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Artificial turf in Arizona is an awesome way to enjoy the benefits of having a lawn in your yard without the high water usage and constant mowing. However it is NOT maintenance-free. Over time, especially if you have pets, some nasty things can find their way onto and into the turf which can pose health risks to your family and pets if not regularly cleaned and maintained. These nasty things can include a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other infection-causing organisms. Sounds fun, right?

Here are some of the more common nasties that can make their way onto your turf without proper maintenance:

  • Ringworm – Ringworm, also called tinea, is actually not a “worm” at all. It is a common skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm can affect the body, scalp, feet, and groin. You may be familiar with athlete’s foot and jock itch – these are actually technically Ringworm.
  • Pinworms – These guys are parasites and they are nasty little buggers. They are usually found in the colon and rectum, and are introduced when a “host” swallows their eggs. These eggs hatch inside the host and quickly get cozy. The females actually will exit through the host’s butt at night to lay their eggs. Unfortunately his is not some horror movie, it’s really what they do. YUCK! Oh, they also spread quite easily.
  • Staph – A Staph (Staphylococcus) infection is something you may already be familiar with. It can get really nasty really quick and even result in death if not treated properly. It is caused by a group of bacteria that cause a variety of types of infections, most commonly infections of the skin. No fun. Not cool. 0/10
  • Parvo – Parvo is a highly contagious and infectious virus that affects puppies and young doggos. The virus causes an infection in the GI tract which can be deadly if not treated. Unfortunately, it spreads like wildfire among the K9 population and is found all over the place. This one really sucks because it affects puppies. We love puppies. Luckily, there is preventive medicine for this and it is usually one of the first treatments your dog receives as a pup!
  • Distemper – Distemper is another highly contagious virus that causes disease in dogs, ferrets, skunks, raccoons, and other animals. There is no cure and it can often be deadly. Distemper attacks multiple organs, affecting the GI tract, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Luckily, similar to Parvo, there is preventive medicine for this and is also part of the first treatments your dog receives as a pup!
  • eColi – Escherichia coli (E. coli) can affect both pets and humans. In animals, E. coli can cause gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and vomiting. In humans, it can lead to food poisoning, urinary tract infections, and even life-threatening illnesses. The bacteria can spread through contaminated food or water, and close contact with infected individuals or animals.
  • Salmonella – Salmonella is a type of bacterium that can cause illness in both pets and humans. In pets, it can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In humans, infection with Salmonella can lead to salmonellosis, which can cause similar symptoms as well as fever and headache. Salmonella can spread through contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals, and it can also be transmitted from pets to humans. Treatment of salmonellosis typically involves antibiotics, but in severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary.
  • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacterium that can infect both pets and humans. In animals, it can cause skin and ear infections. In humans, it can cause respiratory and urinary tract infections, as well as infections in individuals with weakened immune systems. P. aeruginosa is often resistant to multiple antibiotics, making treatment challenging. Proper hygiene and sanitation can help prevent the spread of P. aeruginosa infections. In severe cases, hospitalization and aggressive treatment may be necessary.
  • MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics, making it difficult to treat. In both pets and humans, MRSA can cause skin infections, such as boils and abscesses, as well as more serious infections like pneumonia and bloodstream infections. MRSA can spread through close contact with infected individuals or contaminated surfaces. To prevent MRSA infections, it is important to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands regularly, and to seek medical treatment for skin infections promptly. In pets, it’s important to keep their skin and fur clean and to see a veterinarian if they show signs of infection.
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes – Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athletes Foot) is a type of fungus that can cause skin infections in both pets and humans. In pets, it can cause a condition known as ringworm, which is characterized by circular patches of hair loss and scaly, itchy skin. In humans, it can cause a similar infection known as dermatophytosis, which affects the nails, hair, and skin. These infections are usually treated with antifungal medications, and can be prevented by maintaining good hygiene and avoiding close contact with infected individuals or animals.
