Removing the Stain and Smell of Cat Pee out of Carpet
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Whether you have a brand new energised kitten or a dear old cat that you love to bits, the chances are you will have to deal with a few urine accidents on your much-loved carpet.
As you are reading this blog, I am guessing that your pet has already had an oopsy daisy moment and by now you have probably googled a hundred DIY methods to get the pet stain and smell out of the carpet. If the accident has just happened and the carpet is still wet, the chances of a lasting stain are less than if you allow the stain to dry. See below where, I will outline why animal accidents can be so hard to remove when it comes to DIY.
Why Pet Urine Can Be So Hard to Remove
When your dog or cat leaves that unwanted calling card on your carpet, the urine will not of only soaked into the carpet, but it will have also soaked down and spread into the backing and underlay of the carpet. The size of the stain you can see is usually a lot smaller than the size of the affected area in the backing and underlay of the carpet. The warm acid state of the urine offers a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which begins to flourish almost immediately, causing that all too familiar pungent smell. As the urine dries, it begins to oxidise and reacts with the carpet to create a colour change, which will become permanent if the urine is not removed immediately.
The Pungent Smell of Pet Urine
No one enjoys the aroma of urine-soaked carpets wafting through the house, so it's essential to not only remove the stain but kill the odour causing bacteria that is deep in the carpet fibres. Many carpet cleaning products mask the urine smell for a short time due to the non-soluble urine acid crystal that is left behind. As the urine breaks down, the ammonia concentration increases and a chemical called mercaptan is produced.
There are plenty of DIY products and home remedies around. Depending on the time of the accident, and when it is treated will depend on the success of getting rid of the stain and smell. If the accident has just happened and the stain is still wet, the chances of a lasting mark and smell are less than if you allow the stain to dry.
At Results Services, we can respond to your emergency quickly and with no fuss. We have carpet technicians that have full training in "body fluid" stain removal on hand. Not only can we remove the stain, but we also specialise in ensuring that the carpet is safe and healthy with no nasty bacteria or residue left behind.
Bio-degradable bio-enzyme treatment for Animal Urine
All our pet urine stains are treated with a Bio-degradable bio-enzyme treatment; this is a vital process in treating any "body fluid" as it eats up any bacteria. A urine stain left in the carpet and not appropriately treated will dry up and stay in the carpet as alkaline salt deposits. The bacteria do not die off on these dry deposits, they go into a hibernated state, waiting for moisture to return. This is why, once we get wet, humid conditions, you start to notice the urine smell has come back. The fact is that the problem never left; the bacteria just went to sleep for a little while.
If a stain or smell persists, you will want to consult a professional carpet cleaner. Be wary of many home carpet cleaners as they can contain bleaching agents which may cause more damage to your carpet. Don't play stain removal roulette with your carpets, contact a professional who will safely and effectively remove the stain without harming your carpet.
Don't delay call Results Home Services on 3823 2500 now to deal with the wee stain before it becomes permanent. We service all of Brisbane and have a team of professional stain removal technicians.
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