How Do You Remove Pet Odors From the Carpet?

October 7th, 2019

As much as we love our pets, sometimes their urine, feces, and bodily fluids can leave lingering odors in our carpets. Whereas some of these smells can be easily removed, others can stick around for weeks, often seeming impossible to eradicate. As the top-rated carpet and floor tile cleaning companies serving Maricopa County, AZ, we’ve listed some of the best ways to remove urine smells and stains from carpets below. Let’s take a look.

Getting Rid of “Fresh” Stains

First, soak up as much of the urine as possible. Stack a thick layer of paper towels on the wet spot and cover the towels with a thick layer of newspaper. Stand on this padding or use a heavy object to weigh it down for about a minute, repeating this process until the area has dried out. Next, rinse the stained area thoroughly using clean, cool water. Finally, blot the area dry using more paper towels.

Getting Rid of Older Stains

For older stains, we recommend calling in our team of professionals. Once the area is clean, spray it over with a high-quality pet odor neutralizer. Avoid using steam cleaners to remove urine stains and odors from carpets. The heat can permanently set the stain and smell as the proteins present bond with any man-made fibers. 

Removing Other Pet Odors

Pet urine is the worst offender when it comes to pungent pet odors, but it isn’t the only smell that pets can bring to your home. There are myriad other pet scents that can affect your ability to relax and enjoy a living space. A good tip is to sprinkle some baking soda across high-use pet areas. Let the powder settle before using a vacuum to remove what’s left. This can be very efficient for freshening up a room. However, for a genuinely effective clean, hire a carpet cleaning professional, like the team at Sir Carpet.

Make sure you inform the company that pet odors are your primary concern, as we have unique processes that help to eliminate pet-related smells. Alternative carpet cleaning processes can make odors worse, so be sure to work with a trusted and experienced company like Sir Carpet. As professionals, we know how to neutralize and remove all pet odors from your carpets and upholstery.

Remember that professional carpet cleaning companies have the appropriate chemicals and technology to eradicate all pet odors. For more information on our tile and grout cleaning business serving Phoenix, AZ and beyond, contact us today.


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