3 Tips To Help You Remove Pet Odors When Replacing Your Carpet

Posted on: 5 May 2015

If your pets have destroyed your carpet by using it as a litter box, now may be the time to replace it. When you do this, you will need to take a few extra steps to ensure that the smell of urine is gone before you have the new carpet installed. If you don't, you will still smell the odors in your house, as will your pets, which may trigger them to keep urinating on the carpet

Step 1: Give Yourself Time

The first thing to realize is that you need to get the old carpet and padding ripped out of the house days before the carpet installers arrive. If you were planning on having them remove the carpet for you, you should schedule this several days before the installation will take place.

You will need this time so that you can properly clean and prepare your floors for the new carpet, and this is especially true if the floor under your carpet is made of wood. If it is made of concrete, it will not absorb the odors as much as wood does.

Step 2: Scrub the Floor

After the carpet and padding are removed, you should start the process of preparing the floors by cleaning and scrubbing them. Before you do this, it might be wise to sweep and vacuum the floors first, and then you can begin cleaning the floors.

There are numerous products you could use for this, but bleach is one of the best. If you dilute 2 cups of bleach in a bucket of water, you could use this with a floor mop to scrub the floors. Bleach will kill the germs on the floor, and it will also help eliminate any trapped odors that might be present. After doing this, let the floors dry overnight.

Step 3: Seal the Floor

Finally, you should apply some type of sealant to the floors. By doing this, you are sealing them off, which will help prevent any lingering smells from returning, and can keep future spills and stains out of the subfloor. Most of these products can be wiped or painted on, but you will need to let the floors dry overnight, or longer, before you place the new carpet down.

By following these tips, you will finally be able to get rid of pet odors in your home. To learn more, contact a flooring company such as Matteo Family Kitchens & Flooring Inc


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