Pet odors in the home can range from being mildly uncomfortable to extremely embarrassing. To top this off, removing the unwanted scents can be very difficult. However, pet odor removal is important not only to get rid of the smell but to prevent re-soiling in a specific area as well as some health hazards.
Unfortunately, pets will keep re-soiling in a preferred area unless the previous odor has been entirely eliminated. Dogs, cats and other pets have a far greater sense of smell than the human nose. So even if you can no longer detect an odor, your pet knows it's there.
Professional pet odor removal ensures that the deepest scent is entirely eliminated so that even the most sensitive doggy or kitty nose can no longer detect it. This is due to a cleaning process that uses enzyme cleaners that are designed to breakdown and remove biological matter.
The latest technology can be used by your pet odor removal expert to identify areas where pet urine or defecation may be present but not visible to the naked eye. UV lights are ideal for finding the areas that may be contributing to the bad odor but that you may be unaware of. It is essential to identify all areas where pet odor may exist in order to effectively refresh and eliminate bad scents from your home.
In addition, expert cleaning will ensure that all stains, oils and unsightly marks are effectively removed from the area. The cleaning process is safe for most types of carpeting or area rug materials, upholstery fabric and curtains. Specialized cleaning can also be used on hard surfaces such as tiles, wood floors and even walls to further eliminate bad pet odors in certain areas.
Once the pet odor and stains have been successfully removed, it is important to employ some animal behavior techniques in order to prevent re-soiling of the area or soiling in another area of the home. Enzyme cleaners cause a chemical reaction that eliminates pet odors on a molecular level.
What To Do When Your Pet Soils
It is important to take immediate action when your pet urinates, defecates or sprays in your home. The first step is to remove the stool and dab up any excess moisture as quickly as possible with a damp cloth or swab. It is best not to allow the area to dry before cleaning.
Use an enzyme cleaning product to effectively clean the area. Follow the instruction carefully to have the greatest success of preventing the soiled area from turning into an unpleasant odor. Enzyme cleaners are available at your local supermarket but can also be obtained in pet stores or from your veterinarian.
If you do not have an enzyme cleaner handy, use the foam from a solution of laundry detergent and water or spot and stain remover. Most of these products contain enzyme cleaning properties.
How To Prevent Future Pet Odors
Pets often urinate or defecate in areas as part of territorial behavior. Eliminating stress on your pet from external factors that may be causing this type of behavior is essential. You can contact a local pet psychologist to help determine what stress factors that could be causing the behavior.
Animals that are bored or feel trapped in a home could also result in unwanted behaviors. Ensure that you play with your pets often and that they are taken for regular walks to keep them happy and decrease the likelihood of soiling in the home.
With cats, the amount and placement of litter trays may also be important. If a cat is re-soiling constantly in a specific area, it may be necessary to place a litter tray in that space. Changing the type of litter in the sand box may also be beneficial.
When To Call The Experts
If you notice a bad pet odor in the home but cannot identify where it is coming from, it is time to call in the experts. Ask your pet odor removal specialists to provide you with a free quote and ensure that the identifying where the odor is coming from as well as the cleaning process are included in the price.