old stain removal

Let’s face it. Even the most well trained pet is going to have an accident. That’s why we call them accidents. Have you ever walked into your home and noticed that slight aroma of a zoo? Have you ever noticed how it’s more noticeable when the humidity levels go up?

We can make sure that odor goes away, and stays away – at least until the next accident. We will treat your carpet with a product that will neutralize the odor, not mask it. That means it goes away, and stays away.

There are a number of urine odor products available today at your local pet store. Unfortunately most are composed of surfactants (detergents) and a masking agent. A few also employ enzymes and some use alcohol as a solvent. Still others are chemicals, whose molecules encapsulate, or coat, the urine molecules to “seal in” the odor. The shortcomings of these approaches are that the odor is usually addressed only temporarily, and the stain most times not at all. None will have success with old, dried urine deposits.

In the case of pets, the problem is compounded because of their territory-marking behavior and their very acute sense of smell. Even when the urine odor has been rendered imperceptible to humans, animals detect it and are compelled to re-apply their own scent! So once an animal has "gone" in one spot, they frequently return to it again and again, no matter what we do.

Urine usually enters the carpet or upholstery from the topside. As the urine is emitted, it tends to spread downward and outward to a larger size in the padding and subsurface. Many times a small urine spot that is detected from the topside is double or triple in size by the time it reaches the padding and subsurface. If total decontamination is expected each layer of contamination needs to be treated, a area larger than the visible spot on the surface will usually have to be decontaminated or replaced.