The End of Pet Odors
For pet odor on wall to wall carpet, we have three ways of treating odor:
1. Minor Odor Treatment- We use the best deodorizers, which are designed to be safe for people and safe your family. The enzyme is sprayed on each urine spot before cleaning to eat up the urine bacteria. This procedure will help reduce odor but is not intended on removing severe odor as this is merely treating the surface of the carpet. If you can smell the odor when you walk in the room, this is not minor odor. This will help reduce or control the problem, not eliminate it. Minor odor can only be smelled if you are on your hands and knees or on a humid day. The amount of enzymes needed depends on the severity of the problem.
2. Moderate Odor Treatment- Water claw sub surface extraction. With this process, we saturate the spot with a special oxidizing deodorizer so the cleaning agent reaches into the padding. We then use the “water claw” sub surface extractor to pull the urine out. This process will reduce the odor significantly, but may or may not completely cure severe problems. Moderate odor treatment is not guaranteed. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IF THERE IS WOOD BENEATH THE CARPET.
3. Major Odor Treatment- This is a full-blown odor treatment designed to completely eliminate the odor if the pet is no longer living in the home. The carpet is pulled up and padding discarded. The carpet is thoroughly cleaned on both sides with enzymes and oxidizing agents that neutralize the urine. The sub-floor, baseboards and backing of the carpet are treated with a special, clear, “odor barrier”. This procedure will undoubtedly correct any pet urine problem. The cost can range from $200 and up depending on the situation.
Note: In most cases, we use the minor and moderate odor treatment procedures. We normally treat the more severe areas with the moderate treatment.
FAQ on Pet Odor
Can you remove pet urine stains on carpet and upholstery?
We have a success rate of about 80-90%. However, the success depends largely on how long the stain has been in the fiber. Pet urine can cause permanent damage to textiles as well as create an unhealthy indoor living environment if not removed promptly. When urine is first deposited onto a carpet or fabric, it is in a neutral state. This means it is easier to remove when it is fresh. Once the urine is allowed to dry it turns to alkaline (thus the ammonia odor) and becomes more difficult to remove. If left for months, depending on the fiber type, it could permanently change the dye structure of the fabric and cause the fiber to deteriorate. To prevent permanent staining, clean urine deposits immediately. If permanent staining occurs, we may be able to dye the spot at an additional cost.
2525 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite E4-257
Boulder, CO 80302