How to Remove Dog Pee from Your Tile and Grout

Your pet is like a member of the family. You love him, but you don’t love his little accidents. Maybe… you have a big pet who leaves big accidents! You want to tackle pet accidents right away. Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors, plus create an unhealthy indoor environment. While you probably know this about carpet, you may be surprised to know that urine can be just as damaging to tile floors as well.

The problem with pet urine

Pet urine stains carpet; you know that. So why is it a problem for tile too? The problem with pet urine is not just the potential for stains and permanent discoloration. If pee is wiped up quickly, there will be no stain.  What lingers behind, instead, is the nasty odor! Within healthy dog urine is water, ammonia, uric acid, and various proteins and minerals. This is not what you want your home to smell like!

Avoid enzyme cleaners

Enzyme cleaning solutions are available in many stores, all of which tell you that they will remove the urine smell from your home. Be leary of these cleaners! Enzyme cleaners could leave grout discoloration. The main problem with this type of cleaning solution is that they can seep into the pores of grout, creating unwanted discoloration. You see, grout is very porous. The same reason the urine smell linger is the same reason you don’t want to pour enzyme cleaners on it!

What is the best tile cleaner?

Many people think that cleaning requires harsh chemicals in order to get the job done right. The truth is that in order to remove any trace of urine, all you need is steam and a little know-how! A steam cleaner set to 310°F will blast away stains caused by pet urine, as well as any well-meaning DIY cleaning attempts. The low-pressure steam will go deep to the source of smell to break up and eliminate odor-causing molecules. It isn’t just urine that will be removed. Any other contaminants, such as mildew, mold, and food spills, will be removed too! 

Steam will eliminate dog pee stains and smells from your tile and grout, better than anything else. However, you still need to know what you’re doing in order to correctly do the task. Bring in floor cleaning professionals to get the job done right. You’re not a tile cleaning expert; there’s no shame in that. If you find you do not have the time, skill, or tools necessary to get the job done right, call in someone who does. For those in the Palm Beach area, the professional cleaning team to call is at Florida Tile & Grout Restoration. Are you ready for floors that are seriously clean and completely healthy? Contact us and book a floor cleaning appointment!