Pet urine deposits are biologically created by water, enzymes, urea, uric acid, cholesterol and other chemicals – with a yellow pigment when it turns to alkaline. When pets pee, the liquid that comes out is an acid, but after 24 hours this acid begins turns into an alkaline due to bacteria and ph levels. The salt produced from the alkaline mixes with the yellow pigment and causes the yellow coloring or stains that can be seen on the surface of the carpets and also in the backing of your carpets with a black light.
The most important thing you can do with urine spots is get the pee right away.
The longer urine is left in your carpets, it becomes harder to remove. The bacteria that grows in pet urine can cause color changes, especially if there are blue or cool tones in the fibers. It is important to note this because it sometimes can appear like a carpet cleaner cannot reverse the ph-even though the carpet is clean – because the stain is actually a color change that has taken place within the carpet or rug fibers.
Another reason pee stains is the smell left behind. This unpleasant odor is caused by the ammonia and bacteria mentioned above, and if they are not cleaned right way, the smell will get worse as time goes on. Your Castle Rock home with pets can smell worse on a humid days or just after cleaning. Urine also soaks down into the pad, and can be hard to remove by a cleaning wand.
Urine must be neutralized to clean a carpet properly.
Many of the carpet cleaning spotters available in stores like Walmart are meant for food and drink stains. This makes for a clean looking carpet, but not a clean smelling one. An enzymatic cleaner or disinfectant, like the one TLC Carpet Care uses when cleaning, must be used to accomplish removal of the spot and the smell. A professional carpet cleaner with professional steam cleaning equipment and using with an enzymatic products cleans deeper into carpet to kill the bacteria lurking deep in your carpets
Would you like to know more about why urine stains are so hard to remove from carpets visit us at tlccarpetcare.net or call TLC Carpet Care Today 720-314-0178