pet odor stains
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Maricopa Carpet Cleaners can help you take care of one of the worst carpet ruiners of all time. Unsightly and horrible smelling urine stains are difficult to get rid of. Urine is one of the strongest and most powerful odors, especially when it seeps into a carpet. A urine odor can remain in a carpet forever if not properly taken care of. Urine stains are also difficult to remove by adding water or another liquid, as it is so strong smelling that it is tough to disguise.
On light colored carpets, urine can be easily seen and unsightly. The yellow color is visible, noticeable, and something you don’t want your family or your guests to have to look at. As urine is a liquid, it easily and quickly spreads on a carpet and touches all of the surrounding carpet fibers, making the urine spot much bigger than perhaps it was originally.
One of the reasons that urine is so potent is because of its high acidity. On a PH scale, urine ranks at a 5 or a 6- a strong smelling acid that not only looks and smells bad, but contains often harmful bacteria. Pet urine, when deposited onto a carpet, is hot. This means that is in an ideal condition and at a good temperature for bacteria to latch onto and start to grow. On top of that, when pet urine dries on a carpet, it becomes alkaline.
The best way to get rid of a pet urine stain on your carpet is to act fast. The longer the stain sits on the carpet, the deeper it will seep into the fibers, the more likely it is for bacteria to grow, and the more potent and stale the scent will become.
For new, fresh stains, use newspaper and paper towels to soak up the liquid as soon as you notice the waste is there. This will help rid of as much of the liquid as possible. Next, use cool or cold water to dilute the area and make more liquid that you can then soak up. By adding water, you are drawing out more of the urine that may be drying and then use the newspaper or paper towels to soak it up. Some cleaning ideas you may have for pet stain removal can work against you and make the stain even worse. Using a steam cleaner will further set the stain in the carpet, which is why we recommend using cool water. You should also avoid using cleaning chemicals, especially those like ammonia and vinegar. These liquids do not effectively cover, hide, or remove the odor from your pet’s perspective, and which may in turn actually give your pet the incentive to further mark it’s territory and reinforce the urine scent. These products also have a high pH content that will leave your carpet susceptible to dirt.
When dealing with strong pet odors, use Maricopa carpet cleaners to help rid your home of both pet stains and pet odors. Having a professional clean your carpets is the best way to make sure your pet stains are gone for good, and the sooner you have it taken care of, the better. Give us a call today to get your carpets back to new! (480) 725-2555