We all love our pets, and here at JDee, we are no different. Pets, however, do pose hygiene issues that can be detrimental to your health. Most of our pets are home trained and very unlikely to mess in the family home, but there are hidden hygiene issues to consider. Pet urine, especially cat urine, is very high in ammonia. When left to dry, the ammonia becomes highly concentrated and is especially dangerous to sufferers of COPD, asthma, or emphysema, and it may even cause allergies.
Other things to consider with pets are faecal waste and fleas. Faecal waste can be carried into your home on pets paws or coats and then trodden deep into the carpet fibres. This type of waste must be removed straight away. The health implications are not exhaustive, but the risk of contracting HEPITITUS A can cause mild flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea, nausea, extreme tiredness, itchy skin and stomach pain. Only Deep Cleaning Carpets with specialist chemicals can remove this harmful disease.
Pet fleas won’t live on humans, but they will bite. They will also find safe havens in the fabric of your home furniture and carpets. If you have pets and you have noticed small red marks on your body, ask yourself…
Does the mark have a small scab which has a red halo?
Does the mark have a central red spot?
Are the red marks in clusters?
Are the marks mainly on your legs or ankles?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions. There may be pet fleas in your home.