Pet Carpet Cleaning: Stain and Odor Removal
At Chem-Dry, we love our pets — but we don’t love pet accidents. That's why we offer our P.U.R.T.® service for pet urine stains and pet odor removal. Our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T. for short) combines our carpet cleaning services with an odor-eliminating treatment. We use a special pet stain carpet cleaner to destroy urine smells at the source, neutralizing odors for good!
Thanks to P.U.R.T., Chem-Dry can eliminate even the most stubborn urine odors and stains. Instead of simply masking urine odors, we destroy the chemical compounds that cause these smells.
And unlike steam cleaning — which can make urine smells even worse — our process is proven to remove over 99% of pet urine odors from carpets.*
Want to eliminate pet stains and odors from your home? Find your local Chem-Dry today for pet carpet cleaning in your area!
P.U.R.T. Removes 99.9% of Pet Urine Odors
In a study by an independent lab, tests showed that our Pet Urine Removal Treatment removes 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets on average.*
To conduct this test, the lab identified the most common chemical sources of dog urine and cat urine odors. After the P.U.R.T. process, these compounds were virtually eliminated from carpet samples.
These results show that P.U.R.T. is more effective than store-bought products and systems used by other companies.
How Our Pet Stain Removal Service Works
Wondering how P.U.R.T. works? Let's take a closer look at each step in the cleaning process.
1. Identify Pet Urine Stains
First, we'll find any hidden urine stains. Many urine deposits are invisible or hard to spot with regular lighting. This can make it difficult for homeowners to detect the source of urine odors. Before we start cleaning, we use a special ultraviolet light to find any hidden urine deposits.
2. Clean Stained Surfaces
Next, we’ll deep clean your carpets with our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process. This system uses the natural power of carbonation to penetrate carpeting and remove deep-seated soiling. The Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process will remove liquid and loose urine crystals from carpet fibers.
3. Remove Urine Odors
Finally, we’ll eliminate urine odors with our P.U.R.T. product. Unlike products that simply mask pet urine odors, P.U.R.T. destroys odor-causing molecules. The solution penetrates the carpet all the way down to the subfloor, eliminating the source of pet urine odors.
Over the next 24 to 36 hours, P.U.R.T. will break down the odor-causing matter inside your carpets. Once the area has dried, the odors are gone for good!
Pet Odor Removal for Upholstery
In addition to carpets, P.U.R.T. also works on furniture!
As part of our upholstery cleaning service, we can apply the P.U.R.T. cleaning solution to urine stains on furniture. It’s an easy and effective way to eliminate urine odors from your favorite pieces of furniture.
Our cleaning experts can handle pet stains on sofas, armchairs, mattresses, and other upholstered items. Learn more about our upholstery cleaning services here, or contact your local Chem-Dry for an estimate.
Pet Carpet Stain Cleaning Tips
When accidents happen, it’s important to act quickly. If you find a fresh urine stain, you may be able to prevent long-term staining and odors.
Blot the stain to soak up the urine. Apply a clean, dry cloth or a layer of paper towels over the stain. Press down firmly to absorb the urine, but avoid rubbing the stain into the fibers. Repeat this process until no more liquid is absorbed.
Rinse the stain lightly with water. Wet a clean cloth or paper towel and apply to the stain until the area is damp. Avoid soaking the carpet fibers with too much water, since this can cause the urine to soak deeper into the carpet.
Blot the area until the carpet is dry. Apply a clean, dry cloth or a layer of paper towels to blot the rinsed area. Repeat this process until no more liquid is absorbed.
Continue rinsing and blotting. Repeat steps two and three until there are no lingering odors or visible stains.
While this process usually works on fresh stains, it may not work if the urine has already set or leaked into the padding or subfloor.
If you’re unable to completely remove the stain, contact your local Chem-Dry for assistance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why are pet urine stains and odors so hard to clean?
Pet urine stains and odors are tough to remove when they penetrate your carpets. Once urine reaches the carpet padding or subfloor, it’s almost impossible to remove with standard cleaning methods.
Our P.U.R.T. process uses a special pet stain odor remover to reach these areas and destroy the source of urine odors at the molecular level.
Can steam cleaners make pet urine odors worse?
Chem-Dry strongly discourages homeowners from using steam cleaners on pet urine.
Steam cleaning uses heavy volumes of water, which can cause urine crystals to soak deeper into your flooring.
Worse yet, steam cleaning can cause urine odors to permanently set. This makes urine smells more noticeable and even harder to remove.
How does P.U.R.T. compare to other pet carpet cleaners?
The P.U.R.T. process is proven to eliminate over 99.9% of pet urine odors in carpeting.* This makes our process more effective than spray-bottle products found in stores or online.
Our process also outperforms DIY solutions, such as hydrogen peroxide or baking soda, which can damage carpet fibers.
How long does it take for P.U.R.T. to work?
P.U.R.T. starts to eliminate odors as soon as we apply it to the carpet. The odor-eliminating process ends 24 to 36 hours later when the product fully dries.
Does P.U.R.T. only work on pet urine stains?
While P.U.R.T. is designed to eliminate odors from dog urine and cat urine, our cleaning process can also be used on other types of urine stains. We have found P.U.R.T. to be helpful for human urine accidents in situations like potty training young children or caring for elderly loved ones.
If you have a urine stain in carpeting or upholstery, simply contact your local Chem-Dry to find out how we can help.
What is the best way to eliminate pet odors?
Many carpet cleaners simply mask pet odors using perfumes and fragrances. While this may make things better temporarily, it doesn’t solve the problem long-term.
The best way to eliminate pet odors is to work at the molecular level and attack odors at the source. At Chem-Dry, we do this through our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.® for short).
P.U.R.T. works by breaking down the odor-causing matter inside your carpets. It’s proven to remove 99.9% of pet urine odors!*
Can you remove pet urine and odors from furniture?
Yes! The Chem-Dry P.U.R.T. process can also remove pet urine odors from furniture. As an added part of our upholstery cleaning service, our technicians can apply the P.U.R.T. cleaning solution to urine stains on sofas, armchairs, mattresses, and other upholstered items.
Does PURT work on both dog and cat urine?
Yes! P.U.R.T. was designed to eliminate odors from both dog urine and cat urine. It can be applied to other types of urine stains as well, including human urine.
How does Chem-Dry remove pet urine and odors?
Chem-Dry uses a special Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.® for short) to remove pet urine odors. While other products simply mask the odors with other fragrances, P.U.R.T. attacks odors at the source on the molecular level.
Once applied, P.U.R.T. works over 24-36 hours to break down the odor-causing matter inside the carpet. Best of all, it’s been tested and proven to remove 99.9% of pet urine odors.*