If you are a pet owner, you know that your pets can wreak havoc on your home from time to time.
Spills, broken furniture, and shedding is something that just comes along with owning an animal.
One of the biggest home violations is your pet doing “their business” on your floors and carpets.
Although this may seem benign, when pet urine is allowed to soak into your floors and carpets, it can be harmful to you and your family.
Pet urine can lead to a variety of health issues for humans, pets, and the environment if cleaned haphazardly or untreated.
Here are some of the most common health and home issues caused by pet urine, that you should be aware of:
Ammonia in the urine, when allowed to diffuse into the air, can aggravate allergies, or even lead to a respiratory irritation severe enough to cause asthma. Ammonia worsens conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) because it can damage lung tissue when inhaled in large enough quantities.
Your skin can also be adversely affected by pet urine, which can cause contact dermatitis leading to itchy and uncomfortable skin.
Bacteria In Pet Urine Can Make You Sick
Fresh urine on your carpets or floors is not much of an issue if it is attended to promptly, but allowing it to sit creates the ideal breeding ground for bacteria. This creates an unpleasant odour and sight and can stain your carpet if left untreated. If your animal has urinated in secrecy in your home, it can be hard to spot until it’s too late.
Bacteria like Leptospira can also be found in the urine of animals who are ill and can make you sick. If you come in contact with this type of bacteria symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, and even kidney issues.
Rot That Undermines Your Home’s Structural Integrity
As you would imagine, having any sort of rot in your home is not a good sign, both for the longevity of the home, but also for the safety of you and your family.
If urine is allowed to soak beyond the under padding of carpet into the subfloor, there is a possibility the wood can warp or rot.
This can be an incredibly expensive fix which includes ripping out your carpets and under padding and replacing this wood.
Urine Gone To The Rescue
If you are a pet owner, you know that your pets are going to have accidents in the house from time to time, and although this can be forgiven with a quick innocent puppy-eyed stare from your dog or a cozy snuggle from your kitten, it can be damaging if left untreated.
With Urine Gone, a powerful enzyme-based solution, you can neutralize all ill-effects of urine the moment it happens, so you can have peace of mind knowing that contaminants, allergens, bacteria, rot, and respiratory issues can be avoided altogether.
For more information about Urine Gone, and to tackle pet urine in your home, visit our product page.