Pet odor removal is more important than many homeowners realize. Not only is pet odor in the home unpleasant, but it can also be dangerous to the health of the residents. Many pet owners think a quick wipe up will suffice when a pet relieves themselves in the home, but the lack of a thorough cleaning can leave behind bacteria and acrid fumes.
How is pet odor harmful?
The presence of pet odor indicates that bacteria or danger is still present. While urine itself may be sterile, it contains ammonia. The smell of ammonia can irritate the lungs. Not only can it be an irritant, but it can also burn the esophagus, respiratory tract, nose, eyes, and skin of those near it. When constantly exposed to ammonia, many people experience headaches, itching and irritated skin and dizziness, but they may not realize the cause is the pet urine in the home. In fact, many people are shocked when they discover this.
The odor left behind by urine can even aggravate asthma and allergies. In some cases, those who are in the presence of urine odor experience severe migraines. Ammonia from urine in large quantities can even cause skin burns, which is a hazard that should be noted especially if children are in the home and playing on the carpets.
When a pet defecates, a simple pick up job may not be adequate in removing the bacteria from the area. If the odor is still present, the danger is likely still present too. Dog waste contains millions of fecal coliform bacteria and other germs and pathogens that can cause diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, vomiting, malaise, salmonella, kidney disorders and even meningitis among other illnesses and infections. In addition, pet defecation can cause parasitic infections like hookworms, roundworms and whipworms, tapeworms and giardiasis.
It is easy to assume if you are not touching the pet waste, you are safe; however, even if you cannot see it, it may leave behind dangers that you could come into contact with later by walking barefoot, touching couches or carpets and not immediately washing your hands or even by touching the pet itself after it has been lying down on the tainted area.
How can pet odor removal help?
Once a pet defecates or urinates in the home, it is likely to keep happening if the odor is not removed. A professional pet odor removal will eliminate the odor from all inches of the carpet or upholstered furniture to ensure the accident is unlikely to happen again. While store-bought sprays and cleaners may reduce the problem temporarily, a professional cleaning will eliminate the odors at a molecular level and sterilize any potential health hazards.
Get odor removal that works
You and your family deserve the greatest health possible, and you should also be able to enjoy your pets without worrying about the potential for illness or infection. A professional cleaning can alleviate unpleasant smells and health hazards to put your mind at ease. Schedule an appointment today for pet odor removal that works.