Pet Stain & Odor Removal
Before we get into the choices for urine treatment and pet stains, please familiarize yourself with the information below on the tools we have available.
Black light – Urine glows in the dark under a black light often identifying areas you likely were unaware of. Rooms must be darkened to see spots effectively.
Deodorizers – We use several different deodorizers while treating urine. We will not use a deodorizer that is simply heavily perfumed to temporarily cover odor. All our professional deodorizers are quite expensive. Don’t fall for someone adding deodorizer (perfume) to their cleaning solution as a cure-all. This is not good enough for urine odors.
Good Treatment – Not recommended for pets knee high and larger. Best for small dogs and minimal urine. (Lower cost)
Urine areas are clearly visible and areas known or identified with black light. Get choice of moderate urine treatment before and/or after cleaning.
Better Treatment – Pet still lives at location. I don’t recommend best treatment if possibility of additional urine exists. (Moderate cost)
Urine areas are clearly visible and/or areas known. We may use a black light identify areas. We will spray heavy urine treatment on all urine spots, let set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and apply deodorizer to surface and let dry.
Best Treatment – Only recommended if pet no longer lives at this location and carpet is in good condition.(Higher cost)
We identify urine areas with a black light. If urine is in corners or on edges, loosen carpet, and treat the backing. We will check flooring for damage and replace pad if needed. Than pre-treat urine on surface and rinse. We will apply deodorizer on surface spot after cleaning.
While we make every effort to remove urine odors based on the level of treatment you choose, we offer no guarantee. There are carpets that are not worth treating due to the high level of urine. The best plan is prevention with quick treatment using a shop vac as described below. You can count on us to give you an honest assessment of your situation based on your input and our evaluation.
Remember, with any kind of spot, don’t rub or scrub or you will permanently rub a stain into your carpet fibers. If you have a red or pink stain, it is likely from dye in your pet food. Check your labels and always stay away from food, treats or chews with red or yellow dyes. If red stain persists, I have a couple of techniques to attempt when I come, but it could be permanent. Removing urine rapidly usually avoids this, especially if your carpet has been protected with our carpet protector.
Instructions for Removing Pet Spots with a Shop-Vac:
For fresh urine, vomit or feces get your shop-vac out as quickly as possible, before it dries. This helps clean up and hopefully prevents staining. First, vacuum up all the urine, thoroughly. Now, saturate spot with deodorizer or weak dilution of water and vinegar, and let set for 10-15 minutes. Next, apply a heavy dose of water in a 3-6 inch circle and immediately vacuum up. If it’s a large spot, move to next 3-6 inches till finished. If you vacuum heavily it may even pull the fresh urine out of the carpet backing. If you do not vacuum heavily, the spot may reoccur when it dries. For all pet spots, but especially if your pet is knee high or larger, due to the volume of urine, I’d recommend finishing by placing a damp towel folded 3-4 times, on the spot. Put a weight, like a toolbox, on it to dry overnight. This will absorb any additional urine that wicks up while drying.
For vomit or feces, you do the same procedure but it may leave a stain. If so, try spraying it with some laundry pre-spray. Let it set for 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water and shop-vac to prevent possible bleaching of carpet.
Instructions for Removing Pet Spots without a Shop-Vac:
If you have a fresh urine spot, apply a towel quickly over the spot, standing on the towel, until all urine is absorbed. Next, apply a deodorizer until damp and let set for 15 minutes. You can leave this to dry but it may re-soil a little. If you want to rinse, follow with cool water and towel dry again. For all pet spots, but especially if your pet is knee high or larger, due to the volume of urine, we’d recommend finishing by placing a damp towel folded 3-4 times on the spot. Put a weight, like a toolbox, on it to dry overnight. This will absorb any additional urine that wicks up while drying. If there is a large volume of vomit or feces, I’d suggest not attempting to clean it without a shop vac. You should scoop up waste and put a wet towel over it and get a shop-vac or call me to see if I’m available within the next 24 hours.