Carpets create a great feel under your feet but at times they can absorb odors from your pets and start smelling. Other than picking up and retaining the smell of urine and feces, your carpet can take on the pet smell. You can use the tips below to reduce carpet odors when you have a pet or pets.
Vacuum more often
Vacuuming more often has numerous benefits. It prevents dirt from grinding and staining your carpet and keeps your house smelling fresh. Vacuuming helps in removing the pet hair and this prevents these remains from making your carpet smell like the pets. Also, it helps to remove parasites from your carpet and this helps in keeping your pets healthy and happy. Ideally, you need to vacuum your carpet daily to help reduce pet odors.
Treat stains as fast as possible
Your pets can get sick and accidents can also happen. In this regard, it is important that you treat the accidents and stains promptly to prevent them from ruining your carpet. Clean up any solid remains and blot the stains. It is important that you exercise patience while blotting so as to remove as much dirt as possible. A follow up cleaning with baking soda completely eliminates the odor.
Use baking soda
Use of baking soda helps in freshening up your carpet. However, you only need to use baking soda after thoroughly cleaning your carpet and removing all dirt, stains and pet hairs. When you sprinkle baking soda over the carpet, it absorbs all the odors. Give it more than thirty minutes for it to soak into your carpet. Vacuum your carpet again and remove the baking soda and any odors.
Brush your pets often
Cats and dogs shed their hair invariably and all the hair lands on your carpet. The hairs slowly build over the carpet leaving an odor behind. You can avoid the smell that results from the progressive buildup of pet hair on your carpet by brushing your pets. Brushing your pets helps in reducing the amount of hair in your carpet while at the same time keeps your pets healthy. Also, this reduces the frequency at which you will change your vacuum bag.
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