Rules for removing pet stains and odors from your carpet

Perfect One Clean has been in the carpet cleaning business now for over 10 years serving Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Spring Hill, Shawnee and other surrounding cities in the Kansas City metro area. The majority of the calls we receive are due to pet urine stains and odor. The process of removing pet stains and odors can be very tricky due to all the products that our available to home owners. The majority of these products for removing pet odors simply makes the urine odor worse. In other words these store bought carpet cleaning products are a carpet cleaners nightmare. Most pet owners, when they see their pet has had an accident on the carpet, will run to the cabinet and grab a bottle of carpet stain remover and blast away on the pet stain. If this process continues over and over in one room, the urine odor can become very
strong.

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At this point it no longer is a carpet cleaning job, but a restoration job. Steam cleaning carpets that have severe pet damage can make the odor worse if you do not address the urine issue first. We recently had a pet urine call from Overland Park, Kansas where the homeowner had been putting an enzyme on the pet stains every time his pet had an accident. The smell was so bad that he went and rented a Rug Doctor thinking that would help, but all it did was make it worse. Finally, he called us and we were able to salvage the carpet which was only a year old.
When a pet stain is fresh, its ph level is about a 5 or a 6 this is the time to address the issue. If the pet stain sits for to long its ph level can go from a 5 or 6 to “alkaline”  10 to 12 on the ph scale. Once it reaches this level it becomes more difficult to remove. If left for days or longer pet urine begins to change the dye structure of the carpet making the stain permanent.
The salts and crystals left behind as the urine dries draw moisture to them. So in the summer months when the humidity is high the salts attract the moisture in the air. This can cause the odor to become worse as the ammonia gas is released as the moisture evaporates.
Here are some Do-it-yourself tips from Jordan Owens, Perfect One Cleans Operations Manager and IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified technician.
WET PET URINE
1. Use a Shop Vac or any home spotting tool and extract as much of the wet urine out of the carpet as you can.
2. Blot up any excess urine with a towel
3. Use a bottle of Perfect One Clean Home Pro Spotter, apply enough to cover the urine spot. Let this sit for 10 minutes.
4. Pour one cup of warm water on the spot.
5. Extract with your shop vac or wet vac. Try to get the carpet as dry as possible.
DRY PET URINE
1.Use a bottle of Perfect One Clean Home Pro Spotter. Apply enough to cover the urine spot. Let this sit for 10 minutes.
2. Pour one cup of warm water on the spot.
3. Extract with your shop vac or wet vac.
4.Apply white vinegar solution(1 part vinegar with 2 parts water).
5.Rinse with 1 cup of warm water and extract.

Our staff is highly trained in stain and spot removal techniques.We are IICRC certified in all cleaning methods to make sure our clients receive the best carpet cleaning service available. For any questions or to schedule an appointment go to www.perfectoneclean.com or call 913.709.5398.