Do you like keeping your pets around? Most owners do. But that doesn’t mean pet odor hasn’t been an issue. No matter how well you groom or care for them, pet ownership comes with daunting challenges.
Pet odor and stink can keep your home from smelling clean and fresh. However, there are a few useful tips you can employ when you face serious pet problems.
Removing Pet Odor From Soft Furnishings
No matter what pet you own, it will have natural odors. According to research, dogs have a tendency to smell more than other pets. Regardless of the type of pet you own, On Time Steam Cleaners is here to keep your soft furnishings odor-free.
· Tip #1: Use a Washing Machine
Every piece of furniture has a cleaning code. They are denoted by S, W, W/S or X. S denotes spot cleaning requiring solvents, W denotes water, W/S denotes cleaning where both solvents and water can be used, and X means that the furnishing cannot be cleaned with solvents or water – which is a rare case. You should proceed depending on your furniture cleaning code.
Soft furnishings may include duvet covers, cushion covers, pillow covers, or rugs. All of these can be washed and cleaned in the washing machine.
· Tip #2: Make a Vinegar and Baking Soda Concoction
What can you do if your furniture isn’t washable? Baking soda is one of the best ways to ditch dirt and maintain cleanliness in your home. It brightens and cuts through grime and odor, killing viruses. Experts have declared the combination of vinegar and baking soda is one of the best natural remedies to omit pet odor from your soft furnishings.
Just take vinegar and baking soda in equal quantities, then compile into a mixture. Put this mixture in a spray bottle and spray over the dirty area. This works best when cleaning the blood or urine of your pet.
Be careful not to get your furniture too wet!
Removing Pet Odor From The Floor
Do you have hardwood flooring and no idea how to keep it odor-free?
Tip: Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Gone are the days when pets were kept outside the house. Nowadays, pet owners love cuddling, sleeping, eating, and taking their pets out with them.
With that being said, your pet constantly moving in and out of your home could affect the smell. To help, you can mop the floor. However, this will only clear the hair and marks of their paws. It won’t completely eliminate the pet odor.
You can also use a baking soda and vinegar mixture as mentioned above to clear laminate flooring.
Still, one of the best solutions for hardwood flooring is a hydrogen peroxide mixture. You can make this mixture by combining baking soda, a cup of hydrogen peroxide, and one teaspoon of dish washing detergent. Sprinkle the soda over the affected area and mop it. You’ll soon find the odor is gone!
A Final Word
Pet lovers love their four-legged friends, but their odors can put a damper on the relationship.
If you think you are unable to get rid of pet odors alone, call OnTime Steam Cleaning. We can help reduce your pet odor problem with eco-friendly materials that will keep your home (and your animals) safe.