June Gloom: Why All of a Sudden, Your Rug Smells of Bad Pet Odor
Every year, once humidity in the air starts to increase, you may start to notice your rug smells of urine. Where did this bad odor come from all of a sudden? We refer to this phenomenon as June Gloom. And living in Kentucky, the summers don’t get much more humid than ours.
Pet accidents are a very common occurrence. Unfortunately, urine is one of the toughest odors to remove and your rug smells of the stench for a long, long time. Nothing makes this more obvious than when June comes around. You may have cleaned the stain, but that smell will still come back again. Even if you clean the area again, and think you have resolved the issue, somehow that smell still remains! The reason is due to certain components in the urine. There are three components that makeup urine; the liquid content, the stain-causing pigmentation, and the uric acid crystals. While your attempts at cleaning may have removed the first two components, the third is much harder to get rid of. These uric acid crystals, or “urine salts,” are the components that cause the odor. They remain in your carpet fibers in a dry state. Once the humidity rises, the moisture reactivates the crystals and that is why the odor returns time after time.
Humidity also increases your sensitivity to smells. The more humid your home, the stronger the odors become. Indoor humidity levels increase with normal everyday activities such as cooking, showering, or drying clothes. These activities all contribute to the reactivation of those urine salts causing the odor to return.
How can you combat June Gloom? You’ll need the help of a professional. Khazai Rugs Outlet’s cleaning process removes all three of the components in pet urine. Our expert cleaning process will flush out those odor-causing crystals leaving your rug smelling fresh and clean, even when the humidity hits those Kentucky highs.
Want to find out how you can avoid June Gloom and get rid of those gross pet odors? Schedule an appointment with our Rug Cleaning Experts! Or give us a call today, we will come to pick up your rug at no extra charge.
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