Cleaning Pet Urine Stains

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The odds of your puppy having an “accident” on your carpet before he or she is house trained are very high. You can do your best to crate train and leave your dog on tile and hardwood surfaces but more often than not a pet urine carpet stain will occur during the initial stages of owning a puppy.

Pet urine rug stains are common too for older dogs that are no longer able to control their bladder as well. These stains are also common if your dog is fearful of strangers or severe weather and thunderstorms outside.


You might not think a pet urine carpet stain is a big deal and that you can clean it the same as a food stain or dirt stain on carpet but that is not the case. Pet urine stains on carpet are very difficult to remove and very harmful to carpet and potentially your home.

The reason pet urine stains pose such a problem for homeowners is due to the ammonia smell the stains emit. The smell is a sign to your dog that he or she can continue to urinate in the same spot of the carpet or rug. If the dog continues to pee in the same area over and over it will saturate the carpet or rug fibers.

This results in the urine permeating the surface of the carpet and adhering to the fibers and pad beneath. The urine then converts to a crystal-like state and hardens. The hardened urine emits an even stronger smell.

The smell is extremely unpleasant to the nose and, as mentioned above, encourages future accidents in the same area. The urine itself is corrosive and as it builds up it will begin to deteriorate the carpet fibers and the carpet pad. If the urine stain goes ignored for too long it has the potential to seep into the subfloor and even the surrounding walls and continue the corrosion.

You can see that pet urine carpet stains are no ordinary stains. You should act immediately when it comes to any stain on your carpet but even more so for pet urine stains on rugs and carpet. This type of stain should be left for a professional carpet cleaning service near your home.

You will want to hire a company that practices carpet cleaning safe for pets. If possible, the service will be chemical free. Our research leads us to believe that Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchises offer the best and safest results when it comes to removing harmful pet urine odors and stains from carpet.

We strongly urge all pet owners to housetrain their puppy as soon as possible for the comfort of the pet and the well-being of your home and carpet. When accidents do occur, do not ignore them. Act fast and call Chem-Dry or a carpet cleaner near you to come to your home and address the stain right away before it crystalizes or corrodes the carpet and pad beneath.

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