This video is a perfect example of how tough it can be to remove pet odors from your home. It shows how an extreme case of pet urine damage can literally destroy the flooring in a home. Pet urine in the carpet is destructive and is considered to be damaging by the flooring industries. Many carpet mills effectively void your warranty if urine is involved in your warranty claim.
In this video the pet odor treatment involves removing the sub flooring and treating the concrete underneath. In Tampa FL most homes do not have sub flooring so carpet is laid directly on the concrete slab. This means that urine can travel through the carpet, the pad, and into the concrete underneath. Concrete is porous and can be stained by pet urine.
In our own Pet odor treatments we have removed the carpet and the pad and treated the concrete slab. Sometimes pressure washing and sealing the concrete pad is the solution needed for a successful pet odor treatment. As a carpet cleaner in Tampa FL I have advised customers to remove the carpet and have the concrete cleaned and sealed. That has only happened in a few extreme cases. In most cases a pet odor treatment can be applied to all layers of flooring without having to resort to drastic measures. At Chem-Dry of Tampa FL we apply our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (PURT) after a regular cleaning to destroy odor molecules and eliminate pet odors.