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Both expensive purebreds and lucky, scruffy, rescue puppies bring so much joy into your home. Unfortunately, they all bring many small gifts. The chemical composition of pet stains and odors creates one of the most difficult things for pet owners to remove. However, a professional carpet cleaning company can save you countless hours of frustration cleaning gross pet stains and odors out of carpets with industry-leading products and techniques. Here are some tips for preserving your floors while your new pet becomes a family member.
Don’t React– Act
The use of scented sprays and powders only masks the odors of pet stains without addressing the stains themselves. Those carpet cleaning sprays available at your local grocery store are not effective at deep cleaning all the way down through the carpet padding. Use of these products can sometimes saturate the urine deeper into the carpet fibers, through the underlying padding, then into the subfloor.
According to the Humane Society, act as soon as you see an area. Soak up as much of the urine as possible with a thick layer of paper towels on the wet spot, then cover that with a thick layer of newspaper. If possible, put newspaper under the soiled area as well. Stand on this padding for about a minute, and repeat until the area is barely damp.
Now, put the fresh, urine-soaked paper towel in your pet’s designated “bathroom area” and rinse the “accident zone” thoroughly with clean, cool water.
Clean Smarter- Not Harder
For stains that have already set, avoid using grocery store steam cleaners to clean urine odors from carpet or upholstery. The heat will permanently set the stain and the odor by bonding the protein into any man-made fibers.
Avoid cleaning chemicals such as ammonia or vinegar. Strong chemical odors may encourage your pet to reinforce the urine scent mark in that area.
Professional truck mounted carpet cleaning units deliver super-heated water plus special cleaners to clean and disinfect your carpets, and is then vacuumed up and returned to the trucks waste tanks. The technicians apply specific chemical neutralizers to the carpets to combat pet odors.
Prevent Future Incidents
Once the area is clean, you must make the space unattractive and/or unavailable to your pet. Then ensure that the appropriate bathroom area is more attractive. As long as your pet can smell their personal scent, they will continue to return to the “accident zone.”
Has your pet checked by a veterinarian to rule out medical causes for the accident? When you are certain your pet is healthy, use positive reinforcement to train your cat or dog to eliminate in the proper place.
Explore the reason your pet choose the wrong place to eliminate. By understanding your pet’s motivations will make it easier to them on the right track again. Work with a dog trainer to address submissive urination, excitement urination, and property marking.
Help For Your Carpets Now
Carpets are a long-term investment. While regular vacuum cleaning may remove dirt and dust from the carpet, professional deep cleaning is essential to remove allergens plus address those tough stains caused by pets. American Cleaning & Restoration utilizes the latest technology to completely protect your home from the realities of life.