Sometimes it may be the yellow stain or the spots on carpet that identify urine. Other times, its the smell. Of course, knowing a pile of urine sits there on your carpet is enough to warrant removal.
Why Urine Treatment?
I’m sure your wondering why regular cleaning can not remove urine and why you may be charged extra to have it removed. Here is your explanation… When a pet takes a leak on the floor the urine sits their soaking in. If your paying attention enough, you can catch them and throw a towel over it to absorb the urine. Even so, you are not going to be able to absorb 100% of the urine.
After all the moisture evaporates urine leaves a salty, sticky, residue. This is not like oils on your hands that can be washed off with a little soap and water. These are heavy resin type of oils that call for a powerful and particular cleaning product to remove them. Unfortunately urine removal products don’t make the best carpet cleaning treatment in most cases. Otherwise, any kind of urine treatment would not be necessary, just regular cleanings.
After regular cleanings, urine areas may disappear but its only a temporary image. Without the proper urine treatment and removal, all those sticky oils remain and after a few short months dirt and debris will stick to it and quickly create a dirty spot. You may even notice how this happens on urine areas prior to having any cleaning done.
Urine left alone may be absorbed by the carpet, padding, baseboards, sub-floors, tack strips, and local wood furniture legs. Once these things happen, getting rid of urine smells can be very difficult and sometimes require extensive renovations to completely rid your home of the smell. BUT in most cases, a professional carpet cleaner can help get it out of the carpet.
With a Ultra Violet light urine can be detected when it may not be visible with the naked eye. That’s why its very important to inspect for urine with a UV light source. Not all, but most times, the fluorescent in urine illuminate and reveal dirty little secrets.
For removal I offer two different types of cleaning.
The first being a mass topical treatment. The second is a spot-by-spot, in depth removal of the urine.
Topical urine removal consists of using a urine removal cleaner and spraying the entire area. Then after dwell time and a little agitation, hot water extraction is used to remove the topical urine. – This is suggested for those on a budget because its saves a lot of time and work but is not nearly as effective as the spot-by-spot procedure.
Spot-by-spot removal consists of concentrating a high level of urine treatment cleaner onto the affected spot and letting it dwell. Then we use a tool that concentrates vacuum power to pull the urine from the carpet and sometimes even the padding beneath. The spot is flushed several times to remove the cleaner and urine.