There’s a reason we say that pets are our best customers! We love them as part of the family, but they can definitely leave behind a mess. Pet odors are part of being an owner, and sometimes it can become a blind smell from being around it so much. To spare your nose and your house guests, we have a few helpful tips and tricks to keep pet odor at a minimum.

  1. Vacuum as much as possible.

Pet dander can be a big culprit of leaving behind odor in a home, especially with dog or cat breeds that shed more often! It’s important to try and vacuum as much as possible, even if its just a quick run through or using a robot cleaner. This will also make the air quality in your home better, making those with allergies in less suffering!

  1. Keep up with weekly and deep cleanings.

Mopping and Sweeping your hard surfaces weekly can help keep pet dander at a minimum. Many think that carpets and upholstery are the culprits of allergens, however hard surface holds onto it more loosely. Meaning that if there is pet dander on the floor and you walk by, it’s immediately airborne and can agitate a person with sensitivities. Soft surfaces like upholstery, drapery and carpets should be cleaned as well whether it’s every six months or annually.

  1. Let in some fresh air.

Fresh air sometimes makes a world of a difference. Open the windows through your next spring cleaning and you’ll notice a complete difference. We recommend keeping the windows open after pollen season is over!

  1. Treat pet accidents right when they happen.

This goes as a given, but cleaning up pet stains or accidents immediately are your best bet in reducing pet odor. Be sure to have a gentle spot cleaner on hand or call the professionals to treat as soon as possible.

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but with proper care and cleanings your home will not be affected with an unpleasant odor! Not just in maintaining your home cleanings, but in making sure you bathe and groom your animal in as much as recommended by your veterinarian. You and your furry friend can get back to playing in the living room in no time.