For carpet odour removal, should I use urineFREE before or after steam cleaning or shampooing?

Our tips

Cleaning agents, including steam cleaning or shampooing, spread urine crystal residue over a wide area (up to 4 times as big), so always use urineFREE before steam cleaning or shampooing your carpet.

If you fail to use urineFREE before steam cleaning the urine can spread over a wide area and the urine odour may return in moist or humid conditions. Using urineFREE before steam cleaning your carpet can prevent the return of urine odours.

Moreover, if you have used another chemical or detergent based product to try to remove the urine before using urineFREE, these chemicals and detergents may have removed the water soluble urea and urochrome components of urine but will likely have no impact on the non-soluble uric acid crystals which embed themselves into the carpet fibres and are difficult to dislodge.

These chemicals and detergents also coat or encapsulate the uric acid crystals making it difficult for urineFREE to penetrate. We therefore recommended that all other chemical and detergent based products are removed to maximise the effectiveness and results with urineFREE.

Read our guide on how to remove urine stains from carpets and rugs for more information.

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Why is the stain becoming larger, darker and the odour stronger?

Often stains may become larger, darker and the odour stronger when they rise to the surface – this is common. This is the urine in the sublayers rising to the surface for further treatment and removal. These stains can take two to three treatments with urineFREE and you will see the stains become lighter and smaller upon further treatments until they eventually disappear. The sniff test for urine odour is the best way to double check the urine has gone as even if you can’t see it there may still be urine lingering. This is when you know you have got all the urine. 

Treating under the carpet

Often urine has seeped as far as the underlay & floorboards. If you can lift the carpet and treat the back of the carpet, the underlay and the subfloor this would be speed up the remediation process. If you can’t lift the carpet, you need to bleed the urine to the surface and this takes time, persistence and enough product.  After every treatment remove the sticky residue with a damp cloth. This residue is a by-product of the bio-remediation process.

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urineFREE is a powerful urine stain AND smell remover. It works on all types of urine, whether pet or human — guaranteed to work or your money back! Our product is 20% more concentrated than other products, and contains a bacteria that eats up the uric acid crystals, which are the main culprit when it comes to urine smells and stains.

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We are a conscious business because we care. We care about the environment and your health, so our products are non-toxic and safe to use around your family and pets. They are also eco-friendly, septic tank safe, and won’t hurt the planet. Because we also care about our animal friends, our products are vegan and cruelty free.

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