Rotovac Corporation cleaning carpet

Good Kitty - Bad Kitty

Cats make wonderful companions and are very trainable but sometimes develop habits that can damage your carpeting.

When a cat urinates on carpeting there is both a stain and odor problem. Cleanup should occur immediately whenever possible for two reasons:
  • To absorb the liquid as much as possible to prevent if from soaking through to the backing and pad below.
  • Because dried urine stains can have a permanent bleaching effect on some types of carpet depending on how they are dyed. Nylon carpets colored with acid dyes are much more likely to bleach out with urine. Disperse dyed Polyester, solution dyed Olefin or solution dyed Nylon will tend not to suffer this fate. The problem may actually not become apparent until the carpet is cleaned at which point the carpet dyes previously released by the urine are removed and suddenly a light spot appears. This can tend to be more visible in darker carpets.
To clean up the problem site use Unbelievable! Plus II Odor & Spot Remover. On fresh stains Unbelievable! Rid’Z Odor Super Concentrate prevents high alkalinity build-up and prevents color fade. On older, dried stains it works to dissolve the crystallized urine embedded in the carpeting.

It’s important to be thorough in cleaning up older urine spots because the dissolved crystals may release the strong scent of feline pheromones (glandular secretions contained in the urine to mark the cat’s territory). Partial cleaning can actually make the odor seem worse as the stain may wick up from the backing and re-crystallize on the carpet fiber tips. Look for stains on adjacent walls or furniture as well and make sure they are also cleaned up.

Rotovac Odor Kill product can help - especially with deeply penetrated older stains. Its enzyme-based formula will actually digest the urine crystals. The best course of action is to apply Unbelievable! Rid’Z Odor Super Concentrate - rinse (maybe more than once for old stains) and then follow up with Odor Kill if required.