Pet Odor and Stain Removal
Tired of being forced to choose between your pets and beautiful floors? With Gallery Carpet Care, you don’t have to!
Minor Odor Treatment
We will apply our own special commercial grade deodorizer to the affected areas. Next, a special sub-surface extraction tool is used that extracts all the way to the carpet padding. This is a very good alternative to the costly major odor treatment.
Major Odor Treatment
This process involves pulling up the carpet in the affected area, cleaning and treating the backing, removing and replacing the padding, cleaning, treating and sealing the sub floor, and finally treating the carpet pile.
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Do-It-Yourself Pet Stain Removal
The best tool to have is a small, one gallon WetVac or small spot removal machine. A small WetVac can be purchased for under $30.00. We recommend a small machine because the more convenient, the more likely you are to get it out for an accident. If you can get the urine up while it is fresh you will have a better chance of 100% removal. Simply suck the urine right out of the carpet. Then apply an enzyme deodorizer targeted for animal urine and let it sit a few minutes. These enzyme deodorizers can be purchased at pet stores, Home Depot & Lowes. We recommend Natures’ Miracle. Then pour a measuring cup of warm water on the spot and suck it out to rinse the carpet. Always dry the carpet as much as possible and never scrub or rub the carpet. This will distort the face fiber and break down the fiber protection and allow for easy staining.
The Best Cleaning Agents for Urine
Enzymes are the best cleaning agent for urine, vomit, and feces. An enzyme is the only cleaning agent that actually eats up the bad bacteria. For the best results use an enzyme spotter after you have rinsed the carpet, especially if the spot is not a fresh one. We recommend Nature’s Miracle, which can be purchased at any local pet store. Always read the directions before use!
Products to Avoid
Try to stay away from products with high pH such as ammonia, Resolve, and oxygen bleaches. These products will leave the carpet with a residue and in a high pH state, which will enable the carpet to attract dirt like a magnet. In some instances, the use of the wrong product can cause the urine stain to be permanent. Please call Gallery Carpet Care first if you are not sure about a product you may want to try.