Removing Pet Urine & Odor From Area Rugs

Removing pet urine and odor from a rug is no easy task. Thankfully, Ayoub Carpet Service® has years of experience cleaning up after our four-legged friends! Here are a few things to keep in mind if your furry family members leave you with a mess. Serving Northern Virginia, including Arlington and the surrounding Maryland and DC areas, call us today at (703) 255-6000 to get a quote or schedule online now.

Pet Stain Removal

In the original acid state, urine begins to oxidize and reacts with the carpet to create discoloration, also known as a urine stain. As time passes, the pet stains will become increasingly more difficult to remove, depending upon the rug or carpet material. The dye structure of the carpet may sustain permanent damage. Avoid using over-the-counter products (i.e. Resolve, Oxyclean, etc.) because they may set the stain you’re trying to remove.

Removing Odors From Rugs

The primary source of odor associated with urine comes from bacteria festering in the urine patch. Bacteria growth, combined with the breakdown of urine, creates complex organic compounds called amino acids. These compounds often work deep into the fibers until they actually become a part of them, which make the odors much more difficult to remove. The waste materials and gases from the decomposing urine create an unpleasant odor, but when remoistened can become even worse. Urine odor, if dormant, will sometimes “come alive” on days of high humidity. The salts that are left behind as the urine dries are hydrophilic, which causes water to be drawn to them, reactivating the smell. This is why cleaning existing urine stains may not completely remove any associated odor. In fact, it could increase the odor in the environment temporarily.

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Remove Pet Urine & Odors from Your Rugs


Ayoub Carpet Service® proudly serving Northern Virginia including Arlington and the surrounding Maryland and DC areas will saturate the rug with a urine liquefier, then extract contaminants from the rug. Amazing results can be achieved on a variety of spotting problems when combined with a professional technician’s knowledge. Rug pad replacement is also recommended when dealing with heavily soiled rugs.

For your convenience, we offer rug pick-up and delivery throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, Vienna, and Chantilly, as well as Maryland and DC. We also accept rug drop offs at our Falls Church and Chantilly showrooms. In addition to treatment for pet urine and odors, we also offer rug padding, rug cleaning, rug repairs, and commercial carpet cleaning services. Schedule online now or get a quote at (703) 255-6000.

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Phone: (703) 255-6000

3856 Dulles S Ct
Chantilly, VA 20151

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Phone: (703) 533-9233

312-A S Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046

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