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 Welcome to Our Pet Stain & Odor Information Page 

No relationship we humans have is quite like the attachment we form with our family pets and as much as we care for our wonderful friends there is no greater challenge than dealing with the messes they often leave behind.

Most likely you have reached this post after contacting our office to schedule a carpet cleaning or have landed on this page as a result of a web search on this topic. It is for this reason this article has been written; to provide accurate information relating to professional carpet cleaning when dealing with pet urine contamination in carpet.

The results achieved from a professional carpet cleaning will vary from case to case depending upon the amount of pet urine in the carpet and to what extent it has penetrated into the carpet backing, pad, or sub flooring. Pet urine can be flushed out of carpet fibers relatively easy using the right products & equipment, yet it is the contamination trapped on the underside of the carpet that can cause the biggest problems.

Over our 30+ years of serving the Tulsa / Broken Arrow and surrounding communities, it has been our continual pursuit to develop & provide the most thorough carpet cleaning for pet odors available. With this experience, we have found the best approach to rid carpet of ugly pet stains and persistent odors is with our 5 step deep steam cleaning process utilizing a UV Inspection tool, to track down every stain. Rest assured, this amazing cleaning process will leave your carpet looking and smelling its absolute best! 

As you read this article please follow the highlighted links within this post. It is our purpose to be as informative as possible, so you may evaluate what results to expect when scheduling your carpet cleaning and pet odor treatment. Issues that can occur from pet urine contamination after a professional cleaning & treatment will also be covered. 

 

How we deal with Pet Urine in Carpet (Our Method)

 

 Our Proven 5 Step Process

  1. Find all pet stains using a UV Black Light Inspection
  2. Prespray with an All Natural Organic Prespray made from Tea Tree & Lavender
  3. Prep Carpet with a Floor Machine 
  4. Deep steam clean all carpeted areas & extra flush on each pet stain with a Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning System
  5. Apply Post Spray to each area found during the UV Inspection

 

Why use a UV Black light?

Not all pet urine stains are visible, a UV inspection with a high powered Black light enables our technicians to detect and locate each pet stain, old and new.

When a contaminated area is detected it receives additional Prespray along with extra flushing during the extraction process.

If a UV inspection is not provided by the company you hire the technician will have no idea where the contamination is located and cannot flush and treat the areas thoroughly enough to remove the odorous bacteria.

 

Why an Organic Tea Tree & Lavender Prespray?

With all the products on the market to choose from we have found none as safe & effective as our all natural tea tree and lavender Prespray.

This product has proven itself time and again as the most effective product ever for neutralizing urine bacteria and preparing the contaminant for extraction. It is both anti-bacterial & anti-viral by nature and when applied as a Prespray to your carpet it immediately gets to work breaking down the molecular structure of the urine bacteria enabling it to be flushed out of the carpet with ease. Along with its odor & germ removing capabilities, it is nice to know it is safe, natural and leaves the carpet smelling clean & fresh.

 

Why Prep the Carpet with a Floor Machine?

When a stain or contaminant is deep down in the carpet fiber it is necessary to loosen the stain and get the sanitizer to the source of the odor with some type of agitation or grooming.

The hand held groomer used by most companies can be effective but the results do not compare with those achieved by using a floor machine with an Adjust- a- Glide brush.

This type of brush has very soft bristles made especially for carpet and a floater disk on the bottom which allows it to work the stains loose and the product into the carpet in a gentle yet very effective way. Taking the extra time and effort to provide this type of service allows us to achieve results that are unmatched by other companies that skip this step.

 

Why Deep Steam & Extra Flush?

There is no more effective way to remove and extract pet urine bacteria from carpet than with a truck mounted hot water extraction systems.

Our units heat the clean rinse solution to a hot 180 – 200 degrees. The Evolution extraction wand we use is specially designed to flush the carpet at a pressure of 500 psi leaving your carpet clean & bacteria free.

 

Why Apply a Post Spray?

