How to clean up stains when they happen:
- 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.
Professional off-site rug hand-washing is recommended to really correct the problem and successfully clean the rug.
In-plant rug cleaning is recommended for area & Oriental rugs with pet problems. Rugs taken out of the home and washed in our state-of-the-art rug cleaning facility allows for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and ability to work with tools not available on location.
In order to attempt to remove urine contamination and the odor, all of the deposits must be totally neutralized and rinsed out.
To really correct the problem, procedures to do this can be extensive and time consuming. In many of the more severe situations, all of the following steps will be done and many of them will need to be repeated to achieve positive results.
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.
Methods 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.