Those of us with pets know that they are a blessing to us most of the time. However, they can make it quite the challenge to keep our home clean and smelling fresh. Pet dander, hair and urine can be problematic even in the most immaculate home.
When our precious pets piddle on the carpet it does not stay there. It permeates the fibers and contaminates both the backing of the carpet and the flooring below the carpet. The urine can start as a small spot on the surface and double in size as it goes into the padding.
With area rugs, it is easy to flip it over and see the backside of the carpet where the urine has spread. However, in most cases this is not possible for the carpet in your home. This is why you may not see any, or just minimal spots on the surface and still have a foul odor in the home.
Once the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. This is never more apparent as when the temperatures go up and humidity permeates our homes. When this occurs the carpet is releasing more odors from our pets’ accidents caused from high heat and high humidity combining to form significantly more water molecules in the air. This allows the bacteria in urine crystals to become moist and reactivated causing the smell to be much more noticeable than it may have been throughout the winter.
Once made aware of any urine issues, our technicians will perform a full analysis to determine the source and severity of the odor. Armed with a moisture detecting probe and a uv light our technicians can also show you, the customer, the extent of the urine in the carpet. After the analysis is complete, the technician will advise the customer on the best course of action and the cost of treating the problem.
After the cleaning is done, we do advise customers that it can take 24-48 for the treated areas to dry fully. You may also notice an odor, called off-gas, that can linger. This may last for 7-10 days after the treatment. Once our PURT treatment has worked its magic, you should be left with a cleaner, better smelling carpet!
As an added bonus, if there are any issues or you are not satisfied with the results, we here at Chem-Dry by Kevin Jones offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Just give us a call and we would be happy to come back out and help.
Call us today to set up a cleaning and a free PURT analysis! 317-273-9814.
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Also, check out our video. This is an area rug that came in for cleaning with “just a couple spots” of urine. Imagine what it looks like on the back of the carpeting that you can’t see!