Pet Stains & Odors Gone!
Pet Odor Removal from Carpets
ALL CLEAN!, LLC provides pet odor removal from deep within your carpet fibers and more. Here’s how it works… When a dog or cat urinates on your carpet, the urine often goes down into the backing, padding, and sub-floor, where a regular carpet cleaning can not reach. The first thing we do with any pet contamination scenario is to darken the room and use a black light to illuminate the pet stains. (Urine stains glow under UV lighting). Many customers are surprised to find that Fido was naughtier than they thought!
There are essentially four options when considering pet odor removal. Let’s look at each one to find out what’s best for you. Here they are from least to most aggressive…
OPTION 1: REMOVE MILD PET ODORS SUCH AS a WET DOG SMELL
Before we get started on actual cost related methods and procedures, I’d like to first mention that if you have a “doggy smell” or “wet dog smell”, you do NOT need to spend extra money on deodorization for dog odor removal.
Many companies try to upsell deodorizers. Don’t let them fool you into spending more money than you need to spend. If they have good equipment, they can easily flush out the dog odor without having to add expensive chemicals. This is what you get with ALL CLEAN!, LLC – a deep down thorough carpet cleaning that automatically removes pet odors from carpet fibers. Our high heat, high water volume, and high suction power is quite sufficient. No extra chemicals required!
Oh, and once we’ve cleaned your carpets and IF any urine stains still remain, we will apply a chemical (at no extra charge) to remove those pet urine stains. The pet stains will disappear within a few hours as the chemical dissipates. Result: No odor and no stains at no extra cost to you!
OPTION 2: REMOVE MEDIUM LEVEL PET ODORS - UNPLEASANT SMELL
When a pet urinates in your carpet, and it’s more than just a “dribble”, the urine goes down into the backing, padding, and possibly even the sub-floor. Not to fear! We have Options 2 and 3 for tackling this scenario. Option 2 is far less expensive than Option 3, but it’s only effective on small areas.
Enzymes - Safe and Effective
One thing to consider first is that no matter who cleans your carpet, no matter how powerful their equipment… neither the backing, the padding, nor the sub-floor will be cleaned or deodorized with just a standard carpet cleaning. Mild odors will still emanate from underneath your carpet unless it is properly addressed. Option 2 is the application of enzymes after we’ve extracted the urine from within your carpet with a thorough carpet cleaning. The enzymes will effectively eat away and eliminate the low to mid-level urine odor from within your carpet.
Option 2: Pet Odor and Stain Removal
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Cost effective, but with a downside
Other than only being able to treat small areas, another downside to this method is that if you have a urine stain and urine odor simultaneously, we can’t treat both at the same time. The stain removal chemical will kill the enzymes, rendering the enzymes ineffective. So what many customers will choose to do is have us clean their carpets and then apply just the stain removal chemical. Then, after waiting a few hours for the stain to disappear, they’ll do a self-treatment for the odor. All you need to do is apply an inexpensive enzyme after the urine stain is gone and your problem is solved! This method is a very cost-effective way for treating low to medium level cat and dog urine odors.
OPTION 3: PET ODOR REMOVAL - MEDIUM TO SEVERE URINE ODORS - SMELL IS EXTREMELY BAD!!!
For strong and excessive pet odor removal caused by urine that is deep within your carpet’s backing, padding, and sub-floor, we first identify the contaminated areas. We do this by darkening the room and illuminating the pet urine with ultraviolet light. (See pictures below). We then mix a powdered chemical at about 200 degrees F. (a gallon or two at a time) and pour it into your carpet, thoroughly saturating the contaminated areas down to the sub-floor.
Remove Pet Odors and Stains
As per the manufacturer, the chemical “combines the power of natural oxygen with the biological power of odor modification to destroy odorous materials without leaving strong artificial fragrances behind”. The product dwells for half an hour and during this time it will decontaminate the area and remove the pet odors and stains, all in one efficient process.
