We all know that pet urine is loaded with salt. This salt is a desiccant, which means it absorbs moisture right out of the air. This is why pet urine is more noticeable during rainy days – the humidity is higher.
Uric Salt, a Desiccant
If you’re water-damage certified, you know exactly what a desiccant dehumidifier is and how it work. Pet urine in carpet pad works like a desiccant dehumidifier, except its air is deposited into the living room instead of outdoors.
Uric salt (urine salt) is very thirsty. Once it gets a drink of water, it restarts the Uric Salt Cycle and off-gasses ammonia odors. If you place a 5 gallon bucket in any room that has pet urine, that uric salt will absorb the moisture right now of that bucket to restart the urine odors in a process we call the Uric Salt Cycle.
Uric Salt Cycle
Unlike bacteria-rich soil that breaks urine down fast, carpet pad is practically sterile. Pet urine in carpet pad can take years to fully decompose because Mother Nature doesn’t have enough bacteria indoors than outdoors.
It is a common mistake for professional cleaners to use oxidizers to kill the bacteria because that only prolongs the problem. Because oxidizers don’t effect the nitrogen content, Mother Nature will send in more bacteria to restart the Uric Salt Cycle once the oxidizer wears away. A few weeks later, the customer smells urine again and so she calls another cleaner. In short, oxidizers win the battle, but lose the war.
Why Bacteria is Good
Decomposing bacteria are a good thing. These little critters consume the nitrogen using enzymes to convert the nitrogen within the uric salt into ammonia gas, a useful fertilizer for plants. The problem is, it’s stinky! We don’t really notice the ammonia odor outdoors, but indoors the gas builds up and becomes a nuisance.
Ur-OUT is packed full of dormant decomposing probiotics that consumes the nitrogen when in contact. This delivers a fatal blow to the urine odor by speeding up the Uric Salt Cycle and eliminating it permanently. Ur-OUT also contains natural counteractants to make the carpet smell fresh as it is working.
Ur-OUT basically mimics soil by providing plenty of decomposing bacteria to destroy the urine permanently. Ur-OUT also continues to work long after the application by safeguarding the spot so odors cannot return. Next to replacing the carpet, applying a quality bacteria probiotic like Ur-OUT is the best way to eliminate pet urine from carpet.