Pet urine deposited on any carpet does not stay there. It penetrates the fibres and contaminates both the flooring material below the carpet and the backing. Mostly, pets urinate continually on carpets at the same location. Urine odour can also permeate from the floor, be it wood or cement, even from the framework of the house, or from the track strip. When urine dries, the liquid may evaporate but the tiny urine crystals may become even more pungent and concentrated. Simple cleaning is not an answer to this problem and won’t be able to remove the odour.
You’ll need to address two main components to remove urine odours:
One of the main urine ingredients is uric acid. Mostly, it leaves the body as an acid with a pH of about 5-6. When it begins to dry, there is a change in its hydrogen content resulting in the formation of crystalline salts that takes on an alkaline pH.
The colour change you commonly see on a carpet occurs mainly because the pet urine oxidises and reacts with the carpet fibres. A strong ammonia smell emanates from the carpet as dog or cat urine goes through bacterial and chemical changes.
Usually bacteria grows abundantly in both warm and dark places. The bacterial growth and breakdown of urine results in the creation of various amino acids. These are organic compounds that often work deep within the carpet fibre and in most of the cases become the part of fibre itself. This can be a challenging situation.
The dog or cat urine can become a big problem when some moisture is added (during the cleaning of the carpet), or in areas with high humidity. The crystalline salts in pet urine present in the carpet fibres also absorbs moisture and water and puts out lots of ammonia gas when this occurs. Bacteria also releases large amounts of ammonia gas. That’s why it is so common for urine odours to “pop up” during or after you’ve cleaned your carpet with urine spots. We can improve or remove the pet urine odour depending on your level of tolerance.
At All Aces Cleaning & Restoration we offer restoration services that include treatments consisting of:
We can also do a urine neutralising treatment on the carpet surface. Bacterial treatment of your carpets will also improve their odour.
We will send a fully qualified odour control technician (qualified through IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration aka The Clean Trust) to your house to carry out a full inspection. This would include moisture detection, pulling up carpet sections for visual inspection, relaying the carpet and a full written report.
You can email us through our contact section or alternatively, you can call us on 1800 00 10 10.