The FreshStart process is effective in biological pet odor removal such as urine from non-absorbent surfaces. In addition to the toxicity of many room deodorizers, another problem with air fresheners and cover-up sprays is that they eventually dissipate or dry out, and the urine pet odor re-emerges. Another problem with urine pet odors in bathrooms adjacent to carpeted flooring can be indirect or incidental contamination. In this case, a small application of enzymatic cleaner should precede the FreshStart treatment.
If there has been repeated contamination of the carpet, even these steps may not penetrate deep enough into the carpet for the pet odor removal to be completely successful. When the urine pet odor is caused by prolonged exposure by proximity, an enzymatic cleaner can often be applied to the urine affected area, and a FreshStart pet odor removal treatment will usually eliminate the residual pet odor.
In the case of deep and prolonged urine saturation, the carpeting should be pulled back, inspected for physical damage and all affected padding removed. If the carpet, flooring and/or sub-flooring have been physically damaged, ALL damaged materials and padding should be replaced and a FreshStart treatment done immediately.