Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! This is a common season for do-it-yourself projects—like homemade Halloween costumes, spooky decor, and pumpkin-flavored treats. While you may be tempted to take on pet urine and odor removal, too, there are a few key reasons why this isn’t a project you shouldn’t do yourself.
Why It’s “Scary” To Remove Pet Stains And Odors On Your Own
When it comes to pet stain and odor removal, the wrong methods can actually make the problem worse. Do-it-yourself methods can remove visible stains for a while, but these spots and odors can come back worse than ever unless treated properly.
When pets urinate on the carpet—often in the same place over and over—the stain seeps deep below the carpet into the backing and padding underneath. When the moisture begins to dry and the stain may no longer be visible, you may think the odor is gone, too. However, potent, odor-filled crystals are left trapped beneath. These crystals will continue releasing odor into the air unless professionally removed.
Bottom line: even the best DIY methods won’t completely eliminate odors. A professional pet urine removal treatment is needed.
Here’s another important fact to consider. If you have pets or children in the home, it’s crucial to use non-toxic cleaning solutions that won’t harm them. Because of this, a lot of pet owners make their own cleaning solutions out of vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. But the problem is, these solutions can discolor your carpet and aren’t effective at removing odor crystals.
Do-it-yourself methods also require the use of too much water—increasing the risk for mold and mildew growth.
Why Frightening Pet Stains Should Be Left To Professionals
While pet stains and odors may make you shudder, there’s good news! Chem-Dry has developed a unique pet urine removal treatment that chemically breaks down odor crystals and stains with a powerful solution that is safe for your kids, pets, and the environment.
Our specialized Pet Urine Removal Treatment includes removing and replacing damaged carpet padding, applying our solution that breaks down crystals, and an odor blocking shellac for extensive damage.
After our P.U.R.T solution sets in to your floors for about a day, we’ll finish the job with our Hot Carbonating Extraction carpet cleaning method. Here we use a green certified solution with the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to gently yet powerfully lift stains to the surface. Our method uses 80% less water than other professional carpet cleaning services.
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