Pet Urine Stains & Odors – Frequently Asked Questions

Pet Stain Odor Removal

What’s In Pet Urine & Why Does It Stain Carpet?

Urine is made up of several waste products of metabolism such as urea, creatine, cholesterol (lipids), and uric acid. Another component called urochrome gives urine the yellow color. The exact make up depends on the animal’s diet, health, age, and other factors.
Urine leaves the body as an acid, but immediately begins to be broken down into ammonia and carbon dioxide. The ammonia is highly alkaline (ph 11+) and can damage dyes and create permanent color loss. So what looks like a urine stain may actually be color loss that cannot be corrected with cleaning.

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Upholstery Cleaning Frequent Questions

Upholstery Cleaning Frequent Questions in Northern Virginia

Upholstery Cleaning Frequent Questions

upholstery cleaning in Northern Virginia

The tag on my upholstery says “Dry Clean Only.” Can you still clean it?

Many manufactures use this type of label on their upholstered products to keep them from being liable for problems that may occur during the cleaning process. Professional cleaners know that with knowledge, experience, proper cleaning agents, and advanced equipment they can clean the majority of fabrics that are labeled “dry clean only”. Your Mighty Clean Carpet Care technicians will evaluate your upholstery and notify you if your furnishings should be dry-cleaned only.

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