Dog urine is a concoction of ammonia, bacteria, hormones, and uric acid. As the urine breaks down, the ammonia concentration increases and then mercaptans (extreme odors) are produced. This is the same chemical compound that gives skunk spray its long lasting funk. Uric acid contains crystals that are left behind on the surface of the synthetic turf fibers, even after the urine has dried. These crystals are reactivated anytime new moisture reaches the area, including humidity or after a heavy rainfall. A dog’s urine also acts as a scent marker designed to let other animals know this territory is taken. This potent combination gives dog urine its staying power long after the spot has dried and is the reason specialized dog urine cleaners and deodorizers are so indispensable.
“I recommend using SGW Turf Fresh as a routine maintenance for ALL synthetic turf. Its disinfecting powers allows your pets paws to reduce attracting unwanted bacteria and rid the uric acid from hanging around”