Pet Odour Removal

Pet urine is one of the most pervasive odours most homeowners encounter. Scrubbish uses both nature and technology to rid your home of these offensive smells.

Pet odour is a very common problem. At Scrubbish we can help you deal with your pet challenges. From minor problems to major headaches Steam2Clean can help find that solution that works best for you.

In many cases our normal cleaning process is all that is needed to correct minor pet problems.

The powerful rinsing action of our cleaning system can effectively remove urine from carpet fibre. The problem with pet odour is that it can be much deeper than it first appears at first. Pet urine can easily soak through the backing of the carpet into the padding underneath. In more severe cases the urine can penetrate into the wooden floor beneath the padding. This creates a problem that is multi-layered.

The urine also provides for the growth of bacteria. This in turn contributes to a worsening of the odour problem and can contribute to permanent colour loss of the carpet fibre.


To eliminate this problem the urine must be removed or neutralized from each of the layers affected. If the contamination is limited to only the carpet fibres, then the hot water extraction method may be all that’s needed to remove the odour. In more severe cases a urine neutralizer may be applied.

cleaning carpets after petsIn the most severe cases, replacement of the carpet underlay, treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the floor below may be required, even replacement of the carpet in some cases.

Left untreated over a period of time pet odour can become absorbed into many of the porous materials in your home. Curtains, upholstery, Plasterboard, even concrete foundations can absorb odours.

At Scrubbish we offer a range of solutions to help you with your pet odour problems. In the long run, however, it may be more a matter of proper maintenance instead of total elimination. After all, we love our pets and want to keep them a part of our family. Pet ownership adds to the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy home. At Scrubbish we can help you meet those challenges.

Urine Control

Please note that when cleaning urine spots, there is a difference between cleaning the urine soiling and treating for odour. Cleaning existing urine spots MAY NOT remove any associated odour. In fact, it could increase the odour in the air space for a temporary period of time.

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it is in an almost “neutral” state which means it is easier to remove when it is fresh. Once it dries, it turns “alkaline” and becomes more difficult to remove. If left for days or weeks, depending on the fabric or floor type, it will permanently change the dye structure, therefore causing permanent staining. Even if the soluble deposits are removed, the damage to the dye structure may already be done.

This means that no one can guarantee complete removal of all urine spots. Please call us if you have questionable urine spots on your carpet.

To prevent permanent staining in the future, clean urine spots immediately by blotting with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towels until no moisture is transferred. To clean the spot, mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage (don’t rub) into the spot with a white terry cloth. Once you have “flushed” as much of the urine out as possible, blot with dry cloths until dry to the touch. If you have a small extraction machine, flush with fresh water until spot is removed.

Do not use over the counter general spotters.