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How to remove urine odours from timber beneath carpet/flooring?Updated 6 months ago

👀 Our urine detector can help you find urine stains that have seeped to the carpet underlay or other flooring underlay. These can be hard to trace, especially if it's an old stain or if it's buried deep down your carpet.

🔦 The urineFREE Urine Detector includes a light which is designed to detect the protein in urine. Dried urine stains will fluoresce in a darkened room, making it easy to find the area of the carpet with the urine stain and remove the urine odour.

Follow these steps:

  1. After removal of carpet or other flooring, remove any debris and spray affected areas with urineFREE.
  2. Use the urineFREE Urine Detector to find urine affected areas. Odour removal is the main aim here as new flooring will cover residual staining.
  3. Treat affected areas and allow to dry completely.
  4. Repeat treatment until urine odour is gone.
  5. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-flooring.

🙅‍♀️ 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.

Notes

🧽 Stains becoming larger and smellier: during treatment, often urine stains will become darker and the odour greater on the first application. This is common, continue the process as above.

⚠️ Previous products: never use cleaners, chemicals or deodorisers to remove urine. These products tend to coat or encapsulate the uric acid crystals (the source of the odours) and make it difficult for urineFREE to penetrate. If you have used these products, try to remove as much of the products as possible with water and a clean cloth. Blot and allow to dry and then apply urineFREE.

 Black staining: urine stains are notoriously difficult to remove from hardwood. Black staining from long-term exposure is common. As you treat these stains with urineFREE, the black will start to turn grey and progressively lighten. Wood damage from uric acid can be irreversible so you may end up with a patch of light grey on your floor. Repeated applications will see the colour become lighter and the odour vanish. After you are satisfied you have eliminated all the urine, if the floor is to be exposed or if you are unhappy with the colour, then sand back the floor to its original state, revarnish and seal.

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