We all love pets.
Puppies and kittens
are so cute and cuddly,
but the same pets that
bring us such joy and
happiness, also can create
some very big problems,
especially when dealing
with carpet and upholstery.
Owners of even the best-trained pets
will occasionally encounter pet accidents.
Often, the urine is not discovered until
long after the accident. The types of
damage from pet stains can be diverse
and are dependent upon the makeup of
the urine. Urine content will change over
the pet’s life because of the pet’s diet,
medications, age, health, sex, and
reproductive cycles. Because of these
variations, some urine stains may not be
removable. We will, however exert every effort to give you the best quality cleaning possible.
Urine can affect the dyes used in carpet, although not all occurrences will result in a permanent stain. Success is dependent upon the content of the urine, the dyes and finish used, and the time elapsed after the deposit. Some urine spots may be immediately noticeable, while others may take weeks or months for a reaction. The dyes may change color immediately after contact with urine.
Another problem, especially with cats, is odor. Recently, enzymes have been developed that are more effective in treating odor problems. If odor cannot be removed, the damaged area of the carpet may need to be replaced with a piece from reserved scrap. If carpet replacement is necessary, then replacement of cushion and even subflooring may also be necessary.
Some carpet manufacturers have developed backings that resist spills and even prevent the spillage from penetrating the carpet into the carpet cushion and, perhaps, the subfloor. Check with your carpet dealer about these products.
Personal TouchCarpet Cleaning
Serving Chillicothe & Southern Ohio since 2000.