Pets are members of the family and the odors they bring into your household, or vehicle doesn’t trump the love. That is why most pet owners accept that the smell is part of the job. However, permanently neutralizing pet odors is possible and makes for a happier home. Pet odor removal is a particularly cumbersome task because once set; the smell can permanently damage the floor, carpet, furniture, and vehicle interior.
Why is pet odor removal so difficult? Primarily, it is the chemical makeup that causes the odor. Urine, for example, is rich in nitrogen and can have a strong ammonia smell. Other waste products contain foul-smelling bacteria. When you combine these strong odors with improper cleanup, you are stuck with a smell that won’t go away.
When accidents happen, the liquid doesn’t just sit on the surface. It seeps down into the fibrous material. That is where odor lives, and can be the most difficult place to reach. Homeowners get used to the smell and fail to realize it remains after they clean up.
Wet Dog Smell – The specific oil is called Sebum, it collects on the hair shaft and follicles to protect a dog’s skin from dehydration. When the dog gets wet, like after a day at the beach or a bath, the oil and the water together create a bacteria which causes the unpleasant odor.
Urine – Urine is the worst offender because it not only produces a lingering smell but can also actually damage the dyes and fibers in the rug.
Vomit – Stomach acid has the potential to harm any surface, including carpets.
Fecal matter – Most damage from fecal matter comes due to improper cleanup. Rubbing the area embeds the waste into the carpet fibers and backing where is can cause permanent problems.
Kennel cough – Canine infectious tracheobrochitis, often referred to as a kennel cough, is a contagious disease found where groups of dogs are gathered. It is often spread at dog parks, dog shows, day cares and boarding facilities.
Do It Yourself vs. Professional Services by Pacific Decontamination:
The majority of pet odor removal requires professional service. Over the counter, products are stopgap measures at best. They claim to make the odor go away, however, what they do is cover it up. The combination of the fragrance and the family’s desensitization to the smell is just a temporary fix.
Our professional service takes a more scientific approach to the problem. The goal is neutralization, not masking. Commercial removal products will counteract the smell instead of covering it up.
What is the answer to pet odors? Do your best to spot clean the area yourself first. Rubbing alcohol, watered-down ammonia, and an enzyme detergent will help remove all odors, at least temporarily, but for extensive problems, you will need the services of Pacific Decontamination.
Our professional, on-site service, effectively neutralizes up to 99.99999% of all bacteria, allergen, fungus, viruses, spores, chemical and biological hazards in your home, vehicle or office. This includes the elimination of all pet odors and potential neutralization of the spread of kennel cough.
We use the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. It is completely pet safe, eco-friendly and Health Canada approved. Our formula is non-flammable, non-corrosive, contains zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and biodegradable.
Our treatment leaves a non-toxic pH neutral residual barrier to prevent re-growth of bacteria, viruses, and other types of contaminants. We build a shield for you that offers constant protection to you and your pet, and we do so in a way that is verifiable and affordable.