[IVRSS_GALLERY:TYPE=gallery1:DISPLAY=1:HEIGHT=225:RANDOM=NO]The included pictures show the damage caused to a brand new carpet and padding by a 15 year old cat who had a urinary tract infection for about 3 months. The damage was confined to 3 walls in the living room where a new carpet and padding had just been installed. The carpet had been steam cleaned several times, treated with several enzyme odor eliminators, vinegar, ammonia and baking soda none of which removed the odor.
As can clearly be seen from the first pictures, the carpet had been cleaned and looked as good as new. Picture 3 tells a very different story. The back of the carpet was heavily stained with urine residue and the padding was destroyed.
The coloration on the back of the carpet is a combination of sedimentation in the urine from the infection and urea salt (the stuff that causes the odor, and there was a considerable amount of odor). Picture 4 shows the damage on the floor and though it is sever, it is completely recoverable from an odor removal standpoint.
Picture 5 is a close up of the base board and the tack stripping. The baseboard is unharmed but the tack strip is beyond recovery and needs to be replaced. Any time tack strip has stains on the top or there are dark rings around the tacks, it needs to be replaces and the floor beneath cleaned with detergent.
Pictures 6, 7 and 8 are diffenent views of the same general area. Because this area had much less traffic the padding is in much better condition though it is heavily contaminated and needs to be replaced along with the carpet and tack strip. The stains on the floor are bad but still easily deodorized with OdorXit Concentrate. The stains are still there but the odor is gone after the carpet, padding and tack strips were removed and the area treated with OdorXit Concentrate.