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How To Use PetLab Urine Stain & Odour Remover

PROF E.N ZYME CLEANING TIPS:

  1. There is no ‚Äėone-size-fits-all‚Äô treatment when it comes to removing urine stains and odours. No matter what surface (hard or soft) is being treated it is always recommended to proceed carefully and test the outcome (result) in an inconspicuous area before proceeding with full treatment.¬†Play it safe and test first!
  2. When it comes to removing urine stains and odours PetLab is not a spray and wipe solution it requires sufficient dwell time to do its job. It must remain wet/moist and in contact with the urine deposits long enough for the bio-enzymatic action to complete the work required to break down and eliminate the urine crystals (the source of the odour)
  3. NEVER use other cleaners or chemicals of any kind at the same time as PetLab ‚ÄĒ this will reduce its effectiveness. If other chemicals have been previously used, be sure to flush out the soiled area with clean tap water to remove all traces and allow it to dry completely before using PetLab!.
  4. As a rule of thumb, it is important to use a volume of PetLab solution equal to the amount of urine deposited in the soiled area.
  5. Expect the smell to intensify after the initial treatment. This is normal as it is a sign that the biological process is taking place and the uric acid crystals are being broken down and brought to the surface.
  6. PetLab Enzyme Stain & Odour works on all water safe surfaces, hard or soft, indoors and outdoors.

Treating Fresh Stains On Carpets & Fabric Surfaces

Preparation before treating with PetLab is paramount to successfully removing the stain and odour:

  1. First, you need to remove any solid waste and blot up any excess urine from the surface to be treated.
  2. Wash down the affected area using clean water only ‚Äď NO CHEMICALS! The idea is to flush out and wipe away¬†any residue from any previously used chemical or detergent based cleaners.
  3. Extract the excess water by blotting it up with an absorbent paper towel or microfibre cloth. The best way is to use a carpet shampooer or wet/dry vac to extract the dirty water leaving it moist. Enzymes work best in moist conditions. (Wet/Dry vacs and carpet shampooers are available from all floor care retailers).
  4. Whilst still moist, apply PetLab generously over the affected area covering about 30cm's of area surrounding the visible surface stain and working inwards towards the stain. This is because the urine spreads out when it penetrates the underlay and reaches the hard floor and to be most effective, the enzymes need to make complete contact with all the urine. Once in contact with the urine the enzymes will follow the same path that the urine would have taken originally, eating and digesting the uric acid crystals all the way to the source of the stain.
  5. Leave to dwell until dry. If the area you are treating is in a sunny/warm part of the house, cover it with a plastic tarp or other non-porous cover to prevent rapid evaporation and premature drying. The enzymes are more active and work better in moist conditions. Remember the bio enzymatic cleaning process takes place during the drying time.
  6. Spray the treated area with a small amount of water to wipe away any residue left behind from the bio-enzymatic action.

Note: We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

Treating Old Embedded Stains On Carpets & Fabric Surfaces

Be aware that long-term exposure to the acid within the urine can burn the surface resulting in a mark, which although resembles a stain, it is a burn mark which unfortunately is irreversible. Treatment of such an area using PetLab will work to remove the lingering odour and in most cases can fade the permanent mark/stain. Where urine deposits are heavy, old, or other chemical based products have been used, more than one PetLab treatment may be required.

  1. First, you need to re-activate the old stain by washing it down with a liberal amount of water only. NO CHEMICALS OR SHAMPOO!
  2. Extract any excess water by blotting it up with an absorbent paper towel or microfibre cloth. The best way is to use a carpet shampooer or wet/dry vac to extract the dirty water leaving the surface moist. This is the best condition to commence the PetLab treatment. Carpet extractors are available from floor care retailers.
  3. Spray a liberal amount of PetLab enzyme solution onto the affected area. Be sure to apply a sufficient amount allowing it to seep through the carpet pile and underlay to reach the hard floor surface below.
  4. Cover the treated area with a plastic tarp or other non-porous covering to keep it as moist as possible for as long as possible. Once dry and you are satisfied the odour is gone, spray the treated area with a small amount of water to wipe away any sticky residue (a by-product from the bio-enzymatic action).

