Carpet Renovations

Best TIPS on Removing Cat/Dog Urine (cheaply BUT effectively)

The first thing you will want to do is find yourself a good quality Ultra Violet Light. We recommend an easy to use UV flashlight, these are readily available online and my favorite thing is; no cumbersome cords to deal with.

Once you have obtained your UV light, turn off the lights and comb your home while marking each pet stain you find with a sticky note or something else such as blue painters tape, this way you can return to work on the spots one by one later. 

 Next thing is HOW to treat and sanitize these stains? Otherwise you’ll just see repeat offences in the very same spot if not eliminated correctly

Frustratingly for you, cats/dogs will continue to return to the “accident area” as long as they can smell their personal scent, even if you can’t smell a thing, they sure can. So, you must neutralize that odor, and failing to do so will render your re-training efforts useless. 

Cat/dog urine contains ammonia and proteins which bacteria will grow on. This is what causes the strong smell and the “attractive” scent to dogs/cats. Even if the stain has dried some time ago the smell will still linger but also serve to attract cats/dogs back. Following these tips will help you break this cycle and this little eco-system. It’s also worth noting that cleaning the area “thoroughly” using conventional methods like soap/detergent and water is usually not enough to remove traces of scent which although undetected by us, is certainly not by cats/dogs. This makes treating the stain to the point where you’re eliminating the traces of scent all the more critical. 

Remember, you can use these methods on BOTH wet and dry urine. Wet urine is fairly easy to spot, and remember that it won’t react to UV light. Dry urine on the other hand is almost invisible, and that’s where the UV flashlight comes into its own. In fact, it’s these dry stains that are usually the root cause to your particular problems. No matter how long they’ve been there for, a UV Light will show you each and every (dry) stain – new, old, or ancient.

 

 

#METHOD 1 

[NOTE: Always test on a small area and check to see if any discoloration occurs to your carpet, rug, furniture, etc. Bear in mind that sometimes cat/dog urine CAN in itself cause discoloration to certain materials, so check the stain and the surrounding areas before making the discoloration worse] 

Make up: 2 cups of white distilled vinegar, 2 cups of lukewarm water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and a spray bottle (optional)

(If stain is wet) Thoroughly blot up as much as possible. Fold up a rag or newspaper over it and place a heavy object on top. Stand on it if you have to. If the stain is dry leave this out

Mix 2 cups of white distilled vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water in a large bowl

Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda – it will fizz by the way!

Pour into a spray bottle and thoroughly spray the area. If you’re not using a spray bottle you can just pour over using the bowl

Let it sit for around 5-10 minutes, then gently rub and blot up with a soft cloth

FOR A DIRECT METHOD IF YOU’RE RUNNING OUT BAKING SODA:

After blotting any excess stain (wet), mix up the water and vinegar solution

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stained area

Pour the water and vinegar mix directly onto the baking soda. This will fizz and actively breakdown the stain

Blot and rub gently dry with a soft cloth after letting it sit for around 5-10 mins  

 

#METHOD 2 

[NOTE: Always test on a small area and check to see if any discoloration occurs to your carpet, rug, furniture, etc. Bear in mind that sometimes cat/dog urine CAN in itself cause discoloration to certain materials, so check the stain and the surrounding areas before making the discoloration worse] 

Get yourself: Paper towels or rags, cup of baking soda, half a cup 3% hydrogen peroxide, teaspoon of dish liquid, and a bowl

(This step is only if the stain is wet) Cover the stain with the paper towels or rags and place a heavy object on top. This so to absorb the excess liquid

Sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the stain, or more as is necessary

Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and one teaspoon of dish liquid

Slowly pour this mixture over the stain and the baking soda

You will want to work this mixture into the carpet fibers with a cloth or carpet brush,

allow a dwell time of around 10-15 minutes,

then vacuum the area thoroughly.

If the stain or odor persist you will want to repeat these steps. 

And there you have it! These methods actually work.  If you get a chance please leave a comment below

And let us know how this worked for you. Also if you have any other tips or tricks on removing pet urine stains and odors please share with everyone in the comment section below!

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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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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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The Professional Way to Clean Tile

When you have tile flooring installed, it looks beautiful and adds a touch of class to your home …until they need cleaning, anyway. Tile floors are hard to keep clean and getting them cleaned deep down in the grout, and the pores are nearly impossible by hand.

Most tile and all grout are materials that are porous which collect dirt and grime. No matter how much you mop or sweep, those drops and spills get soaked in, no matter how quick you clean them up, and can discolor the surface. Your routine mopping, even spot cleaning can actually push that dirt and grime down deeper where you can’t see it or reach it. Over a period of time the dirt, grease and grime works it's way deep into the porous material of the grout and if not taken care of can cause permanent damage that would require grout removal and re-grouting.

However, using a professional service to clean your grout and tile will not only clean it deep down but restore the luster and make them look new again. You want to make sure you call a professional service that is not only experienced but has the latest equipment and technology and uses a known process that is safe, but gets the job done.

What do They do you Can’t?

A professional company that cleans tile will have technicians that have been trained to use the equipment and know the proper process. They will come in and inspect your floors to determine what process to treat and which products are best for your particular tile. They will use steam cleaners that are the latest technology and use water under high pressure in combination with a vacuum combination, extracting the dirt that is down deep in the grout and tile pores. While it is tough on the dirt and grime, it is a safe process that is gentle on the floors.

They will then seal your floors or grout with a clear sealant as a finishing coat to add a protection keeping dirt out and making it much easier to clean and maintain. This will give your tile floor and the grout a protective barrier against future spills and prevent stains as it soaks into the pores. It will also be a step toward making any future cleaning to be the best possible.

 

 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. Tile & Grout 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 how to remove a pet urine stain 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.

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