No need to announce

Pet Urine, Pet Odor, & Pet Stain Removal. There IS Help for Pet Urine Issues

There’s no need for your carpet to announce the presence of your pet. We offer several techniques for getting rid of pet urine stains and odors:

Subsurface Extraction

We will use an inferred light and inspection probe to determine the extent of pet damage to your carpet. Has the urine seeped into the carpet backing and padding? Do you know where your pets have beenOnce we know what we’re up against, we can help you decide which method is the best fit for your needs and budget.


Special pet deodorizers can be used as part of the carpet pet stain removal cleaning process for minor problems. Key to this method is allowing enough  time for the product to work. It needs to sit for an hour to break down the bacteria. Many carpet cleaners aren’t willing to spend the necessary time to get maximum benefit from the deodorizer. We won’t rush it, because we know the odor must be completely eliminated to prevent your pet from returning to that area.


If urine has penetrated the carpet backing, enzymes can be effective as part of the carpet pet odor removal cleaning process. We pour, spray or inject special enzymes into the carpet fibers and possibly into the carpet padding. When the enzymes come in contact with the urine solids, they break down and we suck them back out. This method helps with both pet stain removal and pet odor removal.

Subsurface Extraction

When pet urine has penetrated the carpet padding, stain_removal7subsurface extraction offers a proven method for restoring your carpet. We completely saturate areas affected by stubborn pet stains and odors, allowing the cleaning solution to penetrate carpet fibers and sink deep into the backing, padding, and subfloor. This step rehydrates, emulsifies, and breaks down pet urine solids. A specialty tool called a water claw is then used to flush out the solution and pump it outside into a truck-mounted holding tank. We complete the process by rinsing the area with fresh water.

Subsurface extraction is the most cost-effective method for addressing pet urine and pet stain removal issues. The biggest advantage of this method is that you can count on a 90 percent success rate for pet odor removal.

What Can YOU Do?

If an accident occurs between routine professional cleanings, you can minimize the problem by keeping a small carpet extractor on hand. The faster you can extract the urine and clean up the area, the better. As soon as possible, give us a call. The Carpet Cleaner. (540) 216-2110.


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How to Clean Dog Urine from Carpet

Oh puppies. With their big eyes, wagging tails, and playful pounces, they’re just so hard to resist! Even the most hardened heart can be softened after playing with a pup. But as much as you may love their adorable faces and fuzzy ears, I doubt that you’ll enjoy potty-training your puppy. Like roses with thorns, puppies are both lovable and frustrating; for every sweet kiss and cuddle, there’s crying, nipping, gnawed furniture, begging at dinner, and, of course, peeing in the house. Whether you’re potty-training your new puppy or cleaning up after an older dog, it’s essential that every dog owner knows how to clean dog urine from carpet properly. With our tips, you can learn how to remove the urine you see, the urine you don’t see, and the odors that linger afterward.

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Carpet Cleaning Tips

Nothing is more important for maintaining beautiful, long lasting carpet than vacuuming. Dry soil is abrasive and can actually damage carpet fibers, causing accelerated wear. In addition to creating a dingy, poor appearance, it will also diminish the effectiveness of your stain-resistant protective coating. A vacuum with a beater bar will give the best results. It is also good to vacuum to maintain good air quality.

Spot Removal
When removing spopaint2ts, always pre-test the spot remover on a hidden area of your carpet or fabric. Apply a small amount and blot it with a clean white cloth. If any color appears on your cloth or you see any color change, do not use the spot remover. After testing, apply the spot remover to your cloth, and then blot it onto the spot. Repeat until the spot is gone. Next, rinse by wetting the cloth with water and blotting it onto the area. Then, with a clean dry cloth. Continue reading

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The Hidden Health Risks of Filthy Carpets

Home safety is a crucial part of everyday life that most Americans pay close attention to. How we build our homes and what we put in them should pose the least amount of danger to our families as possible. However, some household health hazards can get past our guard and stay hidden literally right under our noses, waiting to bring harm to us and the people that we care about.dirty carpet 2

When we think about potential hazards at home, the carpet is probably the last thing on our minds. Carpets usually bring images of comfort, warmth and style to the average person’s mind. In reality, carpets can pose significant health risks if they’re not cleaned on a regular basis.

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Why do the spots on my carpet keep coming back?


The first is reason is called wicking. Many times, the spot has seeped into the backing of the carpet. This is common with pet urine, beverages, and anything that is spilled in large volume on carpets. The material dries in the backing and the pad of the carpet. When the carpet spot is cleaned, only the material in the “pile” of the carpet is removed. However, moisture is introduced into the backing of carpet. As the spot dries, the material that is in the backing wicks back into the pile.dirty carpet

Even traffic area soil that is embedded can wick back. This is especially common in glue down carpet that is heavily impacted with soil. When the carpet is cleaned, it looks good. When it dries, the spots and traffic areas come back. Continue reading

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Rippled or Buckled Carpet After Cleaning.

Rippling and buckling carpeting is the last thing you want to see after having your carpets cleaned. Rippling and buckling refers to the appearance of ridges and valleys in the carpet, giving the appearance of a bed sheet that has not been pulled tight. The appearance of such rippling and buckling after cleaning does not necessarily indicate a serious problem with the carpeting.


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Renters Beware

You won’t realize how filthy your carpet is until you move the couch and realize the carpet looks like a family of coal miners did the worm across your living room for the last 18 months. So long deposit!

Bad carpet

The solution is simple, just call The Carpet Cleaner at (540) 216-2110, before you move out and let us help you save your deposit.

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Hot Water Extraction vs Steam Cleaning

carpet-cleaningHot water extraction vs steam cleaning. Do you know the difference?

The fact is, many people mistakenly refer to hot water extraction as steam cleaning when in actuality, they are two entirely different cleaning processes. Each method uses a different temperature of water and sometimes different cleaning solutions as well. So before you clean your carpet or try to treat a nasty stain, read on to learn more about hot water extraction vs steaming cleaning. Continue reading

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Clean Carpeting Costs

How Much Does it Cost to Clean Carpeting?

Average reported cost: $217 based on 1,148 cost profiles

Most homeowners spent between: $188 – $246

Minimum cost: $100

Maximum cost: $372cleaning costs

On average, carpet cleaning costs $195 nationally, with most homeowners spending between $172 and $218.

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Filtration Soiling

(Those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways)

If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced dark lines that filtration 1appear mostly around the edge of the room and under doorways. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. Continue reading

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