You’ve just had your new carpets fitted, and they are looking great, off you go to make a cup of tea, only to return to find that your beloved pet has relieved himself on your brand new carpet!!
You need to find all the areas that this has happened, and clean those areas really well.
This is the process you will need to follow:
Use your eyes and nose to find out where they have soiled
You could purchase a Uv light, these are available from Amazon, to use them switch out the lights and go round the room with the Uv light switched on, you should be able to see the soiled areas light up, mark these areas with pieces
Most stains if left to dry are permanent , for any chance of removal use a enzyme spray, apply leave to work for 10 minutes then extract
. Then proceed with cleaning the soiled areas.
- For fresh soiling you need to flush the area very well to remove all soiling.
- If you have a wet vac use this , if it hasn’t got a water spray attachment ,then get a tub of cold plain water and flood the area using a sponge then extract it using the vac ,remember if it is a inch mark on top, it could of spread over 1 metre into the backing .
- Keep rinsing until the area is completely free from soiling
- Apply Urine neutraliser
- Once the area is clean apply the neutraliser over the area, making sure it is applied well.
- Be sure to test first on a hidden piece of carpet first, for any colour loss
- Avoid using hot water cleaners to clean urine odours from carpet or upholstery. The heat will permanently set the stain by bonding the protein into any man-made fibres.
- Avoid using cleaning chemicals, especially those with strong odors such as ammonia or vinegar. From your pet’s perspective, these don’t effectively eliminate or cover the urine odor and may actually encourage your pet to reinforce the urine scent mark in that area.
- Neutralizing cleaners won’t work until you’ve rinsed every trace of the old cleaner from the carpet, if you’ve previously used cleaners or chemicals of any kind on the area. Even if you haven’t used chemicals recently, any trace of a non-protein-based substance will weaken the effect of the enzymatic cleaner. The cleaner will use up its “energy” on the old cleaners, instead of on the protein stains you want removed.
- Your job will be more difficult if urine has soaked down into the padding underneath your carpet. In some cases, you may need to take the drastic step of removing and replacing that portion of the underlay
- concrete floors ,you will need to clean it sanitise it then seal it
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