for you to better realize why you cannot just cover up
pet odor, you must first understand the molecular structure
of what is causing the odor.
usually has little odor. The offensive urine odor doesn't
actually begin, until it starts to decay and release ammonia
gas. A second level of decay will follow, which releases,
mercaptam ( a foul-smelling organic compound) which comes
from the same family of odor as skunk spray.
attack the urine as it breaks down, and digests the urea,
sodium chloride, lipids, and phosphorus-and potassium-containing
urine. The bacteria leaves behind phosphate salts, which
will stick to the carpet, making it extremely difficult
to clean up. These salts are what release the odor, they
need heat and humidity to do this. Some animals tend to
urinate in the same area, as a result, the animal is applying
heat and humidity to the area in question. The odor will
become increasingly more pungent each time this occurs.
routine professional carpet cleaning will not remove these
phosphate salts from your carpet. Special enzyme cleaners
are required to do this, so be sure to inform DRIES
IN MINUTES of the nature of the problem while
scheduling the appointment by phone.