Why you can't just cover the odor...
In order for you to better realize why you cannot
just cover up pet odor, you must first understand
the molecular structure of what is causing the
Fresh urine usually has little odor. The offensive
urine odor doesn't actually begin, until it starts
to decay and release ammonia gas. A second level
of decay will follow, which releases, mercaptam
( a foul-smelling organic compound) which comes
from the same family of odor as skunk spray.
Natural bacteria attack the urine as it breaks
down, and digests the urea, sodium chloride, lipids,
and phosphorus-and potassium-containing urine.
The bacteria leaves behind phosphate salts, which
will stick to the carpet, making it extremely
difficult to clean up. These salts are what release
the odor, they need heat and humidity to do this.
Some animals tend to urinate in the same area,
as a result, the animal is applying heat and humidity
to the area in question. The odor will become
increasingly more pungent each time this occurs.
A routine professional carpet cleaning will not
remove these phosphate salts from your carpet.
Special enzyme cleaners are required to do this,
so be sure to inform us of the nature of the problem
while scheduling the appointment by phone.