Urine & Odor Removal Treatment In Myrtle Beach
Removing the Urine & Odor From Your Carpets
Urine & Odor Removal Myrtle Beach
Pet urine damage in Myrtle Beach, and everywhere else, can cause permanent staining to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an un-healthy indoor air environment. As urine is first deposited onto the flooring or a fabric, it has a pH level of about 5 or 6, means it is on the acid side of the pH Scale. It is easier to remove right when it has been deposited onto the floor. Once dry, the urine turns “alkaline”, meaning the PH level has know change to a high pH between 10 to12 on the scale and know becoming more difficult to remove. When in the acid state the urine offers a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which begin to travel into the air almost immediately. In the original acid state the urine begins to oxidize and react with the carpeting therefore creating a possible color change, which could become permanent if the urine is not removed immediately.
Some of this color change can be attributed to the strong ammonia that forms as the urine passes through bacterial and chemical change. If left for days or weeks, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will change the dye structure, therefore causing permanent staining. In some cases, even if the urine deposits have been removed, the damage to the dye structure could already have done its harm.
There are two sources of odors associated with urine. The 1st comes from a bacteria that grows heavily in dark warm places with a never-ending food source. A pet can feed the bacteria by returning to the area daily! As the bacteria begins to grow and breakdown, the salts in the urine creates amino acids. These complex compounds will often work deep into the carpet fibers to a point of becoming a permanent part of the fiber. This may present a challenging situation. These urine salts begin decomposing create an un-pleasant odor in the home. Once the dried urine is remoistened, it gives off an ammonia gas. Once smelled it is seldom forgotten.
The 2nd odor source is chemical odor, this odor is present even when the bacteria from the urine has been killed. This explains why more than sanitizing is necessary to when neutralizing odors from your carpeting. Urine also presents additional odor problems when the relative humidity is high. The salts and crystals that are left behind as the urine dries are hydrophilic and draw water to them. Dried up urine is often easy to smell in the humid months do to the urine salts attract moisture, as the he moisture evaporates it puts off a greater proportion of odorous ammonia gas. You must get rid of the urine in and under the carpet to get rid of the odor. That’s why cleaning alone WILL NOT completely remove odor. In fact, its possible to INCREASE the odor in the air for a temporary period of time.
The Best Cleaning Agents For Urine
Enzymes are the best cleaning agent for urine, vomit and feces. An enzyme is the only cleaning agent that actually eats up the bad bacteria. For the best results use an enzyme spotter after you have rinsed the carpet, especially if the spot is not a fresh one. We recommend Nature’s Miracle, which can be purchased at any local pet store. Always read the directions before use!
Products to Avoid
Try an stay away from products with high pH such as ammonia, Resolve and oxygen bleaches. These products will leave the carpet with a residue and in a high pH state, which will enable the carpet to attract dirt like a magnet. In some instances the use of the wrong product can cause the urine stain to be permanent. Please call Thuro Clean Carpet & Upholstery first if you are not sure about a product you may want to try.
How Professionals Remove Pet Urine & Odor Myrtle Beach
Remember, in order to remove the odor, all of the alkaline salt deposits the urine leaves behind must be completely removed. This can be quite extensive and time consuming.
Step 1: Pre-Arrival
The day before arrival, you will receive a call &/or text confirming your cleaning appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will receive a photo (by text) of your cleaning technician, along with his ETA (estimate arrival time).
Step 2: Pre-Walk-Thru Inspection
Our technician will assist you, walking thru the home to inspect damaged areas. He will note your concerns and give you an evaluation of expected results.
Step 3: Safety Precautions
Walking from hard surface to carpeted areas may be slippery till carpet is completely dry. For your safety, we use all precautions through-out the process. We put out wet-floor signs (preventing accidental slips) & wall-guards to ensure no damage occur to your walls and baseboards.
Step 4: Contamination Barrier
The sub-floor is removed then bagged and kept in a designated area. This ensure no damage to unwanted areas.
Step 5: Pre-Enzyme Treatment
The area is then saturated with a safeenzyme agent used to emulsify and break down the urine salts in the front and backing of the carpeting. Our enzyme pre-spray is designed to loosen & lift the urine for easy extraction. We use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning agents, that are pet friendly & mother approved.
Step 6: Deep Pet Urine Extraction
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed and extracted using a powerful deep extraction system.
Step 7: Odor Barrier
Then the sub-floor and baseboards are thoroughly sealing with an odor barrier to ensure any odors do not return when humidity is high.
Step 8: Tack Installation
Any contaminated tack strip is removed and new is installed.
Step 9: Pad Installation
The contaminated pad is then removed and replaced with new.
Step 10: Baseboard Re - Installation
At the client’s request we can remove, treat and re-install any contaminated baseboards.
Step 11 Speed Drying
At this point we will speed dry the top and backing of the carpeting before re-installation.
Step 12: Sanitizing and Disinfecting
Then enzyme based products are applied to the pad backing and the surface of the carpeting. This fights against any growth of future contaminants.
Step 13: Carpet Re - Installation
The carpet will then be re – installed using a power stretcher to ensure proper manufacture installation.
Step 14: Carpet Cleaning (HWE)
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed using a powerful deep extraction cleaning system, without over wetting the carpet.
Step 15: Fiber Protectant
We then apply fiber protectant to your rug. Keep in mind, your carpet was originally made with carpet protector and after heavy traffic the protector wears off. This leaves your carpet open to permanent staining. Carpet protector will help avoid future permanent staining and costly service calls.
Step 16: Post Grooming
Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of your carpet is standing up-right when we leave. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position. We leave your carpets 80% to 90% dryer then the basic stream cleaners.
Step 17: Furniture Re - Installation
Then all moved furniture will be relocated back to its original location.
Step 18: Dry Bonnet Cleaning
Dry cleaning your furniture does 3 things: 1) Removes residual moisture left behind from cleaning, 2) Helps speed dry fabrics, 3) Finally, aides in preventing spots from re-appearing after cleaning has been performed.
Step 19: Over Spray Removal
After your cleaning has been performed our technicians will wipe down baseboards and any other areas that may have come in contact during your service.
Step 20: Post - Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will now review the post job report while walking you through your home to point out cleaning results and ensure your completely thrilled with your experience. After walk-thru has been performed our office will call YOU to ensure our technician has met all your expectations. If they have not met your expectations, this will be the time to speak-up, and he will then re-clean any concerned area or answer any further questions you may have.
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