What to Do About Lingering Pet Odors

September 12, 2014

Many pet owners are well aware of the pleasant companionship that their pets provide.  However, they might also be aware of the unpleasant odors that go along with those pets as well!  Whether those odors are the result of a dog that has just come in from playing outside, or a new puppy that is house training, they can certainly be overwhelming to get rid of.  Since kids and pets tend to share the same space on the floor, it is extremely important to eliminate odors from pet accidents.  It can also be quite unpleasant for guests in the home when your home smells like pets or pet urine. 

Sometimes, the best way to solve a problem is to fix it before it starts. While urine and pet soil can certainly cause an unpleasant odor, so can an unclean pet.  Properly bathing and grooming your pet can help to prevent the odors from being so strong.  Make sure you are using soaps and shampoos that are meant to eliminate odors.  Also, make sure your pet is completely dry before allowing them to lie on the carpet.  Routine brushing and grooming will also help to remove excess hair and prevent it from building up in corners and on furniture.  Proper house training is also very important in helping to prevent these pet odors from occurring. 

Once an accident has happened, it is imperative that it be cleaned up as soon as possible.  The longer a soiled area is left unattended, the more difficult it becomes to remove the stain and odor.  If a urine stain is still wet, it is important to soak up as much of the urine as possible.  Once the urine has dried, it becomes much harder to remove the odor.  The area should be thoroughly cleaned before allowing it to dry. A good option for cleaning fresh pet urine stains is Chem-Dry’s Pet Odor Remover. It’s specially formulated to lift and neutralize fresh, minor pet urine odors in carpets. But it’s most effective when you can treat urine deposits immediately.

Despite all of these useful tips, there comes a time when the stain and odor becomes too difficult to manage with over the counter remedies.  That is when it might be useful to call in the professionals.  Professional carpet cleaning services such as Chem-Dry have special products and machinery that are designed to tackle these tough stains and odors.  Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment is specially designed to eliminate hard to remove pet urine odors. It doesn’t make the odor like other cleaning services, P.U.R.T. goes to the molecular level and destroys the urine crystals to eliminate the odor permanently.

It is beneficial to have your carpets cleaned and treated on a regular basis to help eliminate these odors and leave your home smelling fresh and clean.  Regardless of whether or not your pet is having accidents in the home, routine carpet cleaning will leave your home fresh and free of lingering pet odors. 

Let us connect you to a local Chem-Dry technician in your area today to schedule a cleaning or get a free quote.



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