Urine Contamination – Can It Really Be Dealt With?
We have all seen it at some point in our lives – and even smelt it if it’s that bad. Of course we are talking about pet and human urine being deposited on carpets or upholstery. Obviously it is always an accident, usually through perhaps old age or from some illness – or just plain old having a weak bladder and being left for too long.
Some pet owners believe that their cherished pet (and they are cherished – we adored our dog when he was alive) can never do any wrong – and understandably but unfortunately some pets can do a small tiddle now and again somewhere in the house – and usually the lounge. Because there is not always an odour it’s difficult to tell. Some pet/human urine can smell really strong where others do not.
Anyway, having your carpet or upholstery ‘scanned’ to determine whether they are infected or not is quite a simple process and takes away the guess work. If it is caught early the damage can usually be limited or completely removed – I’m sure you have all seen the yellowing effect near toilets that have carpets? It’s too late for those areas because the colour has been damaged – but do you have other areas that have started to suddenly smell a bit?
In extreme cases your carpet may need to be lifted, as urine (like any liquid) can travel down and penetrate the underlay – or even the floor boards!
In the photo above you will see that the urine patches have been highlighted by our special UV urine rated detection amplifiers because the salts found in urine become fluorescent. The patches are in fact usually INVISIBLE to the human eye – but not to us! We can deal with these issues and make your furnishings healthily clean – bacteria and virus free.
So if you have a pet or an elderly relative, and suspect that the carpets or upholstery are harboring urine deposits, why not get the professionals in to sort the areas concerned – and the odours associated with them?