Urine Damage Treatment
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment.
Products to Avoid
Try to stay away from products with high pH such as ammonia, Resolve and oxygen bleaches. These products will leave the carpet with a residue and in a high pH state, which will enable the carpet to attract dirt like a magnet. In some instances the use of the wrong product can cause the urine stain to be permanent.
How Professionals Remove Odor
In order to remove the odor, all of the alkaline salt deposits the urine leaves behind must be completely removed. This can be quite extensive and time consuming. In worse cases, all of the following steps will be done. When damage is not so bad a few steps are left out.
Step 1: Pull up carpet.
Step 2: Remove affected pad.
Step 3: Clean back of carpet.
Step 4: Treat floor with an enzyme treatment.
Step 5: Seal floor if needed with an odor barrier.
Step 6: Treat back of carpet with enzyme treatment.
Step 7: Install new tack strip.
Step 8: Install new pad.
Step 9: Re-install carpet.
Step 10: Clean carpet.
Step 11: Topically apply enzyme.