During the winter months, pet owners have much more limited options when it comes to cleaning up the interior of their homes. Often, the air inside your home can become stale and musty and your home can get dirty quite easily. Spring is the best opportunity to thoroughly deep clean and refresh your home making it look, and smell, fresh and clean again.
If you are a pet owner and you need some spring cleaning tips to get pet odours out of your home, keep reading for some useful tips to help you do just that:
6 Spring Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners
Use Duct Tape To Remove Pet Hair- use wide duct tape to quickly remove pet hair from many surfaces, including couches, mattresses, pet beds and carpet. In fact, it’s a much faster method than using a vacuum cleaner. To get into corners, wrap duct tape around a cloth or sponge, with the sticky side out. Replace duct tape when it’s full of hair and no longer sticky.
Use Enzyme Cleaning Products On Couches And Carpets- look for enzyme-based cleaning products that are designed to remove stubborn pet stains. It is better if these products still contain live bacteria that produce enzymes to digest organic matter. If possible, cover the area with wet cloth or plastic to keep it moist. Scrub the surface and the stain should be much easier to remove. Depending on the condition of the surface and the pet stain, it could take anywhere from six hours to a few days until the source of odor is neutralised. No amount of fresh spring air can remove bad odor permanently, if you don’t first neutralise the source.
Use Baking Soda On Furniture And Floor Corners- on harder surfaces, baking powder works best to remove bad smells due to urine or fecal matter. Wipe the suspected area with a moist cloth and sprinkle regular baking soda generously. Wait for 30 minutes to one hour. Baking soda should quickly neutralise the organic substance. Then, clean up the area with a vacuum cleaner and rinse multiple time with a wet cloth to completely remove any trace of organic matter.
Use A Vacuum To Brush Your Dog And Remove Excess Fur- use the upholstery attachment of your vacuum to brush your dog with the vacuum cleaner. It will suck up loose fur and you can do it outside under bright sunlight, so you can see it more clearly.
Clean The Litter Box Thoroughly- empty your cat’s litter box and wash it with a mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse the surface with a 50:50 mixture of vinegar and water, then let it air-dry. The slightly acidic coating will slow down the growth of bacteria and fungi. Just before winter arrives, you should repeat the same cleaning process.
Purchase New Fragrances For Your Home- now that you and your pet’s home is spring clean and rid of any pet odours, you can add some fresh spring scents with plug-in air fresheners, scented candles and more!
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