Pawsitively Clean: Say Goodbye to Pet Odours in Carpets

Are pet odours lingering in your home despite your best efforts to keep your carpets clean and fresh? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the challenges of removing pet odours from carpets and the effective solutions offered by the professional cleaners at AmSteam. From understanding the underlying causes of pet odours to exploring the best cleaning methods and preventive measures, we’ll cover everything you need to know to create a cleaner, healthier home for you and your furry companions. Join us as we uncover the secrets of pet odor removal! And, discover how professional cleaning services can make a difference in your carpet’s overall wellbeing.

Can professional carpet cleaners remove dog smell?

A small brown and black dog laying on a carpet

Our professional carpet steam cleaning service is highly effective in removing unpleasant odors. However, it’s important to understand that the results can vary depending on several factors. The type of odour and the size, breed, and overall health of your pet all play a significant role in the effectiveness of odour removal. Stubborn odours from urine, feces, or pet dander may require additional treatments or specialized cleaning solutions to completely eliminate them from your carpet fibers.

In cases where pet urine has soaked past the carpet backing, the situation becomes more challenging. The lack of airflow in the underlay allows the urine to remain trapped and the area to remain wet. This creates a breeding ground for mold and odor-causing bacteria. As a result, the odour becomes deeply ingrained and nearly impossible to remove through surface cleaning alone. In severe cases, it may be necessary to pull up the carpet, replace the underlay, then re-lay the cleaned carpet.

Our dedicated team is experienced in handling even the toughest pet odour challenges! We take every measure to ensure thorough cleaning and odour removal. However, it’s important to acknowledge that the extent of the damage caused by pet accidents can impact the effectiveness of our cleaning process. Despite our best efforts, some pet stains and odours may be too set-in or old to completely remove. Rest assured, we are committed to providing the best possible results and restoring your carpets to a fresh and odour-free state.

How much does it cost to remove pet odour from carpet?

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AmSteam recommends scheduling professional carpet cleaning every six months for households with pets. This cleaning will effectively remove routine pet dander, dirt, and odours. For homes experiencing persistent pet accidents, more frequent cleanings are necessary to maintain a fresh and hygienic environment. The cost of removing pet odours from the carpet can vary depending on several factors.

These factors include the type of odour, whether or not it’s accompanied by stains, the type of animal, how long the odour has been present, and the size of the affected area. Stubborn odours from urine, feces, or pet dander may require additional treatments or specialized cleaning solutions. This can affect the overall cost of the service. Additionally, if the odour has caused staining or if it has penetrated deep into the carpet fibers and underlay, more expensive cleaning procedures may be necessary. Therefore, it’s best to book a consultation for a personalized quote based on your specific circumstances.

Does dog urine smell ever go away?

While professional carpet cleaning services can remove dog urine odour from carpets, this depends on various factors. The severity of the odour, how long it has been present, and how deeply it has penetrated the carpet padding and fibers of your carpets all influence the outcome. If the urine has soaked into the underlay or subflooring, the smell may persist despite thorough cleaning efforts. Additionally, if the urine has caused staining or if there are repeated accidents in the same area, it may be more challenging to completely eliminate the odour. However, proper cleaning techniques and treatments can significantly reduce or eliminate dog urine odour from carpets.

What can I do before calling the carpet cleaning pros?

Blotting a carpet stain with stains on a carpet, using solution of equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Pet owners can take proactive steps to prevent staining and odours caused by their furry friends. Having a washable bed can help minimize pet stains and odours by containing your pet’s dander, dirt, and body oils. This prevents those residues from spreading throughout the entire home, making cleaning and maintenance more manageable.

When accidents happen, it’s crucial to act quickly by blotting up messes with paper towels to absorb as much liquid as possible. This helps minimize the amount of urine that seeps into the carpet fibers and reduces the risk of lingering odors. For stubborn pet urine stains and odours, enzymatic cleaners can be highly effective in breaking down organic matter and eliminating odor-causing bacteria. 

Maybe you prefer to avoid using chemical cleaners to tackle dried dog urine or stubborn stains on your carpet. If so, try creating a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and generously apply it to the affected area. Use a sponge to gently work the solution into the carpet fibers. Then allow it to sit for approximately 15 minutes to penetrate the stains and odours. Afterward, blot the area with a clean, dry paper towel to lift away any residue, repeating the process as needed. Finally, vacuum the carpet to ensure thorough removal of any remaining particles or irritants.

It’s essential to exercise caution when using chemical cleaners on carpets. Adding chemicals (even home remedies) can sometimes lead to unintended consequences. A chemical reaction may occur, potentially causing carpet bleaching, exacerbating odours, or setting in the stain. To avoid these issues, it’s best to leave the use of chemical cleaners to the professionals. They have the expertise and specialized equipment to remove stains and odors without causing damage to carpet fibers. By following these preventive measures and seeking professional assistance when needed, pet owners can keep their carpets fresh and clean.

When should I call the pet professionals?

A Huskey puppy sitting near a urine stain on a brown carpet.

It’s important to consider the underlying reasons behind your pet’s regular accidents inside your home. Spayed or neutered animals may have occasional accidents, but unaltered pets may exhibit more persistent marking behaviours driven by instinct. Male pets tend to urinate in corners or on upright objects. Females typically mark open areas or the front of furniture. It’s true that even well-trained pets may have accidents, particularly if their routine or environment changes. If your pet’s behaviour doesn’t resolve despite your best efforts, seek guidance from a veterinarian or animal behaviourist. Remember, understanding and addressing your pet’s needs can lead to a happier and healthier relationship for both of you.

If you have older pets or young children in your home, it’s crucial to address pet accidents promptly to ensure a safe environment for everyone. You want to avoid exposing very young children crawling on carpets to residue from household cleaners and other odor-causing matter. Additionally, the introduction of new family members can sometimes lead to pet accidents, even in housebroken pets. By understanding the potential triggers behind your pet’s behaviour and seeking professional guidance if needed, you can create a cleaner, safer, and more comfortable living space for your entire family.

How does AmSteam handle tough pet odours?

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At AmSteam, we tackle tough pet odours head-on with our powerful cleaning solutions and expert techniques. When it comes to pesky urine smells and stubborn pet messes, we rely on our specialized stain removers and hot water extraction (steam cleaning) for the most effective results. Our professional cleaners are trained to address pet odours at their source without the need for harmful chemicals. AmSteam uses Benefect’s Botanical Disinfectant, a dye- and bleach-free cleaner. This cleaner is suitable for use around children, pets, the elderly, and chemically-sensitive individuals. We prioritize the health and safety of your family and pets while delivering the best possible cleaning outcomes using an environmentally friendly approach. Trust AmSteam to eliminate pet odours and leave your carpets smelling fresh and clean.

Addressing pet smells does not only improve the air quality in your home. It also contributes to a healthier home environment for you and your loved ones. By investing in professional help to thoroughly clean your carpets, you can enjoy the benefits of a fresh, clean carpet that brings true comfort to your home. Proper maintenance and occasional professional cleaning ensures that your carpets remain odour-free in the long run and provide a welcoming space for both you and your pets. Count on the expertise of AmSteam’s professional cleaners to tackle tough pet odours and leave your home smelling and feeling its best.

For more resources on pets vs. carpets, check out some of our other articles:

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