Americans love their four-legged friends, but urine odor is one of the few drawbacks of owning a pet. Home remedies and commercially available products are often ineffective or, at best, work only temporarily. Stains tend to reappear, and pungent aromas have a way of lingering in carpet.
The secret to a clean, pet-friendly home that is also free of urine odor is the regular and permanent removal of offensive smells by attacking them at the source. A certified Odor Control Technician is, by definition, the best option for the job.
Certified technicians possess the tools and know-how necessary to put a stop to obnoxious smells and unsanitary pet deposits once and for all. Using specialized equipment, certified technicians can detect and remove hidden bacteria and protein molecules that penetrated deeply into the floor and padding. This process effectively eliminates the root of the problem.
Upon initial inspection of the room, the technician utilizes ultraviolet light technology to pinpoint the exact location of old pet deposits, followed by a thorough power-vacuuming. If spot-treatment is appropriate, the technician pre-treats affected areas and subsequently flushes odor-causing bacteria and protein from the carpet and matting underneath. The contaminated liquid is then removed through hot water extraction. If the area is too contaminated for simple spot-cleaning, the technician may perform a sub-surface treatment by lifting portions of the carpet and sealing the floor beneath to form a scent barrier. The technician then administers additional neutralizers to remove any remaining stains, and uses special equipment to quickly dry the carpet.
Technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) meet exceptional proficiency and ethical standards. They can be identified by th
e CleanTrust™ logo. To locate a nearby firm that is certified in Odor Control, visit the IICRC website.