  • Influenza A (H1N1) – Influenza A (H1N1) is a strain of the influenza virus that can infect both humans and pets, particularly dogs and cats. In humans, it can cause symptoms similar to seasonal flu, such as fever, cough, and body aches. In pets, the symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, and fever. The virus is highly contagious and can spread from person to person or from infected animals to humans.

Nasty stuff, right? Not to worry! Much of this can be prevented or eliminated with regular maintenance and cleaning. There are even a few things you can do yourself to help between cleanings including picking up poop right away, using a pet-friendly & turf-friendly disinfectant solution on pee spots, and hosing off your turf once in a while (assuming it was installed properly and drains well).

If you haven’t been keeping up on regular maintenance or if your turf has a strong odor, it may be time for a professional cleaning. When we come out for your free initial inspection, we’ll assess the situation and recommend the best turf cleaning service for you to keep your turf in great shape and most importantly keep your family and pets healthy and happy.

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Dirty TurfExcellentDirty Turf5.0 Based on 332 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onDanielle S.Danielle S. ★★★★★ We are very pleased with the cleaning the Dirty Turf team provides. They are on time, efficient and are always a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend their services especially if you have pets. It feels like a new yard everytime they leave.Denise L.Denise L. ★★★★★ Excellent customer service they did an amazing Job recommend 100%Evan S.Evan S. ★★★★★ Steve and the team were top notch. I will definitely be calling them back in 6 months to clean it again.Bob T.Bob T. ★★★★★ They did a great job bringing my turf back to life. Highly recommend Steve and his company.Mandi B.Mandi B. ★★★★★ I have been using their cleaning services for some time now, I have two large dogs and after cleaning the dog smells are completely gone and the grass look brand new. I would highly recommend Dirty Turf.Laura B.Laura B. ★★★★★ I have three miniature schnauzers who pretty much run the yard and also dominated the AstroTurf. I was worried we were becoming the house with the smelly yard ! I found Steve on google and he talked me through the interesting process of the clean. Explained the cleaning materials are safe so I got off the call feeling confident and comfortable. After Steve cleaned the turf it literally looked brand new and smelt amazing! He absolutely went above and beyond. I really Appreciate his thoroughness and customer care. Hands down would recommend this service 10 out of 10.austyn D.austyn D. ★★★★★ Steve and his team did a wonderful job. They were quick and cleaned my turf very well. It looks brand new! Will be using this service again.Cameron S.Cameron S. ★★★★★ Amazing job, my turf looks brand new. 10/10 recommend these guys over anyone elseMatt H.Matt H. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf made our turf look as good as new. Very happy we went with them.John S.John S. ★★★★★ Steve has cleaned our grass three times over the past few years. He always does great work with excellent customer service and communication. Definitely plan to continue using Dirty Turf to keep our yard looking and smelling new.Kevin W.Kevin W. ★★★★★ Absolutely great service. No smells, turf looks brand new. Definitely will call for future serviceAmber C.Amber C. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced. I would 100% recommended them for your turf cleaning needs. My yard looks and smells better than new 👍Jennifer M.Jennifer M. ★★★★★ Cleaned our turf beautifully, all in support of Basha Softball! Thanks so much!Jen MartinezBasha Softball BoostersAmber B.Amber B. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf did an amazing job with our bullpen. The turf seemed beyond its days and they made it look brand new! Thank you Dirty Turf!!Chad P.Chad P. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf did a great job on the turf in the batting cage at Basha High School. This turf had never been cleaned and was several years old. They really brought it back to life. They worked fast and we are extremely happy with the results! Highly recommended.Michael Z.Michael Z. ★★★★★ The entire team of Dirty Turf is incredible! They turned our backyard into brand new again, and we can finally sit outside and enjoy the weather!!JUSTIN J.JUSTIN J. ★★★★★ They made my grass look amaizing, very professional, very timely and my dogs love it!!Autumn G.Autumn G. ★★★★★ Thank you for cleaning up our Dirty Turf! The boys and dogs are enjoying our time out in the yard.Matthew W.Matthew W. ★★★★★ Great service, exceptional resultsMarty S.Marty S. ★★★★★ They provide a great service, at a reasonable price. We were extremely pleased with the outcome. Thank You!Brianna A.Brianna A. ★★★★★ I'm so impressed with Dirty Turf! We have three dogs, and our turf had developed a strong odor. Dirty Turf came and thoroughly cleaned it, paying close attention to every detail. The turf now looks even better than when it was first installed. Steve and his team are incredibly pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Dirty Turf for their excellent service.chris G.chris G. ★★★★★ Those guys are awesome, just wow causeI didn't think my turf would even turn out this good! It's smells great too. They were on time, ready to work very fast. Very friendly too.I signed up on their monthly plan.Brian H.Brian H. ★★★★★ DirtyTurf did any amazing job getting my turf back to like new condition. Highly recommend, they stand behind their work 100%Nicholas B.Nicholas B. ★★★★★ I rarely write reviews, but after the phenomenal experience with Dirty Turf, I felt compelled to share my thoughts. We recently had our turf cleaned by their team, and I must say, the transformation was nothing short of remarkable.From the get-go, their customer service was top-notch – friendly, informative, and genuinely eager to meet our needs. The crew arrived right on schedule, equipped and ready to tackle the job. What impressed me most was their attention to detail. They didn't just clean; they meticulously revitalized every inch of our turf, breathing new life into it.The results? Our turf looks as vibrant and inviting as the day it was installed. It's not just clean; it's rejuvenated. The difference is night and day, and our neighbors have already made compliments about how great it looks.What's more, Dirty Turf uses eco-friendly products, which is a huge plus for us. We love knowing that our beautiful turf isn’t just visually appealing but also kind to the environment.I cannot recommend Dirty Turf enough. If you're looking for professional, efficient, and outstanding turf cleaning services, these are the folks to call. They've earned a loyal customer in me and I will definitely be using their services again in the future. Thanks, Dirty Turf, for your exceptional work!AC A.AC A. ★★★★★ I’ve never seen product like his work like this before. Top grade and hassle free!!!Jannine T.Jannine T. ★★★★★ Steve was great to work with. The turf looks absolutely amazing and smells great. We can definitely tell the difference.Ashley W.Ashley W. ★★★★★ This is the cleanest I’ve ever seen a patio. Especially from what it started at. Highly recommend!James P.James P. ★★★★★ My folks have artificial turf in there court yard where the dogs go potty. It’s a smaller patch, but the smell of urine can fill the courtyard, especially in the summer. Dirty Turf came out and provided cleaning for the turf and the smell is completely fresh and clean. Definitely recommend and plan on scheduling appointments for routine cleaning.Kellie K.Kellie K. ★★★★★ Outstanding service! Super happy with the way the turf looked and the odor was gone. Highly recommend!Yesenia G.Yesenia G. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf came out 3 weeks ago to clean our turf. They did such an amazing job. We signed up for their monthly service.Shelly T.Shelly T. ★★★★★ I had dirty turf clean my backyard and it was John and Matt and they did amazing job. There’s no smells I would recommend them extremely highly recommended.Carol S.Carol S. ★★★★★ I've been using Dirty Turf for several years and I don't know what I'd do without them! I have a very small area for my dog to use and it gets overwhelmingly smelly. I tried spraying it myself, but it never lasted and was a hassle. The method and the product Steve uses makes all the difference. My small area remains stink-free for weeks after each treatment. Over the years his company has grown with staff and he utilizes technology effectively for appointment reminders, payment etc. Additionally, Steve is a really a nice guy. I highly recommend him and his company.Kellie M.Kellie M. ★★★★★ Very happy, highly recommend! Especially if you have dogs.Kevin S.Kevin S. ★★★★★ WOW!!! Dirty Turf came out and cleaned my turf after 3 dogs have spent a year using it for their business. The crew was efficient, great communicators and did a phenomenal job. We love our backyard again. Highly recommend giving Dirty Turf a call when you need the job done right the first time!!!!Anna J.Anna J. ★★★★★ Really great customer service and they honor any deal or "Smell guarantee" that