 

The nature of pet urine is to soak its way down into the carpet backing. It becomes trapped on the underside of the carpet and then penetrates into the carpet cushion below.

Over a period of time the staining on the back side of the carpet can "wick" its way back through the carpet fiber and resurface causing a reoccuring stain or odor to return.

After your carpet has been thoroughly cleaned a post spray is applied to each stain found during the UV Inspection. This way if the pet urine begins to seep its way back to the surface the post spray will activate and continue to break down the bacteria germs and odor.

 

Now that we have discussed the cleaning process lets go over some of the issues that can arise after a professional cleaning. 

Wicking:

If an odor does persist after a cleaning or a brown stain resurfaces, this means the staining on the backside of the carpet is working its way back up, this process is known as wicking.

 

Here are a few options to take care of this problem if it occurs.

Apply Carpet Fresh for Odor

Purchase a carpet fresh product at your local Walmart store; sprinkle this product on the carpet followed by vacuuming. This will remove the odor that has wicked back through and most times will take care of the problem for you.

 

For more severe odor situations another option would be a water claw spot treatment or a pet damage restoration service. Follow these two links to gain a further understanding on these two processes. At Carpet Renovations, Inc. we offer both of these services for more severe pet contamination problems, you may call our office to schedule an appointment so we may analyze your situations further and discuss which method would work best for you.

 

Reoccurring Stains

If you have light colored carpet and brown staining reappears; please follow our heat transfer instructions  on your FAQ sheet you will receive at the time of your cleaning. You may also follow this link how to remove a stain that reappeares or call into our office to schedule an appointment for us to perform our heat transfer process for you. 

If you have scheduled an appointment with our company and have any questions in regards to the information in this article please feel free to give us a call @ (918) 437-1956 or ask your cleaning technician at time of arrival, we will be happy to answer them for you. Also, please comment below if this article has been of help to you in any way or if you have any further question, we look forward to hearing from you.

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  

Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Pet Urine: You cleaned it up, but the Smell is Still There? Now What?

Once your dog has urninated on the carpet, they will keep coming back to that spot, no matter how small the spot. Then, other dogs will re-mark that spot. So, once your pet has soiled on the carpet, you clean the spot up using the process that we’ve offered in this blog before. Still, he or she keeps going back and doing it again and again, not to mention you can smell it in the room.

Well, unfortunately, pet urine stains are not always obvious on carpeting, and dark carpet is worse. So, it is hard to clean up what you can’t see. Once pet urine has dried, it turns into crystals that you can’t see with the naked eye. That’s where the use of an LED or UV black light can come in handy. We’re going to show you how to find that invisible, put smelly, pet urine stain. First, you’ll need a few items:

  • Your Vacuum Cleaner
  • A Black Light
  • Masking Tape

Step 1

Vacuum the room thoroughly to remove as much fur, lint and other particles that may be on the floor.

Step 2

Turn all the lights off and close any blinds, curtains, or shades. Then, shut the door. You want the room as dark as possible to get the best effect from the black light. It may help to wait until night when the room is at its darkest.

Step 3

Now, take your black light and start scanning the carpeted room no more than two feet away from the floor. You will see a brownish-yellow or a fluorescent green color where there is pet urine.

When you have a spot showing what may be pet urine, put a piece of masking tape over it or outline the larger spots.

Now that you know where the urine spots are, you can spot clean them with a little more accuracy than when you clean the whole carpet, being careful not to damage the areas. Using a urine stain neutralizer combined with a low pH rinsing solution and post spray with a pet urine enzyme treatment in these areas will be the best way to go.

If you don't have the time or just prefer to have a professional who has done this before do it for you, just give us a call. We are the pet odor removal experts and have the proper equipment and products to get the absolute best results.  