Note: We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

Treating Pet Stains On Tiled Floors

Steps to clean and remove urine deposits from Tiled floors:

  1. Blot up the urine deposit with paper towels or absorbent microfibre cloth.
  2. Mop or wash down the affected area using water only. NO CHEMICALS!
  3. Whilst the surface is still moist, spray PetLab liberally over it.
  4. Allow 15-20 minutes dwell time for effective results to take place.

Removing Urine Odour From Tile Grout

Grout between tiles is very porous and absorbs and traps urine deposits which can result in a lingering odour even after treating the tiled surface. 

  1. Using a squeeze bottle, apply the enzyme solution along the affected grout lines and allow it to seep deep into the grout. 
  2. Let it dwell for a few hours and then mop or wipe away any residue

Note: We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

Treating Pet Stains & Odours On Hardwood Floors

Note: The longer urine sits on your hardwood floors the more damage it can cause. Urine left untreated on a hardwood floor for a longer period of time will literally burn the timber causing an irreversible stain. So, it’s crucial to start cleaning as soon as it’s spotted to prevent the acid from burning or discolouring the surface. Sometimes referred to Black stains. These generally appear due to a combination of uric acid burns and an accumulation of urine deposits over time. To remove black stains permanently you may need to sand the surface down and reseal it.

Steps to clean and remove urine stains and odours from hardwood floors:

  1. Blot up the urine deposit with paper towels or absorbent microfibre cloth.
  2. Mop or wash down the affected area using water only. NO CHEMICALS!
  3. Whilst the surface is still moist, spray PetLab liberally over it.
  4. Hardwood floors need a long dwell time for effective results to take place so it’s important to slow down evaporation. To achieve this you can cover the soiled surface with a plastic covering (tarp) to keep it as moist as possible for as long as possible.
  5. Remove plastic after 30 minutes or more and blot dry with paper towels.
  6. Apply PetLab over the area again, only this time do not cover. Leave to air dry and then mop or wipe down the floor surface again with water only.
  7. Repeat these steps until satisfied the odour is removed.

Note: We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

Treating Fresh Urine Stains On Mattresses

Note: Water or chemical based cleaners will not break down the odour causing uric acid crystals resulting in the odour returning after treatment. Only a bio-enzymatic solution like the one found in PetLab will successfully break down and remove uric acid crystals permanently.

Tips for removing fresh Urine accidents from mattresses:

  1. soak up excess urine on the mattress by blotting/dabing up the excess urine using absorbent microfibre cloths or paper towels.
  2. Saturate the urine-affected area with PetLab Stain & Odour Remover and ensure it is wet enough to seep deep into affected area/s.
  3. Allow to air dry. The biological removal of the urine deposits takes place during this drying time.
  4. When dry, spray a small amount of water over the area and blot it up with a microfibre cloth or paper towel to remove any remaining residue.

Treating Older Urine Stains On Mattresses

Treating older embedded urine stains on mattresses requires a slightly different treatment.

  1. If there have been previous attempts to treat the urine affected areas using other chemical based solutions it is important to first flush these out of the mattress fabric using clean tap water only.
  2. Completely Saturate the affected area/s with PetLab Stain & Odour solution to ensure it comes into contact with all the urine deposited.
  3. Allow to air dry (may take a week or longer). This is ok because the biological process of breaking down the odour causing uric acid crystals takes place during the drying time.

Note: We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

Remove Urine Stains From Leather Or Suede

Tips for removing urine stains from leather, suede or microfiber:

How to apply:

  1. Test first for colour fastness in an inconspicuous place.
  2. Apply PetLab using the light spray selection on the trigger, as opposed to stream. 
  3. Ensure the enzyme solution makes contact with all the urine to be 100% successful. It must have access to where the urine has gone.
  4. Allow to air dry.
  5. Take a damp cloth and wipe away any sticky residue. 
  6. For Suede: Once dry, fluff up the suede with a dry towel.

Note: More than one application may be required depending on the amount of urine deposited and the age of the stain.

We also recommend disinfecting the area after the enzyme treatment to remove any remaining germs and bacteria. The PetLab Healthy Habitat formula is a natural pet-safe disinfectant that will disinfect the area and also enhance the odour control potency for an even cleaner and odour free result.

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