As much as you love your furry friends, things at home can get a bit smelly when they live with you indoors. Thankfully, there are numerous ways that you can keep up your clean, fresh-smelling home and get rid of any odors that your dogs may cause.
The following tips and tricks should help renew and rejuvenate your home, but none of these will work as well as our scientific processes. When you know it is time to call the expert odor removers, BIOSWEEP® of Alabama offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee, so no smell is too hard for us to remove.
Dog Odor Removal Methods
Sweeping, Mopping, and Vacuuming
Before you do anything too crazy, some basic cleaning will immediately help the cleanliness and smell of your home. Sweep and mop hard floors and vacuum all carpet floors. Pets, especially dogs, create a great deal of debris, including fur, dirt, and dander. You may even want to vacuum your furniture to suck up extra particles. Once you get rid of all this, you will likely still need some deeper cleaning, so be sure to consider some of the below cleaning tips as well.
There is a reason why baking soda is often people’s go-to cleaner when it comes to bad smells. It does a great job of absorbing bad odors that may be circulating, including pet-related odors. Cover the area of the carpet causing the stench with baking soda and let it sit for a while, at least overnight. When it is done soaking, it will be easy to suck it up with a vacuum and go back to your clean carpet.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another popular cleaner that you likely have sitting around at home is apple cider vinegar. Spray it on the affected spot, let it sit for a while, and then soak it up with a paper towel. This will limit bacteria growth, therefore limiting the bad smells. Vinegar often does a great job at neutralizing harsh smells.
You can also combine apple cider vinegar or white vinegar with baking soda or laundry detergent for an extra odor-eliminating boost. In addition to your carpet, you can also wash your bedsheets, blankets, and other cloth items with this combination.
When homemade creations are not enough, there are plenty of other stain and odor removers. Nearly any grocery or convenience store will have various options that you can try out, and hopefully, one of them will prove to be successful.
Even once you think you have cleaned everything from your carpet, there are typically still more odors trapped within the fibers. After vacuuming the carpet, use a steam cleaner on it to clean even more unwanted debris and stench out of it. Make sure that the carpet has fully dried before you let your pets back in, and if you choose to hire a professional cleaner to do this, then you should ensure that they use pet-friendly cleaning chemicals.
One of the simplest and yet most overlooked odor removal options is to increase air circulation and fresh air. Open any windows or doors around the area, turn on the central unit fan, and bring out any other fans that you might have lying around at home as well. Airing out the space will not stop the smell at the source, but it will
Air Purifiers and Air Filters
Another way to get some fresh air into a space with unfortunate smells is to use an air purifier and frequently change out your air filters. Air purifiers do a great job of sucking up dander in the air, and some air purifier options are even specifically meant to limit pet odors.
Additionally, be sure to frequently change the air filters in your home. Though they will not directly help the issue of pet smells, they will help circulate the air in the building, therefore making it fresher and cleaner.
Washing Laundry and Pet Beds
While much of the pet dander and in your home likely finds its way to the floor, other particles often land on furniture and other objects in the building. Frequently wash all blankets, pillowcases, sheets, and any other cloth items that may be overlooked. Use furniture and couch cushion covers and wash these as well.
Never forget about the dog bed, which may be one of the main culprits for any bad smells. Many dog beds are machine washable, and yours is not, then it is still important to find a way to clean it. You can also use a stain repellant or another preventative cleaner to best stall future odors.
In all facets of home odor maintenance, prevention is possibly the best and most effective method. Keep your dog well-groomed so that they smell better and produce less frequent bad smells. Thoroughly clean your home often, whether or not you smell unpleasant odors at the time.
If you ever do see a potential issue, then do not delay in starting the cleaning process. Lingering smells can quickly transform into terrible odors, so keep your home as clean as possible. You can even buy a black light to check out what stains and other issue-areas may exist.
Many people find it especially helpful to regularly hire professional cleaning services to maintain their home’s cleanliness. If this is something you are interested in, then feel free to give BIOSWEEP of Alabama a call.
Expert Dog Odor Removal
When nothing else will work, the one cleaning method that you can trust and count on is hiring an expert odor remover. BIOSWEEP of Alabama regularly conducts deep-cleans of homes with dog-related odors, and our numerous happy clients will agree that this is the simplest, least-involved option for neutralizing smells and finally removing odors. Mild odors can be confronted and removed by the above tactics, but more permanent scents need something better.
The BIOSWEEP team is made up of experts in the field who are prepared to face any and all odor removal situations. We will get to the root cause of any issue, face it head-on, and get your home back to the clean, fresh oasis it once was.
If you need expert help, then give us a call today for a free consultation. Contact us today.