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expert pet urine removal from wool rugs

Pet Urine Removal 



Pet Odor Removal 

 Is it really possible to remove pet smells from my area rug?


Yes, We remove pet smells from oriental rugs and specialty area rugs all the time.


 Some would have you think it's an expensive and near-impossible task to remove dog or cat odors on area rugs. Or that it requires costly urine decontamination baths, enzymes, toxic or perfumy chemicals, and elaborate rug decontamination baths.

So what's our big secret? 

It's simple; we specialize in deep cleaning your rug with lots of water and mild wool-safe detergents to get pet odors out.Our rug washing process is simply that good   

Pet urine can damage the wood floors we sell a rug padding that protects your wood floors from pet accidents and other liquid spills 

Is pet urine harmful to rugs ?

Urine spots on rugs can damage fibers and dyes; the longer urine sits on a rug, the more damage it can cause. It's essential to address accidents promptly and use the appropriate chemistry and methods to handle the spots properly.


A word of caution about rug deodorizers 

Adding a carpet deodorizer, baking soda, Febreze or enzyme cleaner is not the same as removing pet pee and often amplifies the problem over time.


We call these compounded stains; cleaning attempts to remove a urine spot that doesn't work result in the use of other cleaning products. Vinegar, Folex, Resolve, Nature's Miracle, OxyClean by the time the rug comes through our doors; the issue isn't a pet spot; it's chemical damage caused by a plethora of cleaning products, and it can be permanent and irreversible.


The source of the odor of urine must be removed and flushed from your rug not achieved with a spray cleaner 

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Cleaning Wool Rugs

Surprisingly we clean urine from wool rugs without much change to our standard rug-washing process.

Our standard rug washing is that though we don't need  harsh chemicals, perfume-containing products, or exotic costs to clean your oriental rug

Pet Stain Removal 

Urine settles into the foundation of oriental rugs. into high absorbent wool, silk, and cotton the warp, and weft.

This makes successful spot cleaning and surface cleaning challenging and problematic.  


The best bet is to remove pet urine when fresh, blot the spot with paper towels first, then apply diluted white vinegar, a tablespoon to a cup of water, and blot with towels; this vinegar solution is not harmful to wool & silk. If caught fresh, there often is no urine smell or concerns with odor removal down the road. Once done, a layer of paper towel front and back to pull mosture from the rug. 

Pet urine removal in the home is possible, with some limitations are if the urine has soaked through the rug to the back or it's an old dried dog urine stain plant cleaning is strongly suggested.

Isn't all that water dangerous for my rug and it's colors?

A common question and concern; it's important to mention that all oriental rugs are "washed" when new. This is part of the finishing process rugs go through to remove loose fibers, open the pile-up, remove soils and add luster.


It's not uncommon for a new rug to be washed several times before making its way to a rug dealer near you. Washing is how oriental & area rugs are intended to be cleaned, and it's the most thorough way to remove soils and odors like pet accidents.


While issues can arise in cleaning, like color bleed, these shouldn't be an issue for an experienced professional rug cleaner. Renaissance is a rug-specific cleaning company; we work with rugs every day. We clean thousands of rugs a year, many with existing or latent issues, pet accidents, dog odors, and unstable dyes and colors.

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