger areas that have pet urine, and if it’s been in the carpet awhile. They know the best ways to remove pet urine, and they won’t damage your carpets. Not only will they clean up the urine, they will have the rest of your carpet looking and smelling like new. They can also help remove other bacteria and pests such as bedbugs from your carpet.

You now have three pet urine odor removal methods. The best tip is not to wait too long before you have your carpet cleaned. The longer you take, the more difficult it will be to get the urine smell and stains out. Probably the best pet urine odor removal method is not to allow pets near your carpet in the first place.

For the ultimate pet urine odor removal from carpets, contact Renew Carpet Care, a carpet cleaning company that has years of experience cleaning and removing odors and spills.