Professional Upholstery Cleaning is a Must for Pet Owners

If you have pets, chances are you have hidden odors in the home that you can’t track down. This could be as minor as the well- known “wet dog” smell, to something more pressing like urine odors. The culprit could be your upholstery. The following guide can help you better understand how the dirt and odors occur, and what you should do about it.

Common Culprits

Pets can leave behind odor through several means, including the following:

  • Body oils and natural body odor transferring to the upholstery.
  • Drooling, which results in the “wet dog” or “dog breath” odor on furniture.
  • Accidents or intentional spraying that goes unnoticed until after it dries.

Often, odors build up over time, so you may not notice them right away. This is especially true on darker upholstery or upholstery with busy patterns that makes stains hard to spot visually.

Allergy Concerns

Even if you aren’t noticing an odor or stains, you should still consider regular upholstery cleaning if there are those with allergies in your home or if you have frequent visitors and house guests. This is because pet dander and fur can build up and work its way into your upholstery. This can be very irritating to those that suffer even minor allergies. While vacuuming the upholstery regularly helps minimize the amount of dander, it doesn’t remove what has worked deep into the fabric and stuffing.

Cleaning Methods

Upholstery Cleaning Tulsa technicians have many tools at their disposal to break down pet stains and remove them, all without damaging the upholstery. Enzymatic cleaners are typically used to fully break down and remove biological stains, such as those caused by urine and pet saliva. Extraction methods are then used to pull out any dander or remaining odor-causing bacteria that has worked deep into the upholstery. Professionals are able to also extract most moisture and dry the upholstery quickly, which eliminates the musty odors that often occur on furniture when you attempt to clean it on your own. You can then finish up with the application of a protectant so stains and odors can seep into the upholstery as easily in the future.

Calling in a professional cleaner helps prolong the life of your furniture, so that it looks good and smells good for many years. It also protects your family from unpleasant odors and harmful allergens.