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How to Get Your House to Not Smell Like Your Pets

Written by Maanasi

Pets are indispensable members of your family. But what do you do when their smell suddenly becomes an indispensable part of your home? Here are some great tips to deodorize your home!

Make baking soda your new best friend

  • It is excellent at removing those ripe smells and odours. Particularly useful with new puppies and cats, baking soda is an essential accessory to effectively cleaning up urine and poop.
  • After wiping the area clean, sprinkle a little baking soda over it and vacuum, and you will find the area odour-free. If you have a litter box, it might be a good idea to layer in some baking soda to absorb any odour. Just remember, animals usually have a great sense of smell, and will track down old potty areas to use over again. Be certain to clean up thoroughly the first time, to avoid accidents in the same spot again.
  • To eliminate what you thought were inevitably permanent odours from your furniture and bedding, just sprinkle on some baking soda, leave for some time and vacuum away! Make sure that your furniture is compatible, however, by first testing this over a small inconspicuous patch.
  • Used in combination with some white vinegar, baking soda can also make a great odour-neutralizing spray, for use on fabrics and hard to reach areas!
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Changing your air filters frequently

  • Air filters can sometimes recirculate the stench of your pets to the point that you entirely stop noticing it. Until of course, you have a few friends over and they can’t stay in one room without holding their breath or passing out! Using a HEPA air filtration system can remove foul pet odour even more efficiently than regular HVAC systems.
  • Changing these filters not only improves the lifespans of these systems, but also help in removing the offending odours.
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Thorough cleaning and washing

  • Masking the odours of your pets usually only serves to help you temporarily, but does not really solve the cause. The best way to effectively end the reign of foul smells, is a good old fashioned scrub down.
  • Be sure to wash all the items that your pet uses! From food and water bowls to bedding and toys, it is important to keep all your pet’s surroundings clean both for the sake of keeping them odourless, as well as for the benefit of your pet’s health!
  • Keep your pets themselves well – groomed and fresh, with regular baths and cleaning. Avoid indoor baths as much as possible, to prevent that heavy wet-pet smell from taking over your entire household. Outdoor baths in the backyard, or in areas of good ventilation can be both relaxing and fun for your pet, as well as spare you the stench of it afterwards!
  • If it is absolutely unavoidable to give your pet a bath indoors, make sure to take steps to neutralize the smell on your furniture and belongings BEFORE the bath, rather than struggle with it after.
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Making your home pet-friendly

  • A rather revolutionary idea which might not be the easiest to implement, but removing your rugs and carpets can go a long way in making your home less prone to pet-odours. These thick cloth based pieces can trap and sustain the smells that you fight so hard to be rid of. In addition to resolving the issue of hidden away odours, removing rugs and carpets can also make it much easier to clean up vomit, fur and other pet-accidents, keeping your house fresh and clean around the year!
  • Invest in pet-safe odour neutralizers and air-fresheners to get your house smelling flowery or lemony fresh or just about any way of your choice, without that insidious stench of your beloved pet.
  • Keep litter boxes and pet bath areas away from the main areas of the house, so that you restrict the chances of their odours from taking over your home.
  • Ensure that your house is well ventilated, with lots of windows and air circulators. Not only does this minimize pet odour, it also provides you with plenty of fresh air and breeze, the natural way!
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Pets are indispensable members of your family. But what do you do when their smell suddenly becomes an indispensable part of your home? Here are some great tips to deodorize your home! Make baking soda your new best friend It is excellent at removing those ripe smells and odours. Particularly useful...
<p class="p1">Pets are indispensable members of your family. But what do you do when their smell suddenly becomes an indispensable part of your home? Here are some great tips to deodorize your home!</p> <p class="p1"><b>Make baking soda your new best friend</b></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">It is excellent at removing those ripe smells and odours. Particularly useful with new puppies and cats, baking soda is an essential accessory to effectively cleaning up urine and poop.</li> <li class="li1">After wiping the area clean, sprinkle a little baking soda over it and vacuum, and you will find the area odour-free. If you have a litter box, it might be a good idea to layer in some baking soda to absorb any odour. Just remember, animals usually have a great sense of smell, and will track down old potty areas to use over again. Be certain to clean up thoroughly the first time, to avoid accidents in the same spot again.</li> <li class="li1">To eliminate what you thought were inevitably permanent odours from your furniture and bedding, just sprinkle on some baking soda, leave for some time and vacuum away! Make sure that your furniture is compatible, however, by first testing this over a small inconspicuous patch.</li> <li class="li1">Used in combination with some white vinegar, baking soda can also make a great odour-neutralizing spray, for use on fabrics and hard to reach areas!</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><b>Changing your air filters frequently </b></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Air filters can sometimes recirculate the stench of your pets to the point that you entirely stop noticing it. Until of course, you have a few friends over and they can’t stay in one room without holding their breath or passing out! Using a HEPA air filtration system can remove foul pet odour even more efficiently than regular HVAC systems.</li> <li class="li1">Changing these filters not only improves the lifespans of these systems, but also help in removing the offending odours.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><b>Thorough cleaning and washing</b></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Masking the odours of your pets usually only serves to help you temporarily, but does not really solve the cause. The best way to effectively end the reign of foul smells, is a good old fashioned scrub down.</li> <li class="li1">Be sure to wash all the items that your pet uses! From food and water bowls to bedding and toys, it is important to keep all your pet's surroundings clean both for the sake of keeping them odourless, as well as for the benefit of your pet’s health!</li> <li class="li1">Keep your pets themselves well - groomed and fresh, with regular baths and cleaning. Avoid indoor baths as much as possible, to prevent that heavy wet-pet smell from taking over your entire household. Outdoor baths in the backyard, or in areas of good ventilation can be both relaxing and fun for your pet, as well as spare you the stench of it afterwards!</li> <li class="li1">If it is absolutely unavoidable to give your pet a bath indoors, make sure to take steps to neutralize the smell on your furniture and belongings BEFORE the bath, rather than struggle with it after.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><b>Making your home pet-friendly</b></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">A rather revolutionary idea which might not be the easiest to implement, but removing your rugs and carpets can go a long way in making your home less prone to pet-odours. These thick cloth based pieces can trap and sustain the smells that you fight so hard to be rid of. In addition to resolving the issue of hidden away odours, removing rugs and carpets can also make it much easier to clean up vomit, fur and other pet-accidents, keeping your house fresh and clean around the year!</li> <li class="li1">Invest in pet-safe odour neutralizers and air-fresheners to get your house smelling flowery or lemony fresh or just about any way of your choice, without that insidious stench of your beloved pet.</li> <li class="li1">Keep litter boxes and pet bath areas away from the main areas of the house, so that you restrict the chances of their odours from taking over your home.</li> <li class="li1">Ensure that your house is well ventilated, with lots of windows and air circulators. Not only does this minimize pet odour, it also provides you with plenty of fresh air and breeze, the natural way!</li> </ul>

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