Accidents can happen whether you have a trained or untrained dog or cat. Pet odors and stains can make your floor and carpet look ugly and smell weird, affecting the mood of your rooms. Exposure to pet urine can cause acute health issues. Urine contains ammonia. When not cleaned immediately, water in urine evaporates over time, leaving behind ammonia.
Ammonia does not just smell bad, but it can trigger or exacerbate asthma and pneumonia symptoms. Ammonia fumes irritate the air pathways and may even cause suffocation. In addition, exposure to ammonia fumes can cause eye and skin irritation. Prolonged exposure can even cause permanent vision damage.
Children are at a higher risk of these problems than adults. Pet urine contains microorganisms that can cause different health problems such as sinusitis and allergies. If pet urine is not cleaned up immediately, it could soak into carpeting or mattresses. The lingering smell could cause your pet to urinate again in the same spot. Some chemicals in pet urine can attract moisture and cause different varieties of molds (including some types of penicillium that can cause mild respiratory issues) to grow.
If your fur baby has urinated in an inappropriate place, clean up straight away to avoid potential health issues. To get rid of pet stains and odors, use an enzymatic cleaner that dissolves urine crystals in minutes, leaving behind a pleasant smell. Removing stubborn pet stains from carpets takes some doing. If you do not have the time or inclination to take the DIY route, hiring a professional pet dog and cat odor and stain removal service is a good idea.
Professionals specialize in pet-safe carpet cleaning. They have the tools required to get stains and odors out of carpets. Carpet cleaning professionals use tried and tested methods and take various precautionary measures to prevent damage.
There are different types of pet urine removers. However, they usually fall into these four categories.
- Odor eliminators: Odor eliminators are usually oil-based and meant to be diluted. They usually have intense citrus or orange fragrance. They get rid of lingering odors but cannot break down odor-causing compounds.
- Urine and stain remover powders: Many carpet cleaning experts recommend against the use of a liquid or powder to remove urine stains and odors as it is a time-consuming and messy process. The method may also involve extraction work.
- Enzymatic cleaners: Enzymatic cleaners use enzymes in their formula. Enzymatic action breaks down the stain and odor-causing compounds on contact. As a result, some products have a very potent fragrance.
- Detergent-based products: A detergent-based cleaner breaks down organic stains and makes them more soluble in water. After applying a detergent-based product to your carpet, extract stains or rinse them away with water.