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Urine, whether humans or animals, has a significant effect on our health. Cat and dog urine isn’t just disgusting; it can harm your health. The dangers of animal urine aren’t always obvious, though. No doubt you realize that this urine, like all human and animal waste, carries bacteria that could cause illness. Below, are some of the potential damage that animal urine in carpets can cause;

The Ammonia Odour

Dog or cat urine smells sharply of ammonia, which is an irritant to the lungs. In the case of large amounts of urine, your lungs could feel like they are burning. Inhalation of large quantities of ammonia causes immediate burning of the throat, respiratory tract, and nose. As a person is exposed to larger or constant quantities of ammonia, he or she may start to feel lightheaded and faint. Excessive exposure to ammonia causes eye and skin irritation. 

Bacteria and Other Microorganisms

Most of the bacteria that grows in old pet stains are not particularly dangerous to anyone who has a healthy immune system, but it can become quite bothersome. In otherwise healthy people, the bacteria and microorganisms found in old urine stains may cause sinusitis, watery eyes, and allergies. However, in people who have compromised immune systems; such as very young children, the elderly, and individuals with illnesses or on medication, these bacteria can cause significant health issues.

Urine odors in carpets can be difficult to remove but there are lots of ways to eliminate pet urine and its odor from your carpet. With the proper method, you can get your carpets looking and smelling just like new. Why put your family’s health at risk when you can always have professional carpet cleaning do the magic for you? That’s what Clean Green Solutions carpet cleaning service is here for. Call us today for a free quote.