Pet Odours and Stains – Your Pet’s Little Accident is a Ticking Bacteria Bomb

Winter always sees an increase in indoor pet accidents. Can you blame them? Who really wants to step a foot or paw outside when it’s teeth-chattering cold? 

When this unfortunate incident occurs, don’t think your panic to clean up immediately is overreacting. Your instincts are correct — pet urine is a ticking bacteria bomb that also causes fibre damage.

Here’s the science to prove it:

Fresh Pet Urine:

When first deposited on a rug or carpet, pet urine has a pH of about 5 or 6, on the acid side of the pH scale. In this warm state, it instantly becomes a flourishing breeding ground for bacteria.

As it oxidises, the chemical reaction causes the rug fibres to change colour, which can become permanent if the urine isn’t immediately removed.

Dried Pet Urine:

If pet urine is left to dry, it turns alkaline reaching a high pH between 10 to 12 (bleach is 13) causing irreparable colour damage as well as those pungent odours that reoccur as non-water soluble uric acid crystals form and bond to rug fibres.

So now you know the chemistry behind it, if your pet does have a little accident on your rug, do what you can straight away, like blotting up the liquid, and removing any solids, then call the professionals at Premium Rug Cleaning to fully defuse that ticking bacteria bomb.

The Family of Fibre Care Businesses – all under one roof!

We’re not just here for pet mishaps, our family of businesses has the expertise to restore all rugs to their full potential.

Our skilled professionals at Premium Rug Cleaning will meticulously clean and sanitise your rug, leaving it refreshed and rejuvenated.

⇒ Our companion business, Premium Carpet Dyeing, specialises in rectifying bleach stains and colour runs, that will restore your rug to its former glory.

⇒ And finally, our experts can safeguard your rug from future pet “misdemeanours”, and everyday spills and soiling, with our cutting-edge fibre protector MicroSeal — the ultimate defence against everything that life throws at your rug.

Still need convincing? Watch this video to see the true value of protecting your rugs especially if you have pets in the family.

As well as knowing everything about rug fibres we also understand the value of your time. That’s why we can perform all these professional services under one roof, in one visit and offer free pick-up and drop-off in Auckland (north to Orewa, west to Kumeu and south to Hamilton).

Trust us to bring new life to the hardest working feature in your room.



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