In a lot of people’s homes that I see they have all types of rugs in the home. Sometimes those rugs are the expensive 100% wool rug from the Middle East, Asia or India. These rugs are nice to look at and have some brilliant designs or are a perfect addition to a room of a home. Unfortunately dogs and designer rugs don’t mix for an inexpensive combination. I would say that about 50% of every home that has dogs in it there are dog accidents in one place or another in the home. Those accidents can cause odor issues and or just plain sanitation issues. However with expensive wool rugs the removal of some urine from the dogs or cats sometimes is impossible or mediocre at best. Some dogs urine will permanently yellow a lighter color carpet or rug. This could be the case with only one quick spot from the animal. Although most of the time yellowing can be removed in some cases about 5% of the time it is permanent. Today I cleaned for a woman with synthetic fibers from her installed carpet that had permanent yellowing. A few weeks ago I removed a $800 rug for a lady to dispose of it because her one 5 pound dog had saturated the rug and left terrible yellowing and odors in her nice rug.
There are some treatments we can do for all types of urine spots and stains but there are no 100% guarantees. We actually have a 90% – 95% chance of removing odors and stains with our pick up and in shop rug cleaning. So if it’s unavoidable we can still work magic most times but there are still risks.