Removing unpleasant odors from your home is a challenge all pet owners have to face. Whether you’ve moved into a home where previous owners had pets or are a pet owner yourself, here are a few suggestions for tackling the task of removing pet odors from your home.
Vacuuming regularly keeps allergens down, prevents dirt from grinding into the carpet and removes pet hair.
Change the Filter on Your HVAC
Change filters regularly to capture particles such as hair, dirt and pet dander to keep your home smelling fresh.
Invest in Professional Steam Cleaning
Professionals use hot water extraction to remove stains and debris that are deep in the carpet and furniture. Annual cleaning can ensure that your carpets and upholstery are not harboring odor-inducing pet hair or the remnants of housebreaking accidents.
Treat Stains as Quickly as Possible
It’s important to treat accidents and stains as quickly as possible to prevent them from setting in.
Freshen the Carpet with Baking Soda
Start by vacuuming the carpet thoroughly to remove stains, dust, dirt, dander and fur. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire carpet to absorb any residual odors. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes or longer and then vacuum the carpet to pull up the baking soda and any odors.
Brush Animals Often
Spending five minutes a day brushing your dog or cat will drastically reduce the amount of stray hair in your carpets while also keeping your pet happy and healthy.
Our pets can’t help that they get so smelly at times. So, it’s up to us to keep on top of our household chores in order to prevent a build-up of pet hair, dander and urine odors. We hope these suggestions will help reduce any unpleasant odors, making your home a cleaner and more peaceful environment to live in.