Exposed DIY Pet Urine Odor Removal Myth
Pets are wonderful additions to the home. I’ve had a couple yellow Labs and a cat. My last dog was really cute and so smart I thought she could do long division.
Having been a pet owner, I understand the challenge of trying to clean up every pet accident on the carpet as soon as it happens.
We both know if the pet urine is not cleaned up quickly and correctly there will be a terrible pet urine odor smell that seems impossible to remove.
Today, there is an overwhelming amount of misinformation and disappointing DIY Pet Urine Treatment products.
No Miracle Results…Only Frustration
The other day I met a new client in need of relief from her pet urine odors. Let’s call her Julie.
She was embarrassed to have her friends over because of the heavy pet urine smell in her home.
In frustration, Julie tried using various over the counter pet urine treatment products, some that wereexpensive. She tried treating the urine smell with Enzymes, Deodorizers, Carpet Cleaning, and other methods.
Unfortunately, none of these products worked and only aggravated disgusting urine smell. A couple of the products removed the pet urine smell for a few days, but then all of a sudden it mysteriously returned!
The reappearing smell was confusing…”Could the dog or cat have re-marked the carpet again?” Maybe the home carpet cleaning machine could ‘clean’ the urine?
The Dirty Secret About Pet Urine
The pet urine smell comes from the bacteria. Once the pet urine dries it changes from an acid into an alkaline salt. When water is added to the urine it aggravates the salt and the pet urine smell returns! Guess What?… The salt is the food for the bacteria.
I have never seen a consumer pet urine product that kills the bacteria and removes the salts. These products only mask the embarrassing pet urine smell for a couple days, and then it reappears.
You Know This…The only way to remove bacteria from your kitchen or bathroom is to kill it, right? You can’t wash away bacteria. So it makes sense that the bacteria in pet urine cannot be removed with carpet cleaning or ‘deep cleaning’.
Also, deodorizers only mask smells and do not kill them either. Another Secret…Enzymes don’t stay wet long enough to complete the job.
Guess what?…Many carpet cleaners still think Carpet Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Enzymes, and Deodorizers are the effective way to treat pet urine!
Don’t Let This Happen to You!
Back to our story about Julie’s experience with pet urine treatment. As soon as I walked in the door the smell of pet urine hit me and I knew there was a problem.
After Julie failed to remove the pet urine herself she called in the professionals, or so she thought.
Several carpet cleaning companies tried their versions of pet urine treatment and each one failed. Each company tried various ‘Old Technology’ and inaccurate pet urine removal science.
I am not happy to tell you about these experiences, but there is hope for pet urine treatment.
Guaranteed Pet Urine Removal
I have obtained the latest technology and training to assist Portland and Vancouver, WA area home owners with Pet Urine removal.
To properly treat pet urine I have to determine where the urine is, how bad it is, and then kill it!
First, I inspect your carpet with a black light, like on CSI, to find and mark all of the pet urine. This is a fun tool to use!
Then I mix up a Special Pet Urine Treatment formula with very hot water and then saturate the contaminated areas. After giving the formula proper time to work I then use a special tool called a Water Claw to literally flush the contaminants from the carpet face fibers, backing, and pad.
This tool removes the most stubborn pet urine and odor.
The Science of Pet Urine
Okay ready to dive in a little deeper with your pet urine knowledge?
Pet urine never really goes away, unless properly treated by a trained professional and not all carpet cleaners know how to effectively remove pet urine.
The Science of Pet Urine:
When pet urine is wet it is an acid. After the untreated pet urine dries it turns into an alkaline salt and is difficult to remove without professional treatment. Okay, the interesting part is that carpet cleaners use a alkaline detergent to clean carpet. Since the carpet cleaning solution and the dry pet urine are both alkaline carpet cleaning alone will do nothing to remove the pet urine. Carpet cleaning alone will only make the spot smell worse.
Have you ever noticed after trying to clean dry urine spots with water or during the humid summer how the strong urine smell returns? The water used to clean the spot or the humidity in the air aggravates the urine salts and causes the smell to return.
Difficulty in removing pet urine depends on whether the urine is from a cat, dog, or other animal. Some pets have urine that is very high in alkaline and can remove color from the carpet or permanently stain the carpet.
Don’t Be Fooled By Inferior Methods: Old Techniques
In the past, the only way to deal with pet urine involved using enzymes or the complicated and expensive process of removing the pad.
Enzymes: They are still in use today. Actually, many carpet cleaners still think this is the effective way to deal with pet urine problems. Enzymes do not really work for removing dry pet urine and are usually only reserved for pet urine removal out of delicate fibers, such as rugs or wool. The problem with enzymes is that they need to stay wet for several days to be able to do their job, and unfortunately they never stay wet long enough to work properly.
Carpet Pad Replacement: The basic process was to pull the carpet up and treat the areas of the sub-floor, clean the tops/bottoms of the carpet, and replace the pad. Then re-lay and re-stretch the carpet.
Actually, many cleaners still think these are the only two ways to remove pet urine.
With your new education on pet urine you can make an informed decision when hiring a carpet cleaning company in Portland or Vancouver, WA to help you with your pet urine removal needs.
If you are tired of the Smell and Wasting Money on Bogus Pet Urine treatments Call 503-922-4875 or 360-901-8686