If you're a pet owner then you are all too familiar with how pet stains begin. You turn your back on your pet for a moment, nature calls, and presto! Your lovely carpet (or other home furnishing) suddenly sport a brand new a pet stain. And if that wasn't bad enough, you now have to contend with embarrassing pet stain odor.
Sunbird Cleaning Services can help you with pet stain removal so that your carpets and upholstery can start looking great and smelling fresh again. You'll feel comfortable and proud of your home once more when you are free of pet stains and odors.
Our cleaning experts use advanced pet stain removers that will completely eliminate pet stains without harming your valuable carpets and furnishings. The result? A cleaner looking and fresher smelling home in which you can welcome your guests with confidence.
Anyone who owns a pet knows that pet odors can sometimes be a problem. Cat owners are particularly aware that if their urine scent remains, cats will keep on coming back to the same spot. Pets who are prone to "accidents" can give your home an unpleasant aroma. We use a variety of products that eliminate urine and fecal odors from carpets and furniture. Some contain enzymes that will actually break down the source of the odor. Odors should be eliminated when they first occur, because the longer the source of an odor remains on a surface, the harder it will be to remove. If you have waited this long, then you need professional carpet cleaning services to help eliminate these unpleasant odors.
If you are a pet owner, chances are that you will have to contend with pet odor at some point in time. Sometimes you can solve the problem by yourself. Here are some tips from the experts:
Step 1: Identify the source of the pet odor
This seems like an easy task, right? But when you look for the pet stain, it might not be visible to you. Because pet odors don't automatically mean they are accompanied by an easily visible stain. One way to find a spot is to actually get down on your hands and knees and sniff your way to the offensive odor. If this isn't your style, there is a better method. Pet urine contains salts that are visible under black light. You can buy an inexpensive black light (for about ten bucks). Turn off all the lights in the room and close all curtains. Then turn on the black light and start searching the carpet. Pet stains will shine when the black light is pointed at them.
Step 2: Treat the odor
Now that you've identified the spot you can start treating it-but it might not be so easy. That's because urine sometimes soaks not only into the carpet, but all the way through to the backing, the padding, and sometimes even the floor beneath. If this is the case, you cannot simply wipe the spot away. You will have to take a trip to the pet store and buy an enzyme spotter. This enzyme solution will actually eat the proteins in the urine that the bacteria they are feeding on. That's the key, because it's the bacteria that causes the odor. This protein eating process could take several days until the odor is gone.
What if I can't remove the odor?
If the problem is particularly severe, the professional service may have to replace padding, seal the sub floor, replace tack strip or even install an ozone generator to neutralize the odor.
Pay attention to your pet after treatment. Odors that cannot be detected by humans can be picked up by pets; they often return to the 'scene of the crime' and are 'repeat offenders'. If your pet does not usually have accidents in the house, visit your veterinarian. Your pet might have a urinary tract infection. There are other causes though; these include a change in environment (say, a recent move), a new addition to the household (a baby, another pet) or a change in diet. Animals sometimes respond to stress by making spots on your carpet.