Professional off-site rug hand-washing is recommended to really correct the problem and successfully clean the rug. The process can be extensive and time consuming.
Step 1: Perform a urine contamination inspection to locate insidious urine spots and treat each one individually so we can eliminate the odor and its contamination.
Step 2: Professionally clean the affected areas to remove any deposits.
Step 3: Apply professional treatment products so they penetrate to all affected areas.
Step 4: Use a sub-surface moisture-extracting tools to thoroughly rinse out the urine deposits.
Step 5: Clean all of the surfaces again and apply professional enzyme deodorants and sanitizers.
- Blot liquids, don’t rub.
- Use a clean white cotton cloth or plain paper towel.
- Then rinse the spot with cold water and continue to blot until it is dry.
- Don’t scrub because it could damage the surface and set in the stain.
- For solid spills, use a spoon to remove before beginning the process above.
- For dried spills, vacuum first then begin process.
What to Avoid
You should avoid using steam cleaners to clean urine odors from rugs. The heat will set the odor and stain in by bonding the proteins into any man-made fibers.
You should also avoid using cleaning chemicals, especially those with strong odors, such as ammonia or vinegar. From your pet’s perspective, these don’t effectively eliminate or cover the urine odor and may actually encourage your pet to urinate in the area again.