Carpet Pet Odor

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We receive many calls in regard to carpet pet odors. Some are merely pet odors from the pet’s natural oils that are left behind on the carpet in a spot/area that the animal likes to lay. Other, more severe, odors come from the animal urine.


This odor is from the pet's natural oils that are left behind on the carpet in a spot/area that the animal likes to lay.


Cleaning along with a Pre-spray treatment sometimes is enough for the removal of carpet pet odors on the carpet depending on how much is built up in the carpet, how often the carpet is cleaned or the last time it was cleaned.

Many times, however, we need to apply an Anti-microbial deodorizer treatment to the area to completely remove the odor.


This carpet pet odor situation is more severe and the treatment is more involved.

According to the American Pet Association, people in the United States provide homes to more than 130,000,000 pets. When left alone, pet urine can seep through carpet, into the padding and down to the floor beneath. Pet urine can delaminate a carpet and can cause rotting of jute backing. Even after a thorough cleaning, pet urine stains and odors often remain.

Pet urine is an amber-colored liquid waste fluid excreted by the kidneys and is composed of waste products of protein metabolism. The color of pet urine and its staining potential will often depend on dietary habits, age and sex of the pet, whether the pet is on medication, and the health of the pet. Typically, because cat diets are richer in protein than dog diets, their urine will produce harsher odors and are more likely to cause stains.

Another consideration is the age of the pet. The older the pet, the more renal function diminishes, thus producing urine that contains more plasma proteins. Because less uric acephalia is secreted in this urine, it is less likely to stain a carpet; however, it will produce an even stronger odor. In almost all cases, cat urine is the worst perpetrator for pet urine stains and pet urine odors.


Finding the exact source of the pet urine odor is the most helpful and important element to solving the urine odor problem.

Moderate Situations (Where the pet has not been urinating over and over again in the same spot) :

In this situation the carpet is thoroughly cleaned and then a concentrated
“PET URINE TREATMENT” is sprayed as a heavy topical application on the spot of the source. It must be applied very heavily to saturate the spot with the treatment and must stay wet for 24 hours. After such time, the home owner will place a fan blowing over the spot to hasten the drying.With this treatment, the odor usually becomes stronger initially and gradually dissipates over 2 to 3 weeks.

This treatment is very effective in removing the odor. In some, more severe situations this method of treatment will remove 90% or 80% or 70% depending on the severity of the odor. In 99% of the cases the home owner elects to go with this treatment and is very satisfied with the results. (We have many customers who regularly schedule cleaning along with the “PET URINE TREATMENT” since they have been very satisfied with past results.) When the technician arrives he will evaluate the severity of the situation and recommend a treatment plan.

Extreme Situations (Where the pet has been urinating in a spot over and over again.):

The only way to rid this carpet pet odor completely in extreme situations is to:

  1. remove the carpet,
  2. cut-out and dispose of the carpet under pad,
  3. spray the sub-floor, the back of the carpet and the top of the carpet with an enzyme treatment (PET URINE TREATMENT) to neutralize the proteins of the urine.

After drying, a new carpet pad is installed and the carpet is re-attached/installed to the tack strip. This procedure obviously can be very costly but sometimes the only solution.
In some situations the home owner will decide to replace the carpet. In this situation, the under layment (carpet pad) should absolutely be disgarded and the sub-floor should be sprayed with the “PET URINE REMOVAL TREATMENT” before installing the new pad and carpet, otherwise the odor in the sub-floor will wick-up through the new pad and carpet especially in humid conditions.

So, if you have a carpet pet odor problem you can see we have the experience and the know how to help!

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