November 20, 2013
I got a new cat! Yep … that means I’ll be posting about cat issues for awhile. I’ve never had a cat actually live inside my house before, so this is a new experience for me. I should qualify that this cat is new to me, but not new to life in general. He is already two years old, my daughters and I just adopted him three days ago from the SPCA.
Working for Fresno’s best carpet cleaner, I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about cats and carpet, cats and furniture, cats and walls, cats and bedspreads. I’ve also heard that it was the male cats you especially had to watch out for when it came to spraying. That’s why we were going to get a female cat. I guess you can’t help who you fall in love with.
We named our huge, eleven pound cat Prince Albert. Lucky for us (’cause my husband would kick him out otherwise) Albert really is a prince when it comes to going in his litter box. The sweetheart even held it, meowing, when he couldn’t figure out how to use the door on the box. Phew! That could have been a really bad day!
Cats seem to pee inside for two main reasons, although I’m sure there are plenty of reasons out there. One is due to a urinary tract infection and the other has to do with being territorial. You can visit our post Cat Urine Versus Carpet to learn more about the “why” behind this issue. Whatever the reason, once your cat has done the deed the smell left behind can be almost impossible to remove. There are a lot of products out there toting to be full of success. The one thing I know to work great is the deodorizing process here at Aaron’s Quality Cleaners.
We don’t guarantee that we can get all the odor out, but we do guarantee that we have the best process and products available to do the job right. Cat odor is actually the hardest odor to remove from a home. We are able to remove it from the carpet itself, and even from much of the carpet padding. But once the urine is on the walls or in the subfloor, you are probably looking at hiring a contractor to come in and either replace those sections of your home, or paint a sealer over the damaged areas and then cover them up again.
I know, not what any home or cat owner wants to hear. But all hope is not lost. It can be done, and it can start right now with what is usually the biggest culprit … the carpet. Our technician will bring an ultraviolet light to a home with urine issues and use it to find the origin of the odor. If the light suggests that the urine has seeped past the base of the carpet and into the pad, then our technician will use a syringe type of instrument to inject the deodorizer into the carpet padding and eat away at the offending deposit.
I love my new cat. I love my carpet. With Aaron’s Quality Cleaners’ help, I know that these two loves can coexist together in harmony. Let the guys with the know-how help you too!
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger.