How do we treat pet stains and odor in carpets?
Because dogs and cats don’t sweat, their urine contains alkaline salts which absorb moisture out of the air. It becomes a feeding ground for bacteria which causes odor, staining and discoloration. Minor conditions can be handled with a combination of enzyme surface and padding treatments, and the water claw which attaches to the truck mounted steam cleaning system. It flushes the steaming water through the carpet, its backing and the padding and them sucks the water back out bringing the pet urine with it.
Major conditions usually require pad replacement and sub-floor treatment in addition to treating the carpet. If the urine has soaked into the concrete it may need to be treated as well. Concrete, although a hard surface, is also porous and absorbs liquid and holds it in. Cat pee is more pungent that dog pee. So if its cat urine that has soaked into the concrete you most likely will have to treat the concrete as well. We then seal your concrete with a concrete sealer after removal of urine stains and odors. Sealing the concrete prevents any odor left down in the concrete from coming back up when reactivated with moisture.
We use a black light to find the pet urine in your carpet or tile. Pet urine will glow under a black light.
Pet Urine in my Tile and Grout
People don’t think about pet urine getting into their tile and grout, but it can penetrate the grout just like it can the carpet, padding and subfloor. Grout is porous just like concrete and will soak up dog and cat pee if not wiped up right away. This can be treated with an enzyme and steam cleaning as well.