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Pet Stains And Odours 

Removing Pet Stains: Tips for Effective and Orderly Cleaning

Pet Stains And Odours

Accident Happen!

Pets are a lovely company to have around the home. And most pet owners derive pleasure in caring for their pets. However, it’s not always fun when you encounter a pet accident; it poses an immediate challenge that must be dealt with. So, how do you handle such incidents when they happen?

Our recommendation at Prestige Carpet Cleaning is that you clean it yourself immediately, but also bring in the professionals now and then for a thorough cleaning that will maintain the cleanliness and sparkle of your home. Let’s now look at some ways you can clean up after your pets.

How To Quickly Clean Up Pet Urine | DIY

Take the following steps as soon as notice your pet urine

  1. Use a clean, dry, preferably white rag or absorbent paper towel to mop up the urine in a blotting-style motion. The way you do this is by placing the towel on the puddle and applying pressure. The dry towel will soak up the urine without you having to rub or scrub. Scrubbing or rubbing may damage your carpet or area rug.
  2. Once the towel is soaked, repeat the first step with a fresh dry towel until it stops taking up moisture from the carpet. If you feel you aren’t applying adequate pressure, place a heavy object on the towel to help it absorb as much liquid as possible, check and replace with a dry towel frequently.
  3. The next step is to apply baking soda to the area affected by the urine. The soda will absorb any residual moisture that is left.  One or two days later, the dried soda can then be vacuumed off the carpet.
  4. You can apply the same steps as above to pet vomit or feces. But before you begin step one, you need to scoop the solids up from the outside edges inward and blot the area with a towel soaked in warm soapy water.

How To Handle Different Kinds Of Pet Stains

Cleaning Invisible Stains

You may have experienced a situation where you have your carpets professionally cleaned, but after it dries up, some urine stains reappear. And in some cases, the odor is still present. This situation is not particular to you, it is called wicking. A phenomenon that gets its name from the way a candle wick functions to give light continuously.

Most professional cleaning is focused on the surface fibers of the carpet called the ‘pile.’ But the pile usually has a thick backing that firmly binds the roots of the fibers together. The soil from your pet could sink into the backing and into the underlay and may not be touched by the cleaning. As the upper part of the carpet (the pile) dries, the urine will be drawn from the backing or underlay and up to the top of the fibres again.
The wicking effect can be dealt with by restorative cleaning which is another of the services we can provide at Prestige Carpet Cleaning.

How To Manage Tiny Spots Or Odours Caused By Your Pet

If your carpets are rarely soiled by your pet(s), then you may not need restorative carpet cleaning. You can use our standard hot water extraction carpet cleaning service to handle light stains and odors, especially if you are positive that there is no heavy urinating going on somewhere that has eluded you.

Dealing With Heavy Pet Stains And Odours

As we’ve seen from earlier sections, standard routine cleaning by our professionals can take care of usual day-to-day pet accidents. However, heavy soiling or urine that penetrates the underlay of your carpet will require advanced cleaning – a cleaning that involves treatment and deodorization. And possibly replacement of the underlay.

We will apply a bacteria-based treatment to your carpet to remove any form of organic deposit left in the backing. The enzyme-based reagent we favor is BioTreatTM.

When Biotreat is applied to residual stains in your carpet, the active bacteria gradually digest any organic matter left in the backing of the carpet or the underlay until they are gone. When the carpet is dry, the leftover reagent will be vacuumed off the carpet leaving it spotless.

Some Additional Stain Agents We Recommend

The following agents will successfully treat any stains or odors that may arise from pet accidents:

Benefect Disinfectant will eliminate odors from your carpet without consideration of the source. Benefect can eliminate any offensive smell arising from smoke, cooking, liquids, etc.

Biotreat Pet Odor Treatment has been discussed earlier but we’d like to emphasize its effectiveness in dealing with wicking.

FourGuard Protector has the ability to restore the stain-resistant coating applied to your carpet from the factory. This coating helps protect the carpet from stains, wear and tear, and any damage that may occur as a result of moderate pet accidents.

FAQ's For Carpet Cleaning

Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming their carpet and furniture are clean just because they look clean. What they may not realize is that, over time, even the most spotless looking carpets and upholstery soil quite evenly and lose their original luster and also collect dust and soil below the surface where regular vacuum cleaning may not reach. To increase the useful life of your carpets, most carpet manufacturers recommend you have carpets cleaned every 12-18 months before you may recognize they are dirty.

There can be a large difference between one carpet cleaning method and another. Many carpet cleaning systems are designed to be fast and inexpensive and to give a carpet cleaning company more profit while leaving carpets that just look good on the surface and re-soil rapidly. That’s why some people say “As soon as I cleaned my carpets they got dirty faster than ever before”. The multi-step Thermo-Rinse deep cleaning hot water extraction carpet cleaning method that we use at Prestige Carpet Cleaning is designed to provide the deepest cleaning and leave your freshly cleaned carpets residue free and looking great until the next cleaning, not next month!

Just like every other industry, the carpet cleaning business has many competitors all claiming to offer the best service at a variety of different prices. Prestige Carpet Cleaning has been serving our clients for over 30 years and we’ve developed internal controls and training systems that are time tested and can be trusted. Our staff are long term people that are paid the highest wages in the industry. Our constant training, proven systems and the deep cleaning Thermo-Rinse hot water exctraction carpet cleaning system allow us to operate efficiently enough to pay our technicians the highest wages in the industry while still offering the best carpet cleaning prices to our customers.

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