You might find your beloved pets may have had a few accidents. Those accidents can leave your home smelly. However, it’s not just the smell you should be concerned with. There are some health problems that are now linked to the old pet urine that may still be present in your home. It’s true that it’s not always easy cleaning or locating accidents left behind by our pets. This is why it is especially important to have your carpet deep cleaned if it has been soiled by your pets. Chem-Dry Larsons will share some of the recently discovered health problems that unattended pet urine can cause to household members.
Side Effects of Dog & Cat Urine Stains
Allergies – For those with allergies, the protein in pet urine, dander, and saliva left behind can irritate allergic symptoms. The smell of urine is a sure sign that proteins are still present in your home. For those who suffer from indoor allergies it may be due to the left over protein from your pet’s urine.
Asthma – For those with asthma or other types of breathing problems, the urine and its proteins has the same affect. As the urine breaks down, the proteins in the urine become air borne. As those with asthma breathe, the protein particles can trigger asthma attacks or create other breathing problems. Additionally, those with asthma may suffer from small cases of anxiety due to the scent of the urine.
Respiratory Infections – For those who don’t have asthma or any other known respiratory problems, you can develop them over time if you are constantly exposed to the ammonia that is present in pet urine, and most especially cats. Some have developed certain respiratory problems such as bronchitis or pneumonia due to the exposure of the ammonia. Other health problems that are linked to the ammonia are headaches, dizziness, and chronic coughing.
Irritations – Those who are exposed to pet urine may begin to experience different types of irritations such as burning of the eyes, along with ear, nose and throat irritations. These irritations may not be a major health concern, but they can become annoying and stressful when not relieved. Many who suffer from these types of irritations are unaware it is due to the present of the old pet urine.
Molds & Bacteria – Set aside the potential problems of the proteins and ammonia left behind in your pet’s urine. Other problem can be born from pet urine. Molds and bacteria can be born from urine such as E Coli and black molds.
Solution – It is important to clean pet stains as they occur. One of the best cleaners for pet stains and especially urine is vinegar. Vinegar breaks down and eliminates the ammonia and protein left in the urine. You can directly pour the vinegar on the soiled area and let it soak on the stain for 15 to 30 minutes before cleaning up the stain.
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If your home has been overly soiled by frequent pet stains, it may be worth it to you and the other household members to have your carpet professionally cleaned. Chem-Dry Larsons can effectively extract the old pet stains and dissolve any remaining ammonia or proteins that may be within your carpets. If you need help cleaning your carpets, and making your home a safer and healthier environment for you and your family, contact Chem-Dry Larsons today.