In today’s world, we’re all do-it-yourselfers. There’s something uniquely satisfying about taking on a project yourself and seeing the finished result—not to mention the cost-saving benefits that can come along with it.
But when it comes to DIY projects, there are certain things that can actually do more damage if done yourself. One of the biggest do-it-yourself no-no’s is pet stain removal.
The Harms Of Attempting To Remove Pet Urine Yourself
When cleaning pet stains and odors, using the wrong cleaning solutions or methods can actually make the problem worse. DIY attempts may seemingly remove surface stains for a short period of time but don’t completely remove the source of the odor, and stains and smells can even come back worse than before.
As you’ve probably noticed, animals typically relieve themselves in the same spot over and over. As pet urine dries, it crystallizes. Pet urine is highly acidic and as it dries, these crystals become extremely concentrated and pungent. These smelly crystals are trapped beneath carpet, and even into the carpet backing, padding, and cement or wood floors beneath.
So here’s the root of the problem: even when pet urine liquid evaporates, these odor crystals remain. Even the best DIY methods won’t remove them.
When it comes to using cleaning solutions in your home, it’s important to use non-toxic formulas that are safe for your pets. As a result, many pet owners make their own natural solutions out of vinegar and water or hydrogen peroxides. However, these can discolor your carpet, take days to set in, and still don’t remove odors caused by crystals beneath the surface.
Another concern is that DIY methods use too much water—leaving odor crystals beneath the carpet when it drys, creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew, and harming the environment.
Why You Should Leave Pet Stain Removal To The Pro’s
We’ll start by pulling back the carpet to see the extent of the issue if necessary and replace any carpet padding that is beyond repair. We’ll even apply odor-blocking shellac to the flooring beneath your carpet if the damage is extensive.
The part that really makes all the difference is our P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that chemically breaks down odor crystals effectively and naturally. We’ll apply P.U.R.T. heavily to the tack strip, floors, baseboards, carpet backing, and any other affected areas. Once the solution sets in after 24-36 hours, we’ll clean your carpets using our unique Hot Carbonation Extraction method that uses the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to lift odor and stains to the surface where they’re safely whisked away from your floors for good.
And the best part? Our solutions are green-certified, natural, and use 80% less water than steam cleaners.