Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! October is the season of DIY projects—homemade Halloween costumes, spooky decor, pumpkin-flavored treats, and candy apples. While you may be tempted to tackle pet stain removal on your own too, there are a few reasons why pet urine cleaning isn’t a project you should do yourself.
It’s “Scary” To Try and Remove Pet Stains and Odors On Your Own
When it comes to pet odor removal, if not done properly, you can actually make the problem worse. Yes, Do-It-Yourself methods can work to remove visible surface stains. However, these spots and pet odors often come back even worse if not treated correctly.
When pets urinate on the carpet—often in the same place over and over—the urine seeps deeper into the backing and padding underneath. As the moisture begins to dry and the stain fades, it’s easy to think the odor is gone, too. However, potent, odor-filled crystals are left behind even after the stain dries and continue to release odor unless professionally cleaned.
Essentially, even the best DIY pet stain removal methods are unable to completely eliminate odors. Only professional pet odor removal can permanently remove pet stains and odors.
Additionally, it’s important to use non-toxic cleaning solutions if you have pets or children in the home. Because of appropriate caution, a lot of pet owners make their own cleaning solutions with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. However, these solutions can discolor your carpet and won’t effectively remove odor crystals.
DIY methods also require too much water and increase the risk of mold and mildew growth.
Why Frightening Pet Stains Should Be Left To Professionals
While pet stains and odors are frightening to deal with, there’s good news! Elmer’s Chem-Dry has a unique professional pet odor 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 stain removal 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 for about a day, we finish the job with our carbonated carpet cleaning. We use our green certified solution and the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to gently and effectively lift stains to the surface. Additionally, we use 80% less water than other professional carpet cleaning services in Fort Smith.