Rental home pet damage cleanup
is no joking matter. Okay, so let’s start with defining the term “pet damage.” It serves as a euphemism for dry urine and/or stale feces. And, it can easily add up to thousands of dollars in damage repair and replacement. So, it’s very important to understand what’s in-store and how to deal with it effectively. With that, let’s take a look at how to go about rental home pet damage cleanup the right way.
Damaged Carpet Disposal
The first thing you need to do is to assess how much damage was done. In most instances, it will be present in most or all of the rooms in the home. If the flooring is carpet, that’s certainly good news, and, if it’s tile, that will be easier to clean. However, if it’s carpet or hardwood, it’s likely to have found its way to the subfloor.
Pet urine in the carpet not only leaves an unsightly stain and an unpleasant odor, but it penetrates the fibers and contaminates both the carpet and the floor underneath. That’s why it can require major restoration work, well beyond just a simple cleaning and treating. The longer an incident goes untreated, the more likely the urine odor is to permeate deeper and deeper into floors, walls and even the framework and foundation of the home. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates but the urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent. —ChemDry
If there is actual pet damage to the flooring, be it carpet or hardwood, you’ll need to remove it. Plus, you’ll have to put a good deal of elbow grease into the subfloor. This is necessary because pet damage typically seeps into the subfloor.
Cape Coral Rental Home Pet Damage Cleanup Tips
Now, let’s get onto how to do rental home pet damage cleanup to make it ready for leasing out:
- Apply an odor blocking resin to the stains. Rather than bleach, go with an odor-blocking resin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Or, if you prefer bleach, you can go that route. But either way, don’t overdo it and use fans to speed-up the drying process.
- Clean the entire subfloor. Once the odor blocking resin has done its job, you can then give the whole subfloor a good scrubbing. Use a clean mop and bucket, along with dish soap. After you’ve cleaned the entire subfloor, let it dry overnight.
- Install new flooring. To finish, install new flooring. You can opt to go with something different, such as engineered flooring, tile, or just carpet. Just ensure the problem doesn’t persist so it won’t continue to present an issue.
If you discover that walls have pet stains, you can clean those off. For any junk, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services