This is a question we hear quite often as it’s a pretty common issue among those who own pets. Accidents happen! Every situation is different though, and there are several factors to consider. For example, the amount of time the urine has been left to soak into the carpet plays a huge role in its ability to be removed. For this reason, any accidents should be dealt with immediately - no matter the size.
Now, how can you deal with accidents immediately? It’s rather simple, actually! First: make sure to soak up any excess with a clean towel. This keeps the urine (or any other liquid, really) from soaking too far into the carpet and the padding below. You can also use a vinegar and water mixture to treat the spot immediately, although it’s not recommended for the cleaning process to stop there. After you’ve done this, call a professional!
Hiring a professional to deal with urine contamination is always your best bet, regardless of how large or small the stain is. When there have been multiple accidents or excess amounts of pet urine, you may be wondering; is my carpet salvageable?
Unfortunately, not always. In some cases, you may need to replace your flooring - especially if the carpet padding has been entirely soaked - as it can be extremely difficult to remove not only the stains but also the odor. However, when you hire a professional cleaning company (like The Steam Team), our technicians can examine the extent of the damage to determine the best course of action (whether that’s cleaning, repairing, or replacing).
Dealing with urine contamination and stains is no fun, but we all know accidents can happen. Give us a call if you’re facing some of these pesky stains, we’re always happy to help!