Can Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaners Remove Pet Stains?
October 05, 2022
When you’re dealing with pet accidents on the carpet in your home, you may be frustrated to realize that getting rid of pet stains and odors is not so easy. Without help from professional carpet cleaners, you may struggle to remove stains and stubborn smells, making your home less comfortable, less healthy, and less inviting.
At Chem-Dry, our carpet cleaners understand that as much as you may want your pet by your side, pet stains and odors are truly a nuisance that can make your home feel unlivable. With our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (which we call P.U.R.T.®), we combine the power of our proven carpet cleaning process with a treatment that specifically targets the source of pet stains and odors to make your carpet fresh again.
Why are Pet Urine Stains and Odors So Difficult to Remove?
To understand the magic of P.U.R.T., it’s first necessary to understand why stains and odors caused by pet accidents can be so tough to get rid of. When pet urine penetrates the carpet all the way to the padding or subfloor, you can’t expect to remove it with conventional methods or store bought carpet cleaners.
Unlike a towel or blanket that can be thrown in the wash, your carpet requires a different approach to cleaning. P.U.R.T. provides this approach by reaching deep down into carpets and working on a molecular level to destroy the source of stubborn stains and urine odors.
When a pet accident occurs, you may start by soaking up the moisture and perhaps applying a store bought cleaner to the spot. Some homeowners even try common hacks and DIY treatments, such as applying baking soda or hydrogen peroxide to the stain. Both of these methods risk damaging the delicate carpet fibers. If that happens you can actually end up drawing attention to the stain rather than removing it.
Your next thought might be to call on carpet cleaners, the majority of whom use the steam cleaning method. However, steam cleaning a pet urine stain isn’t as effective as you may think. The steam cleaning process depends on heavy water usage, which can actually propel urine crystals deeper into the flooring rather than flushing them out. As a result, steam cleaning can lead to urine odors and stains permanently setting, causing a real problem for your home.
The best way to remove pet stains and odors is to call Chem-Dry. Our P.U.R.T. process was designed with the knowledge that urine crystals need to be targeted in a specific way to break them up and release them from carpet fibers.
How Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaners Remove Pet Stains
The trick to removing stains is to destroy the chemical compounds that create these stains and their telltale odors. In the case of stains and smells related to pet accidents, that source is generally microscopic urine crystals and other residual matter residing deep within your carpet.
These substances can be difficult or impossible to remove using a conventional approach. However, you can count on our time-tested P.U.R.T. process to carefully target and effectively lift away pet urine crystals from where they’re hiding in your carpet.
The first step involved in this process is to identify stains that may have escaped your eye. Because urine deposits can be hard to spot with the naked eye, our team works with an ultraviolet light to uncover pet stains that could be adding to the unpleasant smell in your home.
Next, we leverage our Hot Carbonating Extraction process (called HCE) to penetrate deep into carpet fibers and lift up urine crystals that are already loose. The HCE process also removes any liquid that is worsening the stain’s appearance.
Finally, our carpet cleaners apply the specialized P.U.R.T. product, which works over 24 to 36 hours to break down stubborn stain- and odor-causing matter that is left behind in the carpet.
Learn more about how Chem-Dry carpet cleaners can remove the stubborn pet stains and odors lingering in your carpet. Just give us a call today at (800) CHEM-DRY to connect with a professional technician in your local community!