they say in the beginning. I have worked with a few different turf cleaning companies and dirty turf is hands down the best. The product actually works! Response time is very fast, and they truly do take pride in their work and what customers are saying or needing. I cannot say enough great things about them!KJ S.KJ S. ★★★★★ I needed a lot of help with my turf, it was so dirty from all of the pigeons that frequent our neighborhood (and my roof) that I didn't even want to go outside. Enter, Dirty Turf to the rescue. They helped me so much. They came the same day and made the turf and pavers look brand new. They are efficient, effective, and really, really nice. I wholeheartedly recommend them.Paul Y.Paul Y. ★★★★★ Working with Dirty Turf proved to be a seamless experience. They pay attention to detail and work very fast. It's been a couple of months since they serviced my turf, and impressively, there's been no trace of urine odors. After calling a few different companies, Dirty Turf was the best choice. I've signed up in their quarterly maintenance program.Matthew T.Matthew T. ★★★★★ After trying various products to remove odors from our artificial turf without success, we were on the verge of removing it altogether. That's when we discovered that professional cleaning was an option. We contacted several turf cleaning services and ultimately chose Dirty Turf. It turned out to be the right decision, as they efficiently eliminated all the unpleasant smells!Jordon S.Jordon S. ★★★★★ This was my first time using Dirty Turf and wow, these guys are the best! I have used other turf companies before, but never got the results i expected from their descriptions on their websites. I reached out to Steve and he was very accommodating and got me on the calendar right before the holidays. John was the guy who serviced my yard and he was super nice, texted me 30 minutes before showing up and walked me through the process.I highly recommend going with Dirty Turf and ask for John on your next service. 5/5 stars for these guys!Justin S.Justin S. ★★★★★ Timely and great service. I wanted the best package but they informed me my turf was in great shape and it was not needed. It was reassuring that they were not there to upsell me when it was not required. Will use them again.Jordan M.Jordan M. ★★★★★ After an extensive search for a company to maintain the turf at our sports facility, we ultimately chose Dirty Turf. Our decision was influenced by the impressive expertise, experience, and equipment that Steve and his team brought to the table. We wholeheartedly recommend Dirty Turf for any turf-related services, as they have proven to be exceptionally capable and very reliable company!Amie S.Amie S. ★★★★★ I have new turf and 4 dogs. I wanted to be proactive in staying ahead of the smell that can come with animals and artificial turf. Dirty Turf was the perfect solution. They pretreated, put pet proof sand in, clean my turf and I’m all set. We were so happy with the company, communication and services performed. I’m all set for regular cleanings. Best thing I could’ve done for my backyard!Jacob M.Jacob M. ★★★★★ I've used a few turf Cleaning companies in the past and the results were not what I thought. After using Dirty Turf I was very impressed with their cleaning style. It was very different. Steve extracted all the urine and dirty infill out. His machine is very powerful. It's been six months since he came, and my turf still does not smell. Dirty Turf is the only company I recommend.Tracy R.Tracy R. ★★★★★ I love my backyard!! I have a small patch of turf, mostly for the you can imagine, it can get smelly! I found Dirty Turf online and after reading several reviews decided to try them out. Right after the first service, I signed up for standing quarterly cleanings. I love the fresh smell and appearance of the turf after the service. It makes a huge difference and allows me to entertain and enjoy the space. And I get to keep the dog! Just kidding, the dog is a keeper!! Thank you Steve and team!Brandy M.Brandy M. ★★★★★ Great job! Grass looks and smells amazing. Will follow up in a week to see if smell is still tempered 🙂jassim A.jassim A. ★★★★★ Turf was very dirty & had stains, looks brand new now & smells goodAngela M.Angela M. ★★★★★ Dirty Turf did an excellent job cleaning my turf. I have 3 large dogs and the smell was really bad. They cleaned my turf and educated me on ongoing cleaning. Set up my next cleaning service. Great job 👏 👍Meghan C.Meghan C. ★★★★★ We had a great experience with this company. They left our turf looking brand new. We will def be using them in the future!js_loader

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