Dogs, cats and other furry friends really do become a part of the family. But what do you do when they seem to be having a dramatic impact on the smell and feel of your home? Here, we’ve got the ultimate tips for making sure your home smells and feels fresh no matter how many pets you have. From regular carpet cleaning to vacuuming your furniture, we’ve got the tips no pet owner should miss:
Have the right products on hand
If you have pets, you need to have cleaning products specifically for cleaning up their mess. The reason for this is that regular cleaners often don’t have the right ingredients to get rid of smells and bacteria left behind. Having the right products on hand will make cleaning easier and faster.
Attack mess quickly
Like with any mess or spill in the house, the key is to clean it up quickly. If your cat has weed next to the couch, attack it immediately by getting paper towel over the area and trying to absorb as much as possible. Then use a cleaning product that specifically helps to remove stains and odour caused by cat urine. Regular cleaning products just won’t cut it especially when it comes to mess left by felines.
If you find the mess a while after, put a small amount of warm water on the area before working on it with a cleaning product.
It’s also a good idea to regularly vacuum your lounges. This will stop the build up of hair and subsequent smells.
Keep your pets clean
If your dog goes outside in the rain and then is allowed to come straight in and on the couch without being dried off, you are guaranteed to get smells set in all over your furniture. Keeping your animals clean is part of the whole process of making sure they don’t leave odours in your home. Wipe them down and clean their paws with a damp cloth if they have been running somewhere muddy. Don’t ever let them run around the house while they are wet.
Regular brushing is also very important. Keeping your pets fur free of debris from rolls in the grass will also stop them from bringing things in to your home.
Keep their bedding clean as well. Washing their bedding once a week will help stop the build up of dirt in their bed.
No matter how much vacuuming you do, you still can’t lift that old stain and smell out of the carpet. Carpet steam cleaning professionals can not only rid your carpet of stains and odours, but also hidden nasties. Having your carpets steam cleaned once every 12 months will help your home to stay fresh and smelling great.
Pets enrich our lives in so many ways. Dealing with the odours they bring in to the home doesn’t have to be part and parcel with pet ownership. I hope our tips on how to rid your home of pet odours has given you some useful tips for keeping your home smelling great no matter how many pets you choose to have.