Carpet Odor Removal

Pet Odor & Stain Removal 

Living with pets is certainly a joy, but it can also be a challenge. Accidents can happen even with the most well-trained pets. Prompt attention is the best course of action. Here are some tips on dealing with fresh pet accidents.


Quick Do it Yourself 

1.  Blot up the urine immediately (if you can). 

2.  Use a homemade vinegar solution (one part vinegar, two parts water).  Apply as liberally as your pet did.  You are trying to saturate all and as much as your pet did.  Blot up as much as possible.  

3.  Leave white towels on spot weighted down by with something heavy that will not be damaged if it absorbs the liquid.


Post Cleaning Carpet Deodorizing Treatments

  • Enzyme Treatments

Enzyme treatments can be used to deal with organic odors. It works slowly by digesting odor-causing organic materials. Enzyme treatments can be successful in dealing with very minor pet urine problems.

  • Anti-Microbial Treatment

Anti-Microbial Treatments are used to deal with odors caused by bacteria. By killing the bacteria causing the odor, the odor is eliminated. With urine contamination, it is possible to have a secondary bacterial growth which can contribute greatly to the odor problem. Most anti-microbial treatments leave a residue that continues to work against the contamination for some time. This may be negative for those who have chemical sensitivity.

  • Oxidizers

Oxidizers can be effective for all kinds of organic odors, but also odors caused by microbial organisms. Oxidizers work by transferring oxygen to the odor-causing substance, which essentially burns up the odor-causing molecule, thereby eliminating the odor. Oxidizers are environmentally friendly and may be preferred by those who are chemically sensitive.

  • Pairing or Masking Agents

Some deodorizers work by masking the offending odor molecules. They don’t really change them chemically, they don’t neutralize them and they have no effect on the living organism that may be producing the odor. Pairing, or masking agents, capture the offending odor molecule and simply hide it from your nose temporarily.

  • Foo Foo

Ok, that’s not really a name, but that's what we refer to when using a good scent to mask a bad scent. Foo Foo comes in many different scents; vanilla, peppermint, cherry, lemon, etc. These are the least expensive of the deodorizers. They temporarily replace an undesirable scent with a more desirable scent.

Which Deodorizing Option Works Best?

Removing the source of the odor is always the best deodorizing strategy. It’s also the solution that requires the most time and cost. So naturally, it’s the most expensive option. The best treatment for you depends on your circumstances and your budget.

Pet Odor Removal

It seems almost everyone has a pet in their home these days. Regardless of how well your pet may be trained, accidents happen. SaniCare offers several solutions for dealing with pet odors. We can guarantee the complete removal of pet odor in most cases. Here’s what you should know about pet urine odor as it applies to your carpet.

† The Problem is most likely a multilayer problem.

  • The urine is in the face yarn.

  • The urine has soaked through both the primary backing (latex) and secondary backing (polypropylene)

  • The urine is soaked through the carpet padding underneath the carpet.

  • The urine has soaked into the subfloor underneath the carpet pad.

  • The urine could also be soaked into:

    • Surrounding baseboards and walls

    • Furniture and drapes

† The longer the problem has existed, the more pungent it becomes. Longer duration combined with intense contamination will allow the odor to become absorbed into many different materials in your home.

  • Drywall

  • Lamp Shades

  • Upholstered Fabric

  • Air Ducts

  • Baseboards and Other Wood Surfaces

† Urine can sometimes cause permanent stains that may not be removed.