Family Pets Odor and Stain Removal – Tallahassee Tips

If you’re a pet owner (and we are too!) then we already know why you came to this page. Whenever your pet has an accident the stains and the odor are tough to get out. Worse yet, if left untreated they can become an even bigger mess leaving odor that lasts and deteriorating the carpet as time goes on. When these unfortunate accidents happen, all you need is a quick call to Extreme 850-422-2227 

Extreme’s Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery experts are capable of removing even the toughest cases of bad and long term odors and pet stains. All of our staff are trained in the latest techniques for removing these issues quickly and easily. Best of all, our techniques and chemicals are environmentally safe and won’t harm you, your children, or your pets. If you’ve got pet stains or odors that you need help with give us a call now and end the frustration of pet stains and odors in your home.

We love our pets, but sometimes the “presents” they leave us are not so lovable. From dirty paws, to accidents on the floors, pets can wreak havoc on carpeting. We can help!

Urine in carpeting is a severe problem that often requires major restoration work, not just simple cleaning and treating. Because dogs and cats don’t sweat, their urine contains alkaline salts which absorb moisture out of the air. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates and these crystals become even more concentrated and pungent, becoming a feeding ground for bacteria.

Urine deposited on carpet does not stay on the surface; it penetrates the fibers and contaminates both the backing of the carpet and the flooring material below the carpet. Often, without your knowing, pets will urinate continually in the same general location. Urine odors can permeate from the floor, be it cement or wood, from the tack strip, and even from the framework of the house behind the walls. Simple cleaning will not remove this odor. We offer urine and odor removal services designed for any situation.

Urine in carpeting is a severe problem that often requires major restoration work, not just simple cleaning and treating. Because dogs and cats don’t sweat, their urine contains alkaline salts which absorb moisture out of the air. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates and these crystals become even more concentrated and pungent, becoming a feeding ground for bacteria.

1. Inspection. The source and severity of the odor are determined.

2. Application of enzyme. The carpet will be treated with our special enzyme treatment to neutralize urine and aid in removal of the stain and odor. Heavily stained areas may be more heavily saturated and extracted to reach the padding.

3. Deep steam extraction. The carpet will be rinsed and extracted with our exclusive hot water extraction method to remove the bulk of the urine crystals and the pre-treatment agent.

If the first three steps do not remove the staining or odor, or the problem is severe, more extreme measures may be taken. This level of service is labor intensive and would include cleaning and sealing the sub floor, and replacing the carpeting and padding. Our office can assist you with more information and pricing.4. Inspect padding and subfloor. The carpet is pulled back in the suspected areas to reveal the extent of the damage.5. Carpet and pad removal. Carpet padding pad will be removed and discarded. In some cases, the carpeting may be salvageable.6. Seal subfloor. Over time, urine can wick up from the sub floor, damaging the new carpet and pad. An odor blocking shellac is applied to affected areas which may include the sub-floor, tack strips, carpet backing, baseboards, and walls.7. Replace padding and carpet.

What to do at Home before Damage or Loss

Protect Yourself.  Extreme Carpet Care of Tallahassee, FL.

There aren’t many events that are more disturbing or more tragic than a flood or fire in your home.

Your home is a place to raise your family. It’s a place to feel safe and secure. So when an event occurs that takes it all away from you — even temporarily — it’s normal for a feeling of helplessness to overwhelm those in the family.

You need help. You need reassurance. You want everything to be back to normal and you can’t do it alone.

So you turn to your insurance company and your agent you have been paying faithfully for many years. All you want is for your valuable items lost in the disaster to be replaced.

That’s what insurance is for, right?

But then you discover the hassle of proving what you had in the home and the condition of the items. Sure, you may eventually get replacements for all your lost belongings, but it can take a lot of time as you haggle with the insurance adjuster.

How to avoid this

Now is the time to prepare. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure that if the unthinkable does occur — even if it is just your basement flooding from rain waters — you are prepared.

Step 1:  Ask your insurance agent if he or she has a worksheet available so you can create an inventory of all your belongings. There are also online sites that have resources to document your belongings.

Step 2:  Create the list of all your valuables, even those just valuable to you, and take video or photographs of everything. Be sure to scan all your paper receipts. If you don’t have a scanner, take close-up photographs of your receipts.


Caring for Your Pets

Caring For Your Pets.  Extreme Carpet Care of Tallahassee, FL.

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but don’t forget the cats… both species are part of the family, after all.

There are several things you can do for your dog or cat (or dogs and cats) to ensure they are healthy, happy and well cared for. You own them, you are responsible and they look to you (ever notice those puppy dog eyes?) for everything they need. Of course, cats often act like they own you, but that’s a topic for another time.

Get the exams

Your pets may be the indoor-only variety, but a regular visit to your veterinarian helps ward off sickness, diseases and other maladies that can afflict your faithful pets. Did you know that your pets need dental work from time to time? They can’t tell you they have a toothache, but if their appetite is diminished or they seem sluggish, a bad tooth could be the cause. Your veterinarian knows how to find out.

Parasitic problems

If your pets go outdoors — and even if they don’t because critters can be brought in — you must check them for fleas and ticks. Are your pets scratching a lot? It could be they are being bitten. Your veterinarian can recommend a quality neck collar that should help, but there are other treatments as well. Who would want to be continually bitten by a bug? You don’t. Neither does Fido or Fluffy.

Watch the weight

For your pets, that is. People know how to use a scale and how to control their caloric intake. Your pets don’t. Some dogs eat anything put in front of them. Ask your veterinarian how much food each pet should eat. No, they won’t suffer, and they will act like they are starving, but your vet knows best.

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Spring Break Update

While the FSU spring breakers were away, The Extreme Team was hard at work @CollegeTown making sure their new neighborhood stays clean!

Here’s a video of our guys Rockin’ some heavy-duty pressure washing equipment:

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