Carpets Etc. The Finest In Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

CARPETS ETC.

The Finest in Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning

412-221-8851

IICRC Certified

Odor Removal

We associate the word "odor" with an unpleasant or embarrassing smell, right?

Many people who detect certain types of odors in their home think they need to have a special type of treatment done to deodorize their carpets or furniture. The same type of cleaning that we offer, BY THE BOOK, can at many times, rid these unpleasant odors from carpets and furniture, without the added expense of deodorizers. However, there are times when certain odors cannot be removed by proper and thorough cleaning using ROTARY JET EXTRACTION (RX-20), and must be treated with certain types of deodorizers. CARPETS ETC. can provide the proper deodorization technique for each odor situation.

Odor Control

The IICRC Odor Control Technician classification teaches the technician to locate and identify existing odor problems that cause homeowner frustration in dealing with embarrassing and unpleasant odors and then matches the problem with the proper remedy to give your home or furniture a clean, fresh, and odor-free environment. Being an IICRC Odor Control Technician takes the guesswork out of finding the right product to rid your carpets and furniture from odor-causing contaminants.

…teaches the technician to locate and identify
existing odor problems…. And then matches
the problem with the proper remedy…

Lets first take a look at what Odor Removal is not!

  1. It is not spraying your carpet with over-the-counter carpet deodorizers with or without having to vacuum your carpet afterward. Many of these products contain baking soda that is difficult to remove causing other problems down the road.
  2. It is not sprinkling your carpet with powdered carpet deodorizer, once again they contain baking soda. Please do not do this!
  3. It is not using plug-ins or air fresheners, although they may help mask over the problem temporarily, only to return once the fragrance is used up.

Now let's take a look at what Odor Removal really is!

  1. It is first removing the source of what is causing the odor.
  2. It is cleaning the surfaces the problem was exposed to.
  3. It is identifying the type of situation that occurred by properly using the right odor counteractant.
  4. It is coating that surface with an appropriate sealer when applicable.

Pet Urine

Pet urine odor has its own problem, namely gravity. Not only does the carpet get saturated with urine, but as it soaks through the carpet, it also soaks through the carpet cushion or pad. On occasion, the underlayment can get damaged, too. Some pets can even spray high up onto walls. Whether it is concrete or wood, both are very absorbent. CARPETS ETC. can solve your pet odor problems with a variety of treatments.

Treatment 1, The Highly Recommended Water Claw.

The Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter has forever changed spotting procedures in the professional cleaning industry.

Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter

Finally, a tool designed to flush contaminants out of both carpet and pad from the surface without the added expense of lifting and reinstalling the carpet. Amazing results are achieved without the aggravation of removing furnishings from the room. Visit Water Claw for step by step diagram of how this amazing tool works!

Finally, a tool designed to flush contaminants
out of both carpet and pad from the surface
without the added expense of lifting and reinstalling the carpet.

Treatment 2, Underlayment

Have you ever had to replace a carpet because of pet urine and then find out later that odor has returned? That is because the underlayment was never properly treated. Carpet installers do not know how to identify or treat problem-causing odors. That is why you should trust CARPETS ETC. for all your carpet needs!

Being an IICRC Certified Odor Control Technician and Certified in Carpet Repair and Reinstallation can be of added value to you when we identify and correct pet urine problems. When severe problems exist that even the Water Claw can't correct, we then recommend Treatment 2. It is the most thorough correction process known.

  1. Disengage and lift the carpet.
  2. Clean, treat, and seal underlayment and affected areas.
  3. Clean and treat the underside of carpet backing system.
  4. Replace affected carpet cushion.
  5. Reinstall carpet.
  6. Clean and treat surface fibers.