Few smells are more pungent and more difficult to remove from your area rug than the smell of pet urine. Not only will there be a lingering odor because of the presence of uric acid, but a pet accident can leave a permanent stain on your rug. Fortunately, the rug cleaning experts from Heirloom Rug Cleaning offer superior pet urine odor removal services for customers in Lethbridge and surrounding cities including Calgary, Edmonton, Lake Louise, and other cities we serve throughout Southern Central Alberta.
Why is a pet urine stain so problematic? In addition to the smelly uric acid, it also contains urochrome -- yellow pigment. It will discolor your rug and the warm acid is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Once the uric acid breaks down into ammonia and carbon dioxide, the ammonia is highly alkaline and will damage wool and many other rug-making materials quickly.
With a high ph level of 11, the ammonia also damages the dyes and can permanently impact the color of your rug. This cannot be corrected by cleaning. As the acidic urine reacts with ammonia, it will form alkaline salt crystals that absorb moisture from the air and keep your rug damp. As long as the salts are active, they will produce ammonia gas that becomes noticeable when wet. To have our certified technicians put a stop to this, give us a call at 587-857-5553 or you can simply ;click here to make an appointment today!
To remedy the odor of dog urine we have tried several things over the years. Finally, we came across a chemist who understood what was necessary to treat fine rugs and how to get rid of the odor. With some fine-tuning, we came up with a winner. We now label it under the name Breakdown. It de-natures the urine and all of the bacteria. In combination with our Heirloom Rug Cleaning rug washing process, we can remove the odor in almost every rug. It even works on a skunk!
Cat urine is a completely different make-up and many times will require applications of more than one product to eliminate that odor.
The best thing that you can do for a pet stain on your carpet is to contact Heirloom Rug Cleaning ASAP for cleaning and restoration. We can offer advice and, in most cases, we can fix the problem of pet odors. We also provide services for Area Rug Cleaning, Rug Repair, Rug Padding, Upholstery Cleaning, Deodorizing Sanitizing, Stain Removal, Fringe Repair, Moth Insect Control, Fringe Cleaning Restoration and so on!
This rug was in an entryway and had ground in grass stains. We did spot treatments on the heavily soiled areas, then did a deep clean on the rest of the rug. The soiled and stained areas came out looking great and they were thrilled to be able to save their rug.
August 17, 2021