Slate and pets – Do they mix?

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Pet urine can cause permanent damage to stone floors that have not been properly sealed. When urine is first deposited, it has a pH of about 5 or 6, which is acidic. It is much easier to remove when it is fresh. Once it dries it turns alkaline (pH of between 10 & 12) and becomes trickier to remove.

If you have a cleaning job that has proved too difficult to complete yourself, you may need to call in a specialist.

I came across a company called PHS Cleaning & Restoration’. This is a company based in Illinois with many years of experience cleaning natural stone floors. They seem to have quite a comprehensive evaluation process, before they start any remedial work.

By the way, I found this great image from Click on the image to see more photos of ‘Sophia’, the Golden Retriever.

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Peter Phillips