We all love our pets. They are part of our family and our home wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately, pets have a tendency to leave our homes with a less than fresh smell. As pet owners, we can become nose blind to all the smells they leave behind. A few regular cleaning habits can help your home smell pet-free no matter how many pets you have. The best part is that besides keeping pet odor under control, managing the sources of odors can help you and your pets breathe easier. Here are some simple ways to prevent pet odors in your home.
Vacuuming, washing pet beds, and cleaning up accidents as soon as they happen are the best ways to prevent pet odors from saturating your home. Adding vinegar to the washing machine when you wash pet beds will eliminate odors in the fabric. If you have an air filter on your vacuum then make sure you change it regularly. Sprinkling baking soda on your carpets and letting it sit for a few hours before vacuuming is an easy step that will limit pet odor in your home. Air fresheners can help in a pinch, but they often only cover odors. Treating the source of the odor is the best strategy in addition to regular cleaning of areas that your pets frequent.
If your pup smells like they need a bath, they will spread that smell to every surface they lay on. Regular baths and dry shampoo for between washes are good for your pet and your nose. Make sure you get your dog completely dry before letting them lay down on the sofa or you go from stinky dog smell to wet dog smell. Don’t forget about regular brushing either. It helps your pet’s coat and collects some of the excess hair and dander before it settles into the carpets or into your air circulation. Even a short-haired pup can benefit from regular brushing.
Cats don’t usually need many baths, but brushing is also important for them. In addition, make sure their litter box is clean, and add a cover with a filter. Invest in a mat to collect the cat litter from their paws. These are all helpful methods to keep your home smelling fresh..
Changing your air filters can have a huge impact on eliminating pet odor in your home, as well as being beneficial to your health. If you have multiple pets then you might want to consider adding a stand-alone air filter in the rooms where your pets frequently stay. It will help your main air filters battle the smells, pet hair, and dander and help you and your pets breathe easier.
At Extreme Carpet Care, we focus on helping you get your home clean and fresh. We are attentive to the odors that pets can cause, and we address any stains they leave behind as well. The professional level of clean that we provide can help prevent pet odors from lingering in your home. To learn more about the Extreme Carpet Care team and our cleaning process you can visit us here.