Dogs, Cats, Area Rugs and Urine OH MY! – Prescott Valley, AZ
Isn’t it funny how whenever your puppy or kitten has an accident it seems to be on the beautiful area rug that you own? And even after cleaning and treating the spot yourself, your pets just seem enjoy going back to that rug. Why do they do this you ask? Well, I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott and I am going to tell you why!
First, your dog could be marking his territory. Unfortunately for their humans, dogs have always been very territorial. If they smell another animal in their home, they will mark their territory. Your dog picks up on the lingering sheep smell still in wool, igniting that territorial instinct. Some Persian and Asian weavers even use goat or camel hair in the rugs, making it smell even more like an unfamiliar animal. Thereby, igniting their territorial instinct and as well as igniting your anger!
Second, your dog could be smelling his past accident. I know that most people believe that they clean these accidents up by using abrasive cleansers or bleach. Unfortunately, many of these cleaners cause more damage than good. When urine dries, it turns into sticky urine salt crystals that stick to the fibers of your rug – it can also change the pH level of the stains which then in turn can cause permanent color damage to your carpet. This means that your dog, with his super sensitive sniffer, will continue to smell the urine in the rug and go back to having accidents in the same spot.
Remember to ALWAYS have your rug PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED
when your dog has accidents on your rug.
Not only does urine contaminate your rug and attract disgusting bacteria, those urine salt crystals are also very destructive to rug fibers. If left unattended, urine can cause dry rot to your rug’s fibers, weakening them and leading to cuts, tears, and separation of the fibers entirely. Don’t wait until your rug is permanently damaged by your dog’s accidents! Bring it in to us at Arizona Oriental and have us thoroughly treat your rug for pet accidents!
Our full urine treatment flushes the rug to help remove the sticky salt crystals from deep in the knots of your rug. Not only do we offer FREE ESTIMATES but we also do a UV Inspection in our pre-cleaning inspection so we know exactly what is needed to treat the accidents in your rug.
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Sedona and Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional area rug cleaning with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our clients’ area rugs receive the utmost in care.
Call us for additional information on why your puppy keeps peeing on your rug or a free estimate at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm (pick-up and delivery also available). We look forward to serving you!(August 14, 2017)