Pet Urine Odor and Stain Remediation
Pets can be a carpet’s worst enemy. Pet urine contamination can be as simple as a one-time accident or a reoccurring problem. In either case, contamination can often breach the carpet backing and penetrate into the underlying padding creating a multilevel problem. Simply cleaning the face of the carpet will do nothing to correct this situation..
Urine-contaminated carpet without UV black light.
Same urine-contaminated carpet with the use of a high-powered UV black light.
Watch a video of a black light in use on a urine stained carpet.
Our professional technicians are armed with special lighting and moisture detection equipment to properly locate the odor source. This is the most crucial component of successful pet odor control. We can eliminate the need to remove the carpet and successfully treat pet odor concerns with the latest technology available.
Step 1. Locate the Stain
Use high powered U.V. black light to determine location of deposit.
Step 2. Determine size of Stain
Use moisture meter to detect residual moisture trapped in urine salts of stains, gives a true idea of the size of the deposit. Example: on the surface the deposit may appear as only 3 inches in diameter but in reality the total deposit under the carpet is 12 inches.
Step 3. Mark All Areas
Step 4. Mix and Apply Solution
Step. 5 Allow Solution dwell time
Step 6. Extract the solution and urine
Step 7. Rinse area with a low PH solution
Step 8. Enjoy Clean Carpeting
What Causes Urine Odor?
Chemicals and gases (principally ammonia and mercaptans) emitted by urine (and feces) are what cause the awful smell. Soon after a pet urinates (or eliminates), the urine begins a process of decomposition. During the first part of the process the urea turns into ammonia and then produces mercaptans and other gases. These mercaptans are what give skunk spray and rotting cabbage their foul smelling odors.
Even if you thoroughly clean surfaces that have been contaminated by urine, if you don’t deal with the smell and get rid of it completely it will only become more pungent over time. The urine odor also acts as a trigger or homing beacon to your pet calling them back to urinate (or defecate) in the same spot again and again, only further worsening the problem. Bacteria and molds (which further add to the presence of allergens) can also thrive in the moist areas left by the urine.