Dog smell could be absorbing into your carpets.
Having pets can be hard on house cleaning in general, but especially on your carpets. You see, pets love to lay on your carpet. And wouldn't you? Laying on the hardwood floor is not comfortable for you, and it isn't for your pet either. Thinking in your mind right now, you probably know their favorite spot. Now, if you think of the room that smells the most like dog and gets the most dusty, it's probably that room. Here's why...
Your dog most likely goes outside for bathroom breaks. During that time, they roll around and get all dirty and grass covered. They shake off and come back inside when they are done. Like us humans, their hair and skin absorbs smell. Except, they have A LOT more hair than us. And all of that hair then comes in and lays on your carpet which is fabric and porous. So the smell is then transferred from them to the carpet. And the dirt they brought in is rubbed down into the floor. And within a few days, you start to just smell what your dog rolled in, and it seems as though all of the lysol in the world cannot get rid of the smell.
Dog Smell Solution?
Have those carpets cleaned regularly to prevent the build up in the carpet pad. Let's get you on a schedule that fits your needs. More dogs equals more often. And the furrier the dog and/or the more time they spend time outside, you will probably need cleaning more often as well. However, most people this could just be seasonal or every six months.
Please do not ever buy those shakers with the pet odor reducers in them. They are horrible for your carpet. Those little flakes breed bugs. Yes, bugs. Those bugs then live in the carpet and then on your dog. And if you're dog is like mine, those bugs then get everywhere in the house.
I do not ever recommend using a rented carpet cleaner, but if we diagnose your carpet to be more often than you can afford, we will advise you on how you can maintain the dog smell issue yourself.
Dog urine is even worse than dog smells.
Some of us have more trouble with potty training than others, but none-the-less, we have to be mindful of what happens to our carpets when our puppy or aging dog urinates on them. I have a dog now who is 14 and not doing so well medically. Holly was born with epilepsy and asthma. This poor dog was easy to potty train, but we always had issues when she had a seizure or an asthma attack. And when a stranger walks in the room, carpet beware. She has a nervous bladder as well! As Holly has aged, her medical issues have worsened, and she has trouble with overnights in the house. My heart cannot leave her outside overnight to protect my carpet nor could I just give her away.
Regardless of why your dog is having bathroom issues, you need to have that professionally extracted. Why? When the dog potties on the rug, it gets down in the pad. The pad then breeds bacteria and creates all sorts of problems like mold and odors.
Dog urine Solution?
We recommend extraction as soon as we can get in there. We have a machine called the claw that we set on top of the stain and flush the urine out of the carpet and the pad. After we use the claw to pull the urine from the carpet and the pad, we go through and clean the carpet as we usually would to keep the fibers treated the same.
We recommend on your own to sop up the excess with a towel to prevent the urine from spreading. However, it is not advised to try treating it in any way on your own. However, you can use lysol to get rid of the dog smell until we can treat it.