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How to get the pet odour out of the house

We all love our pets, According to an article published by the Irish independent on 2nd of April 2019, 61 % of house holders either have a cat or a dog that is considered a member of the family. Unfortunately, they can make it a real challenge to keep your home clean, healthy and smelling fresh. At Effective cleaning Services we can help you elevate the problems of pet ownership with our professional and friendly services. Our services means that the client does not have to put up with the smell of an accident or have to worry about stray dog hairs and other messes that might occur. Pets can create some serious problems. You might be embarrassed to have friends and family over, or spend less time inside. It can be difficult to deal with a pet accident once one has occurred, but it’s also very hard to know where past accidents may have taken place, accidents you may not have even known about in the house. The odour from pet accidents can spread through the entire home and impact your health and your happiness.

running dog
dog running

The smell from an accident area also often leads to repeat incidents in the same area until it is properly chemically cleaned. Pet urine in the carpet not only leaves a horrible stain and an unpleasant odour, but it penetrates the fibres and contaminates both the carpet and the floor underneath. That’s why it can require major restoration work, well beyond just a simple cleaning and treating. The longer an incident goes untreated, the more likely the urine odour is to permeate deeper and deeper into floors, walls and even the framework and foundation of the home.

As the diagram states that the urine does not stay on the top of the carpet but soaks downwards towards the Sub floor .

Pet ordour
Pet urine

Tips to get rid of pet Odours

Get into a Cleaning Routine:

Regular cleaning, especially in areas where your pet likes to spend time or you find them cuddled up on your sofa, will help keep smells from building up. Wash your pet’s bedding often and sweep, vacuum a couple times a week or even more if you think your house needs it. Wash pets at least twice a week this will help keep the smells out of the house. Keeping long-haired pets cut short will help lessen the volume of shed fur and help with odours. And don’t forget to make the time for regular deep-cleaning. I find cleaning my house can be therapeutic and calming but everyone is different .

With the right cleaning products, the pet smells you’re fighting should go away. To get rid of the smell of the cleaners that you used just simply rinse with water. Water takes everything away, both the remains of any accident as well as the products that vanquished it. Run your rags through the washing machine and trash one-use products, like wipes or really dirty cloths that you know that the stains won’t come off.

When your cat uses his or hers litter-box, scoop and toss right away. And keep your garden clean and pick up after your dog does his business, this helps to minimise the chance that someone will step in the mess and track it into your house. If you have birds and mice etc that live in cages clean out the cage.

Don’t forget to clean your pets dishes and toys weekly, using regular dish washing soap and hot water. If you have a dishwasher great, washing once a week in the dishwasher helps more deep clean and disinfect pets dishes, as for toys they can be washed in the dishwasher, depending on the degree of soiling and if they are considered more in the laundry category or dishwasher-safe material.

One should move all of the furniture in the house, pillows, blankets and vacuuming everything thoroughly. Make sure to get into the crevices of the furniture as deep as possible.

My mother always used these methods of cleaning:

All you need is a big box or two of baking soda and a bottle of apple cider vinegar. Wash all of your linens, blankets and cushion covers in a mix of oxy powered laundry detergent and a ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar.

On the carpets, bed and furniture, spread baking soda, using a cleaning brush to scrub it into the fabric. Let it all sit overnight so that the baking soda has a chance to absorb the odours.

If you do want to use a perfumed product to help neutralise the smell, make sure that it is non-toxic to animals. Many products that are safe for humans are not always safe for pets.

For the bed, you might want to do this in the morning so that you can clean and remake the bed at the end of the day. Follow up by vacuuming all of the baking soda from the bed, carpet and furnishings and returning the bed linens. Air out each room by opening the windows and choose a nice day with a breeze to help move air throughout your home. Airing out the rooms will help release odours in curtains, carpets and furniture. Keep the windows open for at least an hour, or longer for particularly heavy odours. Put Please don’t forget to close them in a couple of hours nothing worse than having a freezing house to come home to.

And after cleaning the whole house, it might be time for a trip to the spa for a bit of rejuvenation for you as well.

But to really do a thorough job, leave it to the professionals at Effective Cleaning Services.

Should you need our assistance with removing pet odours, we are here to serve you. Please feel free to call us or book online and we will schedule you for the next available appointment


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