The Most Effective Pet Odor Removal Process
After the half hour is up, and the urine has been broken down by the chemical, we use a Water Claw (shown in the pictures below) to extract the pet urine along with the chemical, out into our cleaning van. After this pet odor removal process is complete, we then clean as normal to remove dirt and any residuals left behind. I believe this method to be the most effective way of removing severe pet odors from wall to wall carpet offered by any carpet cleaning company.
Note: A phone conversation rather than email is preferred when enquiring about pet odor remediation.
Option 3: Medium to Severe
Pet Odor and Stain Removal
This is what urine looks like under black light
and then being extracted with our Water Claw.
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OPTION 4: REPLACE THE CARPET!
Oh yes, there is always Option #4. If the amount of product needed to solve an extreme pet odor problem exceeds 5 gallons per average sized room, we typically recommend replacing the carpet. Both the moisture level and the cost (in my opinion) would exceed the benefit of having the pet contamination remediated.
Which Option is Best for You?
So whether you’d like to just have your carpets cleaned as with Option 1, treat with enzymes as with Option 2, go with the aggressive deodorization as with Option 3, or replace your carpets as with Option 4, we want what’s best for you and we’ll recommend accordingly. If you’d like, we’ll come to your home to analyze your situation at no charge. All we ask is that if you want us to remove the pet urine odor, you’d have us do it the same day while we’re there. Either way, whether we proceed or not with the pet odor removal is entirely your decision. We’re in business to serve YOU!
What They Say About
Our Odor Removal Process
You did great. your men were very professional and did a great job. I left the windows open and the fans on for three days,and i don’t smell the dog smell any more.
You did a great job,the price was right and i will call again if i have the need.
Great job. Carpets clean and odor free. Thank you for showing up on time and a job well done.
My 28 year old wall to wall looks BRAND NEW!!!!! And, the dogs spots are gone on the new carpet. You are professional !!! When my son saw how beautiful the carpets looked..he was upset that he hadn’t had his room done. “YOU” will definitely be back!! Thanks
The odor removal and cleaning you did 2 years ago was great. The odor never came back.
ALL CLEAN!, LLC has done my carpets for five years and I always feel delighted with the results. I have wool Berber carpeting throughout my nearly 6,000 square foot home so there’s a lot to be done. Joe and his son are very meticulous and as kind as they are caring. I never worry when they do our carpets! They have also done an excellent job cleaning our bathrooms’ tile—they look new when they’re finished. And they have also cleaned sofas and chairs—the upholstery looks great. Joe and his son are a rare business in today’s society—they truly care about giving excellent service and work diligently to make things perfect. I could not be happier! Oh, yes, you might like to know that we have two BIG hairy dogs—a Newfoundland and a Bernese Mountain Dog— so you can imagine how much we appreciate what Joe and his son do cleaning for us!
Thanks Joe. The place looks and smells great.
The job you did for us was wonderful. I am enjoying my home again. Your cleaning methods completely got rid of the ammonia odor. I took your advice and got a bottle of biokleen bac-out. So far, so good!
My wool rug smells wonderful and is finally clean! I am so pleased with the service and the results. Your honest pricing and professionalism are refreshing. I am so pleased that I was not charged for urine deodorizing that I ended up not needing. Thank you!
Very knowledgeable about area rugs. The wool rugs are softer than when they were new & they smell great too! We definitely recommend & will use again! Thanks!
Joe, you achieved the impossible with our pet stained, smelly carpet. We thought for sure we would have to replace our family room carpeting. You arrived on time, did the job as promised and we are sitting in our family room without holding our noses! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We were pleasantly surprised at the whole cleaning system and how efficient ALL CLEAN was. Our rugs look and smell like new! Thank you Guys!
The carpets look and smell great! As soon as I walked in the house I could tell the difference. Thank you for a wonderful product & excellent result.
Joe arrived on time to my condo. The following day I noticed a wet dog smell and called. He asked if I would be around that night, he came by and redid the entire job. He could have easily said to give it a week, but HE insisted he wanted to take care of it immediately to my satisfaction and not wait. I highly recommend All Clean!, it is the unforeseen issues that really make the level of customer service so important.
