by Rick Delgado
on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 12:17pm.
Pets are a beautiful thing to have. They become part of the family, and they make a home that much better. That being said, pet odors can be a problem when it comes to selling your home. Pet odors, stains, and hair can be very off-putting to potential buyers. The best way to sell your pet-friendly home is to make it seem as if they are not there in the first place. Removing the look and smell of pets throughout the home doesn’t have to be hard to do, either. Learn how to get rid of pet odors with these 7 helpful tips, and get your home sold sooner.
Remove Pet Hair With Duct Tape
Duct tape, it works wonders. Roll it up, with the sticky side out and place it over a paint roller. You it to roll around the furniture, the carpets and anything else that might have caught a little hair here and there. Removing pet fur from furniture will keep offensive pet odors to a minimum.
Neutralize Odor Causing Bacteria With Vinegar
Mix white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar and spray it on the items your pets like to chew. This is a natural deterrent and will keep them away from those items for some time, repeat the process every so often to keep the bitter taste on it.
Deep Clean Your Rugs
Deep clean your rugs, then deep clean them again. Going over the rugs not once, but twice with a heavy duty cleaning solution and machine can remove the gunk trapped within. There's no way around it, but it's well worth the investment. It is also able to make your rugs look and feel as nice as ever.
Use Charcoal Filters to Reduce Pet Odors
Using activated charcoal inside a litter box can help to remove the offensive odors that normally come with owning a cat. This can cause less smells to seep out, and more to be absorbed within those little chunks of coal.
Clean Paws = Happy House
Clean paws, happy house. Make sure to wipe them off whenever they come inside from the outside. Tracking dirt through the rooms cannot only give you more work, but it can cause stains that are not needed. Use paw wipes, or baby wipes to wipe them off each time they come in.
Get a 2nd Opinion
Invite a friend over after cleaning to come smell your home. They have to be an honest friend, that will tell you if they smell pet odors. If they can smell the pets, make sure to locate and remove the odor.
Remove Pets Temporarily During Showing
If you’re going to be showing the home, it might be best to ask a friend or relative to take the pets for the occasion. This can get them out of the way of the potential buyers, and eliminate any problems they might have during the presence of the buyers. Out of sight, and out of mind, especially to your potential homebuyers.