Damaged Carpet DisposalFirst things first, analyze the damage and assess the situation. Generally, pet damage will affect most of your rooms. If the damage is done on tiling, that’s not a big issue. It can be cleaned. But if it’s carpet, then you’re looking at a lot of problems.
Pet urine in the carpet not only leaves an unsightly stain and an unpleasant odor, but it penetrates the fibers and contaminates both the carpet and the floor underneath. That’s why it can require major restoration work, well beyond just a simple cleaning and treating. The longer an incident goes untreated, the more likely the urine odor is to permeate deeper and deeper into floors, walls and even the framework and foundation of the home. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. —ChemDryYou might have to remove any pet damage on the flooring, carpet, hardwood, tiles, or panels. Note that this type of damage seeps into subfloor and may require a liberal use of elbow grease. In other words, it’s going to take quite a bit of time and effort.
Banning Pet Damage Clean Up GuidePet stains have lingering odors and you can’t simply put new flooring over damage done to a subfloor. The way to deal with these stains is to follow these steps:
- Apply an odor blocking resin to the stains. Rather than bleach, go with an odor-blocking resin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Or, if you prefer bleach, you can go that route. But either way, don’t overdo it and use fans to speed-up the drying process.
- Clean the entire subfloor. Next, use dish soap to clean up the subfloor and disinfect it further. Use a clean mop and bucket and allow it to dry out overnight.
- Install new flooring. You can then install carpet or hardwood. Depending on your budget and location, carpet will likely be the best choice. Choose one that’s very durable and has a good longevity to make it worthwhile.