Stinky House? Don’t Get Rid of Your Pet!

Pet Odor

Part of pet ownership is taking the extra responsibility to keep your home clean and smelling fresh. Your pet sheds not only fur, but dander (skin cells) and bodily fluids. These biological particles land on your floors and furniture and are tracked around your home (and ground into your carpets and floors). Consequently, the smell from your pet can be pervasive even in rooms where your pet may not be permitted. Pet odors

Restoration Carpet Cleaning can help eliminate the odors from your furniture and carpets. In many cases, our regular cleaning process is all that is needed to correct minor pet problems. The powerful cleaning and rinsing of our truck-mounted system can effectively remove pet odors, urine and other particles from carpet and upholstery fibers.



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Not all pet odors are easily removed, unfortunately. Pet urine easily soaks through the backing of the carpet into the padding underneath. The padding can act as a sponge and absorb the urine, trapping it and it’s odor -- under your carpet! In some severe cases, the urine penetrates into the sub-flooring beneath the padding and is trapped in the wood. This creates a problem that is multi-layered.

Bacteria can and does, flourish in pet urine that is not removed completely. The bacteria in urine can cause permanent color loss to your carpet if not addressed quickly.

Restoration Carpet Cleaning specializes in removing these pet related stains and odors. If the problem is still in the carpet and padding, but has not soaked into the sub-flooring, our steam extraction cleaning method removes and neutralizes the chemicals in pet urine and dander. If the odor originates from urine that has saturated the layers below the carpet, we apply a “urine neutralizer” which will rid the carpet of the urine odor and the bacteria that may be growing there.

Unfortunately, some of the most severe cases require more drastic action that goes beyond simply having the area cleaned. It is relatively rare, but replacement of the carpet padding and treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required.

For more on ways to minimize the damage done by your pet visit our "Tips" page.