What happens when cat or pet urine goes undiscovered?
Pet urine that goes undiscovered, can pose potential health risks or exacerbate pre-existing conditions like allergies or asthma.
Ammonia in animal urine not only causes an unpleasant odor but can cause breathing difficulties such as coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath.
The lingering scent can also attract your pet to the same location, allowing for continued urination causing further damage to the surrounding area and beneath.
Why is there still an odor after cleaning up a pet mess?
When urine is cleaned up, most cases, it is only cleaned up on the surface level, allowing for the remaining urine to seep into the carpet; concrete, wood-floor, and unsealed flooring.
The urine smell is not only detectable to you and visitors; but by the animal who left it. The scent left behind attracts the pet back to this space, where they continue to urinate; causing damage to the area.
When is it time to call a professional?
When the odor is lingering in the air noticeable to you and visitors, and most importantly, causing health concerns, it is best to contact a professional with experience in remediation of biological materials.
Specialists will locate the problem area and come up with a detailed remediation plan that works for your situation and eliminate the odor.
Remember: If the odor is detectable to you, it is likely detectable to them as well. The animal is less likely to urinate or continue urinating in a space where they cannot smell their scent.
Maintaining a clean living space is the healthiest choice for you and your furry friends. Most importantly, if you are experiencing respiratory issues and/or other health concerns due to animal urine or waste, contact a professional to help restore a healthy living environment.