Are you planning to replace your old carpeting because the pet odors have become too much? If so, there's a few tips that'll help you eliminate the smell that'll be left behind even after the old carpet has been removed and tips to help you protect your new carpet from suffering the same damage.
Scrub the Sub-Floor
The wood underneath the carpeting will need to be cleaned – cleaned very well if you don't want to smell the pet odors after the new carpet is installed.
The best method of cleaning the sub-flooring is to sweep it well. Get a jug of Nature's Miracle pet cleaning solution and a pump sprayer. Fill the sprayer with the cleaning solution and spray it all over the floor generously. That's it – all you have to do at this point is let it dry. To expedite the drying process, place fans around the room, and maybe run a dehumidifier in the room.
Seal the Sub-Floor
Once the sub-floor has dried, you'll want to seal it with a coat of odor blocking primer/paint. If the odor is very bad, look for the products used in fire restoration work. This paint seals up odors of any kind and will not allow them to stink up the new carpeting.
Care for the New Carpeting
If you're still having problems getting your pets to quit messing on your carpeting, really, the best thing to do is to keep the pet out of the rooms with the new carpeting. If that's not an option, just be prepared to do the clean-up as soon as they've gone potty on the carpeting.
The best method to clean up pet messes is to get yourself a small hand-held carpet spot cleaner. When you find a wet spot, use the suction on the machine to suck the urine out of the carpeting. Then, you can use the cleaning feature of the unit, or you can use the Nature's Miracle to soak the area and let it dry. The key is to get the mess cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent it from soaking into the padding under the carpeting.
Buy a Grass Patch Pee Pad
Some dogs fight using the cheap pee pads, but these grass patch pee pads have worked wonders for a lot of puppies and older dogs that can't make it outside like they used to. If there's one area in the room that the dog prefers to pee on, place the grass patch pee pad there – it might help deter the urinating on the carpeting.
It takes a lot of work to undo the damage that family pets do to a home, but it is possible. Hopefully, the new carpeting will stay fresh and clean for you to enjoy for years to come. Contact a company, like Christian's Carpets and Fine Flooring, for more help.