How to Remove Pet Stains & Odor

carpet cleaning st louisYou may be surprised to know that over 80 million US homes have cats and/or dogs; what this means it there are potentially 80 million carpets that can have urine related issues. Follow these tips from Fresh & Green and you may be able to buy a little time before your next professional cleaning.

Why are pet stains so difficult to remove?

Pet urine is basically uric acid crystals. The products that contain soaps and detergents simply will not work to break these urine crystals down. Professional carpet cleaning methods that are offered by Fresh & Green are the only sure way of getting rid of urine crystals permanently.

Why are small urine spots hard to find?

A recent article by the Humane Society mentioned that you may be able to use a backlight to find out where the urine spots are. However, backlights also bring other things to light and can sometimes be misleading.

If you see a stain, chances are it’s a lot deeper than what you can see.

When a pet pees on the carpet, it’s not just on the surface, it’s in the padding as well. This is why it is recommended that the carpet pad is replaced in order to achieve 100% odor removal.  Otherwise, you can only treat so much from the surface of the carpet.

Here are a few tips if you’d like to do it yourself:

First remove as much of the waste as possible without rubbing the fibers, which can cause distortion.

Next you will want to use an absorbent towel and place a weight on it to absorb as much of the stain as possible, again do not rub.

You may be able to find urine/odor removal products at stores such as Petsmart that you can use that should help with the stain/odor.

Saturate the area with the urine/odor removal product that you’ve bought from the store; be sure you use enough to cover the entire surface of the stain.

Do not rinse the product out immediately, this is a big mistake! You will want the cleaner to have some time to do the job of breaking down the urine in order to remove the odor.

After dwell time, use a shop vac to recover what you put down as well as any of the stain/odor that has broken down from the carpet and padding. Keep extracting until you’ve gotten it all out.

Use whatever deodorizer products you have on hand such as febreeze or some other brand. This will help also to freshen up the area you have just extracted.

There will still be some residue that will be left behind. For any old stains, you may just want to call a  professional carpet cleaning company that specializes in odor removal like Fresh & Green Carpet Cleaning. We have the equipment and the knowledge to tackle any task.

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Carpet Cleaning St. Louis, Mo.Proper carpet maintenance is important for any business or homeowner. When guests or potential customers stop by, first impressions are important. You shouldn’t have to worry about being embarrassed about your dirty carpets. With the proper maintenance program your business or home can always be in tip top shape. Consider hiring a professional instead of a rug doctor; reason being is the certified professional can make your carpets in your home or business look brand new. DIY methods can only add to the problem, not to mention void your carpet warrant and cause irreversible damage to your carpets.  It’s not worth the risk, some things are better left to professionals and carpet cleaning is certainly at the top of the list.

Consider how many customers walk through your doors each day at your business? Consider how much dirt and soil is tracked into your home from pets and children? Think about how greatly your indoor air quality will be improved with a thorough professional deep extraction. You can do nothing for your indoor air quality without the help of professionals.

Fresh & Green Carpet Cleaning has the equipment to get the job done right the first time. Don’t waste your money hiring cheap carpet cleaners advertising low priced specials. Make sure to check reviews, certifications, insurance, bonds, these things are very important when choosing who to hire. Do you need flexible scheduling for your business? What about non-toxic chemicals for your little ones? These are questions to consider. Fresh & Green Carpet Cleaning utilizes the best cleaning technology and uses only green seal certified cleaning agents to get the job done.  Furthermore, we offer flexible scheduling for businesses that need after hours cleaning.

With so many different carpet cleaners to choose from, it can be difficult to decide who’s best for the job; but it doesn’t have to be. Fresh & Green Carpet Cleaning has hundreds of 5-star reviews, references from commercial clients, we are certified in all cleaning methods and for all textiles, we are licensed, bonded and insured, we have invested thousands of dollars in the latest equipment, we are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction is our top priority. So give this small family owned and operated business a chance to show you what we can do for you today; you won’t regret it, I guarantee it!

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