Protect Your Carpet from Pet Stains and Odor - Escarosa
Fighting to eliminate stains and odors from pet urine is one of the toughest battles your carpet can face. Your best bet to limit long-term damage is to act quickly. For stains that have already worked their way through the layers of your carpet, call a professional with proven experience in treating tough pet stains and odors.
The unconditional love we get from our pets is one of the perks of being a pet parent. However, like every relationship, there are highs and lows when you live with a furry family friend. To alleviate some of the stress on you and your carpet, read more about pet stains and how to treat them.
Negative Health Effects of Pet Urine
Pet urine contains urea which, when left untreated, breaks down into ammonia. When this process occurs outdoors, there is not usually a large impact on our health. However, when accidents happen indoors the impact can be significant.
Ammonia fumes can cause irritation to the mucous membranes of the nose, throat and lungs. This may lead to respiratory distress in sensitive individuals, and is especially dangerous for those who have asthma or severe allergies. While animal hair and dander are the usual cause of pet-related allergies, urine-associated proteins may trigger these reactions as well.
Act Fast to Remove Pet Stains
Avoid the negative health effects of ammonia by acting fast! New stains are easier to find and treat before they seep into the deeper layers of your carpet. The first thing to remember is to always press down on the pet stain. This allows you to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Avoid wiping the stain, as this will work to spread the urine to adjoining areas.
To help neutralize the stain, rinse thoroughly with clean, cold water and blot dry with an absorbent cloth. If you act quickly, using this technique should prevent lingering odors and discourage your pet from urinating in the same spot in the future.
Regular Professional Carpet Cleanings
While using the above technique helps to neutralize new stains, scheduling professional carpet cleanings on a regular basis is a must for pet owners! Professional cleanings are much more effective at extracting any remaining pet stains hiding in your carpet. Heavy-duty and efficient professional equipment is the only way to treat stains that have made their way underneath the fibers into the carpet backing and padding.
For the best results, we recommend households with pet stains have their carpet professionally cleaned every three to six months. This will help to avoid permanent stains and odors and extend the life of your carpeting.
Schedule Your Carpet Cleaning Today!
The highly trained and certified carpet cleaning technicians at Escarosa Cleaning and Restoration will help you keep your carpets looking brand new. Call us today and make Escarosa a part of your routine cleanings!