Pet Odor Removal by Surface With A Smile
Pets who are prone to “accidents” can give your home an unpleasant stench. Anyone who owns a pet knows that pet odors can sometimes be a problem. Cat owners are particularly aware of this – if their scent remains, they will keep on coming to the same spot every time.
Waiting too long requires help from a professional cleaning service to eliminate these unpleasant odors. That’s why Surface With A Smile uses a variety of products that can eliminate urine and fecal odors from carpets and furniture. Some contain enzymes that will actually break down the source of the odor. Odors should be eliminated when they first happen, because the longer the source of an odor remains on a surface, the harder it will be to remove.
Contact us when you need specialized help in cleaning pet stains and removing pet odors. You can rely on us to breathe new life into your carpets and furniture and make your home once again a source of pride.
Tips for Pet Odor Removal
Sometimes you can solve problems by yourself. If you own a pet, chances are that you will need to deal with pet odor at some point in time. If you can’t solve the problem by yourself you will need the assistance of a professional.
Step 1: Find the source of the pet odor
This may seem like an easy task, right? But when you look for the pet stain, it might not be visible to the naked eye. Because pet odors don’t automatically mean that, they are accompanied by an easily visible stain.
One way we suggest in finding a spot, is to actually get down on your hands and knees and sniff your way to the horrible smell. If this isn’t your style, there is a better way to check it. Pet urine contains salts that are visible under black light. You can buy an inexpensive black like (for about 10 dollars). Turn on the black light and start searching the carpet. Pet stains will shine when the black light is pointed at them.
Step 2: Treat the odor
Now that you’ve identified the spot you can start treating it-but it might not be so easy. That’s because urine sometimes soaks not only into the carpet, but all the way through to the backing, the padding, and sometimes even the floor beneath.
In this case, you cannot wipe the spot away. You will have to take a trip to the pet store and purchase an enzyme spotter. This enzyme solution will actually eat the proteins in the urine that the bacteria are feeding on. That’s the key, because it’s the bacteria that causes the odor. This protein eating process could take several days until the offensive smell is gone.
“What if I can’t remove the foul odor?”
Have you given the enzyme sufficient time to work? Occasionally the smell gets worse before it gets better. If your efforts haven’t been successful, and the odor persists, you may have to call in a professional (contact us). Professional pet odor removal services have more powerful methods of treatment. Surface With A Smile will come to your home and give you a free inspection and estimate.
Depending on the severity of your problem, they may have to replace the affected padding, seal the sub floor, replace tack strip or even install an ozone generator to neutralize the odor. If the problem is severe, the professional service may have to replace padding , seal the sub floor, replace tack strip, or even install an ozone generator to neutralize the odor.
Pay attention to your pet after treatment. Odors that cannot be detected by humans can be picked up by pets; they often return to the ‘scene of the crime’ and be a “repeat offender”. If your pet does not usually have accidents in the house, visit your veterinarian. Your pet might have a urinary tract infection. There are other causes though; these include a change in environment (say, a recent move), a new addition to the household (a baby, another pet), or a change in diet. Animals sometimes respond to stress by making spots on your carpet.
If you cannot solve the problem yourself, feel free to contact us for a free Quote.