If you belong to pet groups on Facebook or another of your chosen social media platforms, perhaps you even do the traditional thing and meet up with other pet owners in real life (how strange!), you may have heard people talking about enzymatic cleaners. But what are these cleaners? Why do you need to know about them as a pet owner?
What are Enzyme Cleaners?
Rather than a brand, enzymatic cleaners are a type of cleaning product that you can use to break down stains caused by pets. Consequently, any cleaning products utilising enzymes can carry the name. Whenever you pick up an enzymatic cleaning product, you know that the formula contains enzymes.
To dig into the science, enzymes are considered ‘macromolecular biological catalysts’. What does this mean? Well, the idea is to increase the speed of chemical reactions. While these reactions can occur in the human body, this guide is all about utilising science for cleaning.
When a pet causes a stain, you can use the enzymatic cleaner and it will cause a chemical reaction to break the stain down. You’ll find three main types of enzymatic reactions:
- Amylases – designed to break down starches and carbohydrates
- Lipolases – designed to break down oil and fat
- Proteases – designed to break down protein
Information for Pet Owners
If you choose an enzyme cleaner from PetLab, you know that you have the best formula around for cleaning stains. While other pet owners are scrubbing away at their carpets and furniture, you’re using enzyme cleaners and clearing stains within seconds. While you love your fluffy friend(s), it can get frustrating when they’re leaving urine and faeces around the home.
One of the biggest problems with pets is that they rely on habit – after leaving a bad stain in one place, they’re likely to return time and time again. Without the right cleaner, your pets will still pick up on the smell and this makes them more likely to use the same patch of carpet as a toilet in the future.
Enzymatic cleaners break down stains, as you’ve seen in this guide, but they also get to work on the odour (hooray!). Normally, poor-quality cleaners and air fresheners just cover smells. You think you’ve dealt with the problem and then the smell returns (or the pet returns to the spot as a toilet). Since enzymatic cleaners deal with the odour and the stain, you can break bathroom mistakes and accidents before they have an opportunity to become a habit.
In truth, pets of all shapes, sizes, and ages can cause stains and odours around the home. If you want to eliminate them, use an enzymatic cleaner. Not only do they break bad bathroom habits, but they also make your home look more presentable for guests. Now, you don’t need to cover certain patches of the carpet or sofa because of pet stains.
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With the right product, you can use enzymatic cleaners on the following surfaces:
- Sleeping bags
- Litter boxes
- Artificial turf
- Pet beds
- Interior of vehicles
Wherever you notice a stain, grab the enzymatic cleaner and allow it to get to work. This being said, it’s always best to consult the label of your chosen product because you’ll learn the usage guidelines and best practices. Nobody knows how to use enzymatic cleaners better than the companies that manufacture them.
If you don’t have an enzyme cleaner, it’s time to get one for the cupboard. Pull it out whenever you need to remove a stain for appearance or to break a bathroom habit from your fluffy companion!