Pet Odor Removal South Bend Indiana

Pet Urine Odor Removal South Bend IN

Pet urine odors in carpet is a problem that just doesn’t disappear on its own. If you live in the South Bend Indiana area and are trying to remove dog urine or cat urine odors from your carpet you must remove the pet urine form the source first. If you think about it, carpet is only a mesh textile that is very porous. When a dog, cat, ferret or rabbit urinates on the carpet, it passes through the carpet and pools in the padding beneath. Worse, it saturates the wood or concrete subfloor beneath.

The best way to remove the pet urine odors from your South Bend carpet without replacing it is to remember the saying: The solution to pollution is dilution. Cleaning the surface of your carpet wont help so you must remove it from the pad beneath. How EverClean Carpet Cleaning removes pet urine odors in South Bend is by giving the urine salts exactly what they want: Water. We find each pet urine spot with a Ultra Violet light, then re-saturate the urine spot, carpet and pad, with hot water that contains a weak acid, white distilled vinegar will do if you’re the Do-it-yourself type. We then disperse the cleaning solution into the pad by simple stepping on it (with rubber shoes). Note: Pet urine odors are acidic when they’re fresh but become alkaline after they become rancid. The weak acid simply helps break up the alkaline salts.

After re-saturating the pet urine stain we use a special platform that we place on top of the carpet spot that then sucks the spent cleaner and pet urine up out of the carpet and out to our van. For DYI, a wet/dry shop vac will work but you must push the vacuum down into the carpet to remove as much of the moisture as possible. A thick cotton towel will also work by simply setting it on top of the urine spot and standing on it to wick the fluids back into the towel. Note: You will never be able to fully remove pet urine scent from that towel so it’s a good idea to turn the towel into a cleaning rag afterwards.

Allow the freshly cleaned pet urine spot to completely dry, usually after a day or so, and the odor should not be noticeable any longer unless you put your nose right down into it. Another additional step is to apply enzyme after flushing out the pet urine from the carpet. EverClean Carpet Cleaning applies enough enzyme, usually an ounce or two depending on the size of the urine stain, then again we step on it to disperse it into the pad beneath. The enzyme does two things, 1) Breaks down the odor causing bacteria usually over a two week period; 2) Allows some of the enzyme to penetrate the subfloor to also attack any bacteria that has seeped into the unfinished wood or concrete. Note: Enzyme is obviously not recommended if there is finished wood beneath, though the pet urine has likely already damaged any finished subfloor beneath.

After applying enzyme and dispersing into the pad EverClean Carpet Cleaning then cleans the surface of the carpet while leaving the enzyme in the pad so it continues to work after the cleaning. If you have pet urine odors in your carpet and you live in the greater South Bend Indiana area, give us a call today to set up a cleaning or if you just have more questions about how to remove pet urine odors yourself. We’re glad to help!

Call EverClean Carpet Cleaning at 574-999-0484

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