For many families, their pets are a vital part of their family unit. Just like other family members, we normally don’t get rid of them when they have “accidents”. And while pets can and do provide a variety of benefits within households, their “accidents” can also create challenges. Pet urine on carpet, rugs, upholstery, or leather can do much more than cause unpleasant odor.
If not treated properly, the odor from pet accidents can travel through the entire home and impact your health and your comfort. The smell emitted from an accident area also often leads to repeat incidents by your pet in the same area until it is properly eliminated.
Facts You Need to Know About Pet Urine in Your Carpeting!
As urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. Simple cleaning will not remove this odor. In fact, these urine crystals are frequently re-activated by moisture. Have you noticed that urine odors become more noticeable as humidity increases? Similarly, the moisture of any cleaning product will bring the odors to the forefront.
The longer an incident goes untreated, the more likely the urine odor is to permeate deeper and deeper into floors, walls and even the framework and foundation of the home. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. Simple cleaning will not remove this odor.
Urine odors can permeate from the floor, be it cement or wood, from the tack strips, and even from the framework of the house behind the walls.
Urine deposited on carpet does not stay on the surface. It also penetrates the fibers and contaminates both the backing of the carpet and the flooring material below the carpet. Often, without your knowledge, pets will urinate continually in the same general location, causing significant contamination and damage.
Urine can also cause permanent color damage, either from adding color by dying the carpet fibers or removing color by releasing carpet dyes. The St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration Spotting Kits can help remove urine spots that have not permanently damaged the existing fibers.
Until recently, there was not a product available that was effective at removing pet urine odors and spots. Thanks to St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration, successfully removing pet odor from your floors has never been easier! Our Professional Spotting Kits effectively eliminate the odors caused by pet urine.