Ambrose Bierce once admitted “the most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” Our furry best friends often come with a few—usually smelly—bad habits. But when they’re family we learn to live with their foibles and Olympia’s DKB Restoration can help eliminate the mess they leave behind.
New York Magazine’s ‘Science of Us’ reports that “Everyone’s place has a smell. Some homes smell like fancy perfume or Anthropologie candles; others smell like cats…Scientists aren’t exactly sure why our noses adapt to smells, but it seems to be because it helps us to very quickly detect even the subtlest change in the scent of our environment.” Studies show that our brains quickly adapt to minimize smells deemed nonthreatening, which is why we stop noticing the new air freshener or stinky cat box.
Without proper treatment, though, some odors become more than a nuisance. The website National Incontinence explains “whether you’re cleaning up after a cat or dog, a young child or incontinent adult, you know how difficult it can be to remove urine stains and odors. The reason that this type of stain is so difficult to remove is because of the uric acid crystals found in urine. Any type of urine from mammals, whether it is human or pet urine, contains uric acid crystals, which can only be removed by using an enzyme based cleaning product.”
Daniel Baxter of DKB Restoration offers several different services to treat both the stains and smells of urine. He explains that it’s a “whole lot easier and more cost effective to treat it as it happens” because pets repeatedly use the same spots and warm liquids break the surface tension of your carpet allowing dirt and stains to sink deeper and become harder to treat.
Baxter and his team can assess the need and solution options through a free over-the-phone estimate. Their specialized disinfectant formula contains hydrogen peroxide that is 10 times as strong as store-bought options.
Depending on the scope of the problem, clean-up can be a long, expensive process. If the moisture has soaked into the carpet pad, a process called subsurface extraction is used to break down the uric acid crystals. But Baxter prefers to start with the cheaper methods and work up as the job requires. Often pet stain and odor remediation are added by the customer to routine cleaning along with deodorization packages as needed.
All of Baxter’s treatments leave carpets clean, soft, and safe for animals and children, though some require a ‘no touching’ policy until completely dry. The end result is so much more than a stink-free home; “dirty carpets can affect the health of your family…pet hair, dust mites, and other allergens can thrive deep in the carpet. However clean carpets act as a filter to help clean the air in your home. Oily soils produced from cooking vapors, pets, and even oils from our skin cannot be removed by regular vacuuming.”
Call Baxter and his team at 360-688-4392 or email DKBRestoration@gmail.com with questions or for a free estimate. A member of the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Yelp, DKB Restoration offers carpet, upholstery, air duct, and dryer vent cleaning. Their services help keep your home cleaner, safer, and ensure your carpets, furniture, and appliances last for generations of children, puppies, and kittens to come.