Pet Urine Soaked Carpets — Cosmetic or Sanitary?
October 20, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
Urine (pet) saturated carpets in our new apartment. Merely cosmetic? Or is this an un-sanitary living condition?
posted by mmdei to Pets & Animals (18 answers total)
Initially, we asked the for the carpet to be replaced due to what we felt was an excessive amount of staining and wear. We were told that the carpet was inspected by a 3rd party expert who determined that the carpet was in salvageable condition. The carpet was then professionally cleaned.
While moving in, we noticed a pungent odor, which, under blacklight inspection, revealed a significant number of concentrated (dog?) urine stains which were confirmed with an sniff test, as well as dribble strains leading outward from the spots.
We've perused the WAC, the new SMC, the tenants union, and solid ground's websites, but we can't determine if this is in fact considered an unsanitary living condition or a cosmetic issue.
Also, given the management's insistence that the problem has already been professionally remediated, must they now move on to replacing the carpet, or can they just endlessly attempt to 'solve' the problem with more cleaning?
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