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Pet Odor Removal Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Cat Spray – Carpeting’s Worst Enemy


For male cats, spraying is a communicative behavior, and they have several reasons they may be communicating. For a homeowner, it is the worst thing to have your carpet and furniture sprayed by male cat urine. It is a pungent odor that stains whatever is sprayed. Carpet and furniture cleaning are two reasons people call us at Carpet Renovations, but cat spraying can be stopped, and we’re going to offer some suggestions for that:

A Few Simple Tips

Don’t bother scolding your cat for spraying. They won’t respond like your dog does. In fact, it causes them more stress and they spray more. Be sure to give your cat a lot of attention, especially if you have more than one. They are a territorial creature and get jealous easily.

Being informed is the Most Helpful Tool

Spraying and urinating are two different things. Learn the difference between the two so you can tell if your cat is communicating or simply urinating. If they are urinating outside their litter box, it can be indicating a medical issue. Spraying will leave less behind than urinating, and your cat will back up against the item they are territorial marking.

Male cats that have not been neutered are more likely to spray than neutered cats, and it is more prone to happen during the mating season. Once you know why a male cat is spraying, you can determine ways to eliminate.

If there is anything new in the house like a baby or another pet, or your cat is stressed for other reasons, they will spray. Keeping the household routine the same is the biggest help in getting you male cat not to spray your carpet or furniture.

Give your male cat places to perch up high so they can be above everything. Keep their feeding schedule on time at the same time every day. Set up more litter boxes and keep them scooped out daily. When they do spray the furniture or carpet, clean it immediately so it won’t keep drawing them back to do it again. Using a mixture of half vinegar and half water is a great solution for eliminating cat urine odor.

Keep a regular schedule of professional carpet and furniture cleaning. Instead of twice a year, as recommended for most households, you may want to look at a quarterly schedule. Keep a watch on Carpet Renovation’s website for coupons and specials!

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Pet Odor Removal Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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How effective is a Doggy Door?

One of the biggest complaints we hear from customers about why they want their carpets cleaned is because their dog uses the potty all over the house. This not only can cause staining, but the odor soaks into the carpet fibers and the padding.

Housebreaking a dog is easy! If you’re lucky, that is. Most of the time, housebreaking a dog is somewhat of a challenge. There are many ‘tried and true’ approaches, but anyone that has had several dogs will tell you that the same routine doesn’t always work for every dog. One thing that most people who have one will tell you is, it is great to have is a doggy door.

Most of the time, most dogs love going outside, and that makes housebreaking a breeze. Using a doggy door comes naturally to many dogs. For others, they seem to be afraid of it and then there are some that just don’t understand what it is. So, before it becomes a help, you may need to help them out a little bit.

A Few Tips on teaching how to use the Doggy Door

First of all, don’t make them afraid of the door and forcing them in and out of the door, aka shoving them through it will do that. Coax your fur baby with praise and reward them a treat when they go through the door.

Next, don’t make training sessions any longer than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Start by holding the flap up totally at first for your dog and open it less and less, little by little. This will teach them to start pushing it open to get to the treat. Most, if not all doggy doors, come with magnets to hold them shut. You can remove the magnet to make it easier to push the flap open.

Another approach is to take the flap off temporarily and let your fur baby get accustomed to going in and out the opening for a bit. If you have an electronic pet door that sounds when activated, you can disable the electronics until your dog gets used to the door.

If you have more than one dog, when one gets used to using the doggy door, the others will often follow suit. Don’t get the smallest size you can find, you want it large enough so your dog can get in and out easily. If you have a puppy, keep in mind they do grow!

So if your dog has been having more accidents in the house and you haven't tried installing a doggy door yet, this just may be your answer to resolving the problem completely. Remember if he can let himself out when he needs to go it only figures he would have a lot fewer accidents in the house. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Pet Odor Removal Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

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How A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company Removes Pet Urine From Carpet

Deciding to clean your carpet yourself or hiring a professional to do the work for you is a decision many people are faced with on a regular basis. By performing a search on the internet you can pretty much find out how to do just about anything,

How about when it comes to dealing with a pet urine situation in your carpet? This sounds like something that would be better off leaving to the professional. Let’s take a look and see how a professional carpet cleaner would handle this type of situation.

