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USClean Identifies Solutions for Pet Urine and Pet Odor on Carpets

Overland Park, KS, September 14, 2009 --( USClean re-engineers its procedures for removing pet urine and odors from carpets.

USClean, a leader in carpet cleaning and stain removal, experiences roughly 75% of their customers suffering from pet urine and pet odor problems. The Kansas-based carpet cleaning company has an expert grasp of urine stains and odors on carpeted surfaces. General removal procedures have been determined as identifying, cleaning and then treating the contaminated areas.

The carpet cleaning process for pet urine and odor is broken down into six actions:
1) Identifying what type of animal is causing the problem.
2) Identifying the areas that are contaminated.
3) Cleaning & neutralizing the contaminated area.
4) Treating the odor molecules.
5) Treating the bacteria.
6) Introducing a new & pleasant odor.

In order to determine the contaminated area, The Kansas-based carpet cleaning company uses high intensity black lights. This also determines if a surface treatment (treating the face yarns of the carpet) or a subsurface treatment (complete saturation of treatment to penetrate the pad and sub floor) is needed.

President of USClean, Ryan Christopher also explained the nature of coloration of urine on carpet stains, “Every situation is different. Sometimes the combination of the acidity of the urine and how much the carpet reacts to acid types of dyes, the yellow pigment from the urine can bond to the carpet fibers and permanently change the color. This usually is the case when the carpet is not properly taken care of or if a particular spot is neglected for treatment for some period of time. When cleaning urine, it is important to neutralize the urine from corroding the carpet and damaging it any further and to remove the urine salts.”

Urine is one of the only chemicals that will change its pH. When urine is wet, it’s an acid based chemical. When urine is dry and all the moisture evaporates it becomes an alkaline based chemical. When the moisture goes away, urine salts are left in the carpet, typically with a pretty high alkaline reading. When there is high humidity, the urine salts absorb the moisture and the salts become opened up and odor is a result of it. This is why most of our odor treatments happen in the spring.

Ryan continues, “Naturally, when cleaning urine, it is going to get wet and the odor molecules are going to be released. We apply an odor neutralizer that acts as a binding and pairing agent. It goes straight to the urine odor molecules and eliminates them.”

Moreover, the carpet cleaning company also removes the source of the odor. USClean uses an enzyme to consume the food source of the odor causing bacteria. Consequently, the bacteria are eliminated.

Lastly, USClean applies a new and pleasant odor to the treated area, permanently getting rid of the smell of urine. Within 3 to 5 days, the new odor will dissipate and the true odor is left in the home.

The USClean procedure for eliminating pet urine and odors on carpets has proven successful for their customers in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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