AMAZING JOB! THE CARPETS HAD SO MUCH DAMAGE DONE BY PAST RENTERS AND I NEVER EXPECTED THEM TO RECOVER. THEY LOOK, FEEL, AND SMELL LIKE NEW! A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION! THANK YOU JOE!
Dear Joe, Thanks for doing a great job last week. The laundry room lost that dog odor. No need to come back with that stronger stuff you talked about.
You are the best carpet cleaner I have had. As a “barefooter” and owner of 5 cats, the improved condition of my rugs after your service is near miraculous. Thank you for being so good at what you do!
Thank you for giving us tips on how to clean up after our pets. The family room looks great & the tile / grout look much cleaner.
I had a love seat with pillows that was given to me, very good condition but dirty with an odor. When Joe arrived he was very professional and explained the process. When he first started on the love seat I was AMAZED on how clean it was coming out. There was couple spots that I thought he would never get out, however he did, just amazing. He also used a deodorizer to eliminate the smell. I am very happy with the outcome of this project. I will definitely use All Clean again when I have my carpet done. Thanks Joe for outstanding job you did!!
Our carpets look great, smell clean & brighten up the rooms. We appreciate the good job you do, Joe. Thanks.
Frequently Asked Questions about Our Pet Odor Removal Services
Will my carpet be 100% odor free?
I like to be conservative and say that you will realize at least a 95% improvement in the odor level. For most people that is more than enough. I will advise though that if you are selling your home, the 5% that remains can be an issue for the buyer. The homeowner tends to become accustomed to the odor, making the 95% a huge improvement. Whereas the potential buyer may be able to smell subtle odors that the homeowner can not.
Is your deodorization chemical safe for my pet?
Yes, there are no toxicity concerns with our deodorization chemicals. There is a slight odor though during the cleaning process that is non-offensive and will dissipate shortly after the cleaning process.
Do you have a do-it-yourself way of removing pet urine odors and stains?
I, get asked this question quite often. Yes, I have a very effective way of removing both the stain and the smell as long as you get to it soon enough. Once the urine dries it is not as likely to remove the stain, but this process will still help with the smell.
First, I’d like to share with you what you should NOT do:
Don’t try to suck it up with a vacuum. This will damage standard type vacuums and cause wet-vacs to smell.
Don't use vinegar. Unless you like your house smelling like vinegar.
Don’t use chemicals such as Resolve, Spot Shot, etc… These chemicals are primarily designed for removing dirt, not pet odors.
Here’s what you should do to remove pet odors from urine, and the sooner you can do this after your pet has urinated, the better.
Step 1 - Blot as much as you can with a paper towel, towel, or any cloth will do. Better yet, if you have a small carpet cleaning devise like a Spot Bot to extract the urine, that may work even better.
Step 2 - Saturate the area with an enzyme-based chemical such as BioKleen’s Bac-Out or Nature’s Miracle. These products can be found on Amazon. Nature's Miracle can be found in most pet stores. The enzymes (actually non-pathogenic bacteria) will literally eat away at the urine like microscopic Pac Men.
Step 3 - Wet a white washcloth at least the size of the urine spot with luke-warm water. White is preferable as to prevent bleeding from the dyes of a colored towel.
Step 4 - Place the washcloth over the spot. This will keep the bacteria alive longer so they can do a better job eating away at the offending urine. And, the residual urine that was left in the carpet after blotting with the dry towel in step 1 will wick into the washcloth preventing a permanent stain in your carpet.
Step 5 - Leave the moistened towel in place for up to 10 hours. After that period of time, you may remove the towel and let the carpet dry on its own. The stain and the odor should be 100% gone once the carpet is dry IF you caught it in time!
Just remember, this pet odor removal procedure is good only if the urine stains are not too extensive. You don't want to wet your carpet with too much product at once as it needs to dry, preferably within a day. If you have a significant amount of urine in your carpet I recommend giving us a call so that we can come out and do Option 3, found above on this page.
To schedule an appointment, or to just ask questions and inquire about prices, call 215-538-0290 or use the contact form to the right. We'll look forward to hearing from you!