In this article you will find out how a professional carpet cleaning company cleans a carpet that has been contaminated with pet urine past the point where you would want to attempt cleaning it yourself.

A professional carpet cleaning technician first locates each area that needs to be treated by using an ultraviolet light coupled with the use of a tool known as a Hydro-Sensor.

Upon locating the areas he will then saturate the area with a Urine Stain Neutralizer.

The carpet cleaning technician then cleans all the other rooms of carpet, giving the Urine Stain Neutralizer an ample amount of time to dwell. As he makes his way to the stains that have been soaking he will flush each area with a powerful truck mounted steam cleaning system. These truck mounted units can reach temperatures up to 260 degrees and are ran at 550 psi of water pressure and have a very powerful vacuum system which leaves the carpet dryer than ever. This type of unit is certainly powerful enough to do a very thorough rinsing of the contaminated areas and when it comes to pet accidents, removing as much of the bacteria as possible is extremely important.

After the carpet has been thoroughly cleaned and the pet stains flushed the professional will then treat each area with an enzyme. An enzyme is a specially formulated product that is engineered specifically for destroying urine bacteria. The enzyme is left in the carpet helping to eliminate anything that would work its way back up and through the carpet fibers from underneath the carpet surface.

On heavier type situations where the pet urine has penetrated past the carpet fibers and into the carpet backing or pad, a professional carpet cleaning technician will have the capability to flush the area all the way down to the pad with a tool referred to as a water claw. Other ways to handle this extent of damage would be to pull the carpet back and replace the carpet pad itself.

As stated previously this is a service that some may attempt to do for themselves but a carpet cleaning professional who has performed and perfected his skills will have much more knowledge, better equipment and products, and the ability to outperform most novices. So when it comes to pet stains and odor in carpet this is surely one of the areas that is better off leaving for the professional.

Do you need a carpet cleaning professional who can perform this type of service for you?

Carpet Renovations, Inc. is a locally owned and operated company serving the Greater Tulsa & Broken Arrow Area. Trained and qualified to handle the most difficult aspects of carpet cleaning including pet damaged carpet, carpet repair, and restoration services. Give them a call today at (918)437-1956

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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How to Remove Pet Urine from Carpet

They're cute, cuddly, and absolutely your very best friend, right? But when it comes to their little mess's pet urine in carpet can prove to be one of the more difficult stains to get out. In this short article we will walk you through exactly how to remove those stubborn pet urine stains from your carpet.

1. If the area is still wet you should first absorb the urine from the carpet and pad by placing an absorbent rag or towel over the area and step on it firmly several times until there is no more urine to soak up.

2. Depending on the size of the accident mix a 50/50 mixture of white distilled vinegar and water in a glass or for larger stains, a bowl. Pour the mixture onto the stain making sure you saturate the carpet enough to get the solution deep into the carpet pad below. Pet urine penetrates into the carpet pad so we want the vinegar solution to soak into the pad also. The vinegar is high in acid and will neutralize the alkaline in the pet urine.

3. Allow a dwell time of at least 15 minutes for the solution to completely neutralize the urine.

4. Next, fold a white terri-cloth rag and place on top of the stain. Apply pressure with your hand or step on it firmly to get out as much of the solution as possible. Repeat this step until there is no more moisture transferring onto the rag.

5. To finish the process fold a fresh white rag and place on top of the area then place something heavy on top of the rag and leave overnight.

The above steps should remove the pet urine stain from the carpet and the pad but if the stain is still visible after drying, mist a light mist of 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide onto the area. Do not over wet the carpet; we are now working with the surface fibers only to remove any yellowish staining. Using a clean, white, absorbent cloth blot or wipe the stain from the outside working your way in. Repeat until the stain is gone.

This is a safe and proven method for pet stain removal but if for any reason the pet stain does not come all the way out contact your local carpet cleaning specialist or you may want to read are article How to do a Heat Transfer on carpet. If you have a pet odor problem that persist you will want to read How to Remove Pet Odor from Carpet.

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

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