Odor and Urine Control
Please note that when cleaning urine spots, there is a difference between cleaning the urine soiling and treating for odor. Cleaning existing urine spots may not remove any associated odor. In fact, cleaning could increase the odor in the air space for a temporary period of time. If you are experiencing an odor problem, there are two urine odor treatments available. We explain both odor treatments below.
Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it is in an almost "neutral" state, which means it is easier to remove when it is fresh. Once it dries, it turns "alkaline" and becomes more difficult to remove. If left for days or weeks, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will permanently change the dye structure, therefore causing permanent staining. Even if the soluble deposits are removed, the damage to the dye structure may already be done. This means that no one can guarantee complete removal of all urine spots. Please consult with your technician if you have questionable urine spots on your carpet.
How to clean urine spots
To prevent permanent staining in the future, clean urine spots immediately by blotting with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towels until no moisture is transferred to the blotter. To clean the spot, mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage (don't rub) into the spot with a white terry cloth. Once you have "flushed" as much of the urine out as possible, blot with dry cloths until dry to the touch. If you have a small extraction machine, flush with fresh water until spot is removed.
Do not use over the counter, general spotters or extraction detergent. If you do not use the formula specified above, ask us about special pet spotters.
Pet Odor Removal Services
The Tu's Group, Inc. offers two pet odor treatments:
Minor Odor Treatment
In this treatment an odor eating enzyme will be applied directly to odor causing spots. Although this treatment is a valiant attempt, it is not guaranteed.
Major Odor Treatment
In this treatment, we pull the affected carpet up and completely saturate the carpet, backing, and cushion (pad). This is a very extensive treatment that ensures we get to the source. This treatment is guaranteed. There may be cases when the walls and baseboards are contaminated preventing us from guaranteeing the removal. We will advise you in advance.
Don't judge a soiled carpet by its appearance. The urine-damaged portion of your carpet may appear to only be a small spot, but it can actually be a larger portion on the underside of the carpet! For example, a carpet that appears to be 20% damaged on the surface may actually have a damaged area of 60% of the back of the carpet.
The Tu's Group, Inc. will try to remove the urine stain and odor from your carpet, but we are not miracle workers; urine can alter the structure of your carpet, and sometimes this cannot be reversed. We will not attempt to restore urine damaged carpets that have more than 20% of the surface area affected.
"I was very pleased with The Tu's Group work. After housebreaking our puppy, I thought I would have to get new carpeting but the thorough cleaning restored them to their previous condition."
~Beverly Ryczek, Herndon, VA
Your home deserves the best care it can get, and you can rest assured that it will with The Tu's Group, Inc. Our specialists are carefully trained and certified by the best organizations in the industry. The following are certifications obtained by The Tu's Group, Inc. Owner and President, Peter Tu.
- Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC, The CleanTrust)
- Carpet Cleaning
- Rug Cleaning Technician
- Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
- Journeyman Textile Cleaner
- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- Unsmoke System and Procedures
- Odor Removal, Decontamination, and Disinfection
- DuPont Masterseries Carpet Care System
- Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning
- Host School
- Modern Carpet Maintenance
Our Service Areas
Northern Virginia, Loudoun County VA, Prince William County VA, Fairfax County VA, Arlington County VA, Sterling VA, Ashburn VA, Vienna VA, Great Falls VA, McLean VA, Reston VA, Herndon VA, Fairfax VA.