Our pets are like members of our family. Typically, we treat them like our kids making sure their needs are met and they are well cared for. The love and affection they show us become part of our lives just like our family members. We wouldn’t want to live without them. There are positives and negatives with having pets which means we have to deal with the messes they make, chewing up our belongings, loud noises and even having accidents on our nice carpets. Since getting rid of our pet is usually not an option because they are dear to us, the alternative is to find an alternative way to make living with them hygienic and bearable.
When not treated correctly, animal urine can inflict permanent damage to our floors and carpets. The most preferred way is to remove the stain or mess immediately when it’s fresh before it becomes alkaline. Turning to alkaline is when it advances too on a pH scale to remove also making it an ideal environment to begin multiplying. Failing to remove pet urine can also alter the color of your carpet and create a permanent stain.
Cleaning Pet Stains From Carpets Yourself
Investing in a small spot removal machine or single gallon wet vac is the most ideal. These units are small and mostly inexpensive. For best results, clean the stain when it is fresh. Simply place the machine or vac over the affected area and suck it up. Pour a cup of warm water on the stain if it is dry and then use the machine to suck it out.
It’s important that you do not rub or scrub the carpet. Scrubbing allows for easy staining as it breaks down the fiber protection. You will want to avoid products that have a high pH. This includes oxygen bleaches and ammonia. Using high pH products will cause your carpets to have a residue that will draw more dirt and soil to the high pH balance.
How Professionals Remove Pet Stains From Carpets
The most affected way to remove pet stains and urine damage are to hire a trusted professional carpet cleaner, like Anchor Carpet Cleaners. We are experienced in the best methods for removing animal stains and damage. We have an in-depth process, depending on the level of damage that includes:
- Pulling up the carpet
- Removing the affected area
- Cleaning the back of the carpet
- Treating the floor
- Sealing the floor using an odor barrier
- Installing a new tack strip
- Installing new carpet pad
- Re-installing the carpet
- Cleaning the carpet
After this very thorough process, your carpets will feel, smell and look brand new!
Call Anchor Carpet Cleaners today at 801.269.0343. We serve residents and businesses all over the Wasatch front including Bountiful, Holladay, Salt Lake Valley, Park City, Heber, Sandy, Herriman, South Jordan, Alpine, Lehi, Utah Valley and more.