Yes, leaving pet urine on carpet can pose some serious health risks. The following are just some of the reasons why getting your carpet cleaned professionally is necessary;
Ammonia – The strong smell of ammonia is always evident where there’s pet urine on the carpet and whilst all urine contains some amount of ammonia, it is especially concentrated in cat urine. Over time, the presence of ammonia can harm people who have asthma, emphysema, COPD, and all kinds of allergies.
Bacteria Growth – If there are members of your family who have a weak immune system, the growth of bacteria may cause issues such as inflammation of the airways, watery eyes, and sinusitis. The older people and younger people in your family are the ones who are at higher risk of being affected.
Mould – Repeated stains that are not properly cleaned and thoroughly soaked may lead to the growth of dangerous moulds. Some kinds of moulds, such as penicillium, can lead to respiratory symptoms whilst other types, such as Aspergillus, may cause more serious long-term lung conditions.