Cat Urine

Cat Urine

The most difficult substance to remove from wool rugs is cat urine, and this is due to simple biology.

Due to their desert origins, a cat’s urine is highly concentrated and contains very little water. If you own a wool rug that has had cat urine on it at some point, another cat may notice that the rug has been peed on before and will do it again. You can avoid permanent damage if the rug is professionally cleaned soon after the incident.

Dog Urine

Dog urine contains roughly 95% water and 5% water-soluble organic materials and ions. Its elevated levels of nitrogen cause it to turn grass or your rug yellow.

To effectively remove dog urine, we must first determine the stain’s pH level to formulate a cleansing solution. It will effectively break down and clean the stain. Dog urine contains:

  • urea
  • creatinine
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • chloride
  • inorganic

and organic compounds including uric acid; that can acquire strong odors due to bacterial action and the release of ammonia.

Dog Urine

Odor Removal

Another concern of pet owners with area rugs in their homes is the strong odor of urine stains.

Have you ever wondered why this smell is so difficult to remove from your rug? Blame the uric acid!

It forms salts and crystals that bind to rug fibers and are hard to clean and get rid of. As these crystals are exposed to water or moisture from the air, they continually release their smell, as demonstrated on humid days. However, pet owners’ attempts to remove stains and odors from area rugs are often unsuccessful, and in fact, they can make the situation worse.

Expert area rug cleaners help by completely removing the salts and crystals bound to the rug’s fibers and taking the odor with it.

Odor Removal

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