We love our pets and want to keep them a part of our family. Pet ownership adds to the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy home. At On The Spot Cleaning we can help you meet those challenges.
PET ODOR, A VERY COMMON PROBLEM
From minor problems to major headaches, we can help find the solution that works best for you. In many cases our normal cleaning process is all that is needed to correct minor pet problems.
The problem with pet odor is that it can be much deeper than it first appears. Pet urine can easily soak through the backing of the carpet into the padding underneath. In more severe cases the urine can penetrate into the sub-floor beneath the padding. This creates a problem that is multi-layered. The urine also provides for the growth of bacteria. This in turn contributes to a worsening of the odor problem and can contribute to permanent coloUr loss of the carpet fiber.
To eliminate this problem the urine must be removed or neutralized from each of the layers affected. If the contamination is limited to only the face yarn of the carpet then the cleaning itself may effectively remove the odor. In the most severe cases, replacement of the carpet padding, treatment of the underside of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required.
In order to better understand why you cannot just cover up pet odor, you must first understand the molecular structure of what exactly is causing the foul odor.
PET URINE DECAY
Fresh urine usually has little odor. The offensive urine odor doesn’t actually begin until it starts to decay and release ammonia gas. A second level of decay will follow, which releases mercaptam (a foul-smelling organic compound) which comes from the same family of odor as skunk spray.
Natural bacteria attack the urine as it breaks down and digests the urea, sodium chloride, lipids and phosphorus and potassium-containing urine. The bacteria leaves behind phosphate salts, which will stick to the carpet, making it extremely difficult to clean up. These salts are what release the odor, they need heat and humidity to do this. Some animals tend to urinate in the same area, as a result, the animal is applying heat and humidity to the area in question. The odor will become increasingly more pungent each time this occurs.
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On the Spot Cleaning Services mission is to provide professional cleaning services with integrity and a personal approach at a reasonable price. We treat your home as your castle. So put us on the spot.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. When you select a carpet cleaner, you’ll choose from a wide variety of cleaning methods and prices. Shaw Industries, one of the world’s largest carpet manufacturers, recommends hot water extraction by certified technicians.
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