Living with our pets is not very easy. Our home environment we share with them constantly risks to be damaged. Sometimes their presence alone is enough to cause bad smell and stains around the house. Home fabrics such as carpets and upholstery get dirty very easily and are very often visited by our pets that usually love laying on our home carpets or jump on the sofa to sit next to us while we are watching tv. As a result, we are constantly confronted with a bad-smelling home. With some easy, effective steps, removing pet odours will not be a problem anymore.

Is quick odour removal safe?

A quick pet odour removal can be achieve with the aid of specific cleaners. These products are designed to penetrate deep into the carpet fabric for a thorough, deep cleaning and are therefore ideal to remove pet odours. You might opt for a dry carpet/upholstery cleaner, but in case you choose this type of product you should know it is a source of toxic residues that will lay on the carpet after cleaning, putting your pets’ life at risk. The best choice would be opting for one of the many pet odour neutralizers you can find in pet supplies stores. These cleaners, in fact, are designed for pets and ensure a safe and thorough cleaning.

Homemade pet odour removers

Have you ever considered homemade cleaners to free your home fabrics from unwanted odours? Some common household ingredients are ideal to achieve a highly safe and also effective clean. One of these is baking soda, which can be used to improve the periodical vacuuming. Pour some backing soda on the surface to clean the day before vacuuming. Let sit overnight and then vacuum as usual. The same result can be obtained by spraying a vinegar solution before vacuuming. Vinegar is a delicate yet efficient cleaner which can be used daily, especially on carpets, as an effective odour neutralizer.

Get the stain out first!

Bad smell on our sofas or carpets is usually given off by our pets’ coat as they crawl or lay on the fabric. However, it might also be caused by our cat or dog’s urine. In this case, it is enough to dissolve urine with a top quality product to eliminate the odour quickly and effectively. Enzyme cleaners can be used for this purpose and are suitable for both carpets and upholstery. For an effective cleaning it is first of all necessary to blot the urine stain immediately and absorb as much liquid as possible. Afterwards, the stain is to be treated with a mixture of white vinegar and hot water. You should apply the mixture on a towel and dab at the stain. This procedure is essential to achieve a thorough cleaning and to prepare the fabric to a further specific cleaning treatment. Finally, spray the enzyme cleaner on the spot and any stain and odour will quickly fade away.