Pets are a huge part of our lives, but coming home to the smell of them can be unpleasant. A quick fix like fragrance spray may lessen pet odor at first, but how do you eliminate the lingering smell of a furry friend?
Without getting rid of your pet, there are a few things you can do to remove odors. Here we will discuss the guide to eliminating those pet odors from your belongings, keeping your home smelling good.
1. Absorb Any Moisture with Baking Soda
Accidents are at the top of the list for the existence of pet odor.
If you notice your pet has had an accident, you will want to absorb the moisture as soon as you notice it. Before prepping your concoction, dab the spot in a gentle pressing motion, soaking up as much of the urine as you can.
After dabbing out as much of the mess as possible, neutralize the area. A combination of 1:1 white vinegar and water should be poured over the area and covered with baking soda for 24 hours. This concoction will pull out additional urine from the area offering better visibility of the area.
2. Remove Pet Odor with a Cleaner
If you haven’t been keeping up with weekly cleaning, you may want to use a hand-held cleaner to remove pet odor from carpets, furniture, and more.
Carpet is one of the best retainers of pet odor, but regular vacuuming and full carpet cleaning can help develop resistance against pets.
3. Hire a Professional
A more expensive, but less hands-on approach to dealing with pet odor is to hire a professional. These companies will do all the work with equipment designed to rid your home of pet odors. Professionals are well-trained in the removal of stains, odors, and more.
If you feel like you’re behind the eight ball with cleaning and don’t have the time for it, a professionally scheduled cleaning routine can help relieve some stress.
4. Enzymatic Cleaners
Enzymatic cleaners contain enzymes that are designed to break down soil using a natural pH. These types of cleaners are good at breaking up urine, feces, and food.
Using an enzymatic cleaner is as simple as spray, let sit, and dab.
Before purchasing a cleaner, make sure the chemicals are pet-safe. You do not want to put your pets at risk when cleaning. You should also ensure the cleaner you are using is safe for your carpet type. Not all cleaners can be used on all materials.
5. Use an Odor-Free Litter Box
This suggestion is specifically for cat and rodent owners.
Using an odor-free litter box or bedding can help eliminate the spreading of the smell throughout the home. To ensure the litter retains its odor-free ways, make sure you scoop, wash, and clean the box/cage. Adding a layer of baking soda under the litter/bedding can also provide a nice smell buffer.
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