Eliminate Pet Odors from Your Home with These Tips
We love our pets more than anything, but sometimes they can leave our house feeling dirty, furry, and downright smelly. When it comes to refreshing your home with your furry friends roaming around, there is more to eliminating pet odors than simply spraying air freshener. To effectively eliminate pet odors from your home, try these cleaning tips from D’s Cleaning Services.
Wash the Furniture, Blankets, and Pillows
Fabrics absorb a lot of scents – even the bad ones. When your four-legged friend snuggles up in a blanket or rubs their fur against the couch, they are leaving their scent. That iconic pet smell comes from a mix of their saliva, fur, and hormone glands and it leaves a musty scent on blankets, sheets, and linens. Be sure to wash any fabric you can that your pet has rested on to eliminate the scent they left behind.
Wash their pet bed as well. Excluding your actual dog or cat, their bed will be the smelliest source. Most pet beds are machine washable, but be sure to follow the instructions on the label to prevent any mishaps.
Make Sure Your Pet Wipes Their Paws Before Coming Inside
Cleaning your pet’s paws after their outdoor adventures not only prevents your cat or dog from tracking in dirt and mud, but it will also help eliminate their smelly odors. Like humans, cats and dogs sweat when they get hot. However, rather than sweating from all over their bodies, they sweat from their paws! So, every time your pet walks back inside and around the home after working up a sweat outside, they are leaving their odorous scent everywhere they walk.
To prevent the smell from getting around the home, wipe their paws either by placing down a mat for them to walk on or wipe them yourself with a towel or cloth.
Vacuum and Mop the Floors to Remove the Hidden Pet Dander
Pets shed and leave their leftover fur all around the home. The loose dander that your pet leaves behind can not only cause allergy problems but also leave an odor in your home. To refresh your home from the pet dander, start by vacuuming the floors. Then run a mop over your tile and hardwood floors to eliminate the lingering odor and to pick up any hairs that may have been missed by the vacuum.
Use Odor-Eliminating Cleaners for Any Accidents
Puppies make an adorable addition to a family, but potty training has its own set of challenges, such as them going potty on the carpet. Even well-trained dogs may have accidents inside every now and then. They may even hack up a hairball or spit saliva on the floor. Whatever the case is, these accidents can all cause odors around the home. As you are cleaning up your pet’s accident, be sure to clean up the source and the areas surrounding it.
Remember, just because the spot is cleaned does not mean the odor is gone too. Be sure to use an odor-neutralizing spray to remove the scent that the accident may have left.
Consider Shampooing the Carpet
The amount of dirt and bacteria trapped in your carpets from regular foot traffic can build up for several months and even years. When you add both foot and paw traffic, your carpets will be filled with much more germs and dander. To effectively remove the pet odor from your home, you may have to call in stronger reinforcements. Deep cleaning your carpets will clean and eliminate the odors and dander that are trapped deep within the carpet.
For a Complete Pet Odor-Eliminating Clean That You Can See, Call D’s Cleaning
If you are facing a serious pet odor problem or just simply don’t have the time to get it done, calling in professional cleaners will be the best option. Using the best cleaning and disinfecting agents, our highly-trained cleaning staff at D’s Cleaning can effectively remove the deeply seated odors that are hidden around your home.
To give your home the refreshing clean you want, call D’s cleaning to a arrange a one-time or scheduled cleaning today!