3 Tips for Removing Pet Odor

3 Tips for Removing Pet Odor

Need some tips for removing pet odor? Pets are beloved members of our families, but they can come with some unpleasant odors, whether from the time they spend outdoors or the natural musk from their fur.

This odor can seep into your carpet, furniture, bedding, and other fabric items around the home, and can seem impossible to get rid of completely, especially since your pet likely keeps frequenting the same areas of your home.

In this post, our team at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team will discuss three tips for removing pet odor effectively.

1. Try Natural Methods

Baking soda is one of the best options should you choose the all-natural route for removing dog odor.  Experts recommend generously sprinkling baking soda on your carpet, followed by a twenty-four hour wait period to let it soak in. Then, simply give the area a good vacuuming in order to soak up the odor. 

Another natural method to removing odor is vodka. Spray the area with vodka and the smell will be gone once it evaporates.  You may need to do this a few times in order to achieve results.  

2. Get an Air Purifier  

Air purifiers are key to solving stubborn odor, but they’re more costly.  Homeowners can expect to spend as much as $594 or more on air purifiers specifically designed to target pet smells. 

Make sure to purchase one with a HEPA filter in order to trap 99.97% of particles.  A good air purifier will cover up to 1,500 square feet of a room. Ask your vet or local pet store owner about which brands would be best for you.  

3. Use Mild Chemical Solutions

If you are dealing with a particularly stubborn odor, veterinarians recommend Fresh Wave.  This product is a gel-based, mild chemical solution that contains soy, lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood.  Fresh Wave does not contain ‘masking’ fragrances and is a continuous-release product that is safe to use around humans.  At $39, this odor-neutralizing product is easy on the wallet.

For a more aggressive approach, try Citrus Magic Pet Odor Eliminator. This spray neutralizes pet odor on contact and can be used on any surface. It is a noncorrosive, stain-free formula primarily comprised of vegetable enzymes. And, it only costs a little under ten dollars. Another benefit is you can even spray it directly on your pet!

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Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.