Pet Stain and Odor Removal - Floor and Carpet Cleaning

Our pets are special members of the family, but the odors they bring can mean they need specialized care to remove. That is why most pet owners accept that pet smells are part of the relationship. However, learning to manage pet odors makes for a cleaner home. Pet odor removal can be a particularly cumbersome task, because once set, the smell can permanently damage the floor, carpet and furniture.

Why Can Pet Odor Be So Difficult to Remove?

Why is pet odor removal so difficult? Primarily, it is the chemical makeup that causes the odor. Urine, for example, is rich in nitrogen and can have a strong ammonia smell. Other waste products contain foul smelling bacteria. When you combine these strong odors with improper clean up, you are stuck with a smell that won’t go away.

When accidents happen, the liquid doesn’t just sit on the surface. It seeps down into the fibrous material. That is where odor lives, and can be the most difficult place to reach. Homeowners get used to the smell and fail to realize it remains after they clean up. However, your guests will notice.

Pet Accidents Can Cause Lasting Damage

Some pet problems will actually ruin the carpet unless treated properly.

  • Urine – Urine is the worst offender because it not only produces a lingering smell but can also actually damage the dyes and fibers in the rug.
  • Vomit – Stomach acid has the potential to harm any type of surface, including carpets.
  • Fecal matter – Most damage from fecal matter comes due to improper cleanup. Rubbing the area embeds the waste into the carpet fibers and backing where is can cause permanent problems.

Why Use a Professional Service

Pet odors are very difficult to remove. You may think you are removing the odor with a DIY method, but most often you are just covering up the odor temporarily and it will return. The majority of pet odor removal requires a professional odor removal service. Over the counter products are temporary  measures at best. They claim to make the odor go away, however, what they actually do is cover it up. The combination of the fragrance and the family’s desensitization to the smell only works temporarily.

A professional service takes a more scientific approach to the problem. The goal is neutralization, not masking. Commercial removal products will counteract the smell instead of covering it up. They also provide a more thorough cleaning that includes carpet backing and the subfloor when necessary.

What is the Answer to Pet Odor Problems?

The first step is to determine why pet accidents happen. Every household has the occasional pet accident problem, but chronic accidents may be a symptom of a pet medical condition. Take your pet to the veterinarian for a full exam to rule out any health issues. In most cases, retraining will help reduce recurrences. Once you have the situation under control, it is time to call in a professional to clean up.

Professional Pet Odor Removal Service

When you have extensive pet odor problems, you need a carpet cleaning service like Rainbow International® Treasure Coast South. We offer the expertise and odor neutralizing products for proper odor removal. The cost of a professional carpet and floor cleaning is far less than full carpet replacement. Our professional carpet cleaning service will also offer advice on ways to avoid future damage.

Contact Rainbow International® Treasure Coast South 772-232-7422 for the removal of pet odors and other types of smells. Our experts can manage almost any odor problem efficiently and thoroughly. We look forward to hearing from you!