Pet Odor Removal
If you are the proud owner of a dog, cat or any other animal, you are more than likely aware of the accidents and mishaps that can take place in your home (i.e. your pet accidentally urinating on your carpet). Unfortunately, cleaning up after these accidents is a chore within itself. Believe it or not, just when you think you’ve eliminated the mess, you’re hit with a pet odor smell.
Remove the Odor to Prevent Future Mishaps
One thing that many folks do not realize is that complete pet odor removal is absolutely critical in order to prevent any future accidents from happening. Even though you may “think” you have cleaned up the mess and removed the stain, the odor may still linger. Your pet can easily smell their own scent, which will only keep them coming back to the same area to relieve themselves time and time again.
You Need to Neutralize the Odor
In order to keep your beloved family pet from continually having accidents one after the other, you need to neutralize the odor. By doing this, your pet will no longer be able to detect their scent, which will dramatically reduce the amount of accidents they have in your home (or completely eliminate them).
How do you neutralize pet odor? In order to do it effectively, you first need to clean the entire area of the carpet that your pet continues to soil on. The best way to do this is to use an extractor or a wet vac and use nothing but plain water. Once you are able to extract as much of the stain out as you can, you will need to pick up a strong pet odor neutralizer. You can find these at nearly any pet or major department store in your area.
In order for the neutralizer to work effectively, you need to remember the following:
- Do not use any chemicals or other cleaners, as they can possibly enhance the smell (rather than cover it up).
- Avoid steam cleaners, as the heat from the steam can actually make the stain and odor bond to your carpet fibers permanently.
- Wash out any previous cleaners used in the carpet as much as possible.
- Hire a Professional
If you don’t feel comfortable performing your own pet odor removal techniques, why not hire a professional to take care of the job for you instead? It will take the problem out of your hands and ensure that the job is done right. That way, you are essentially guaranteed to prevent any future accidents, making your home a happier and healthier place for you and your family pet! Trust me – if you have any doubts, it’s worth it to go this route.