We all love our pets. We know that having pets in a home brings the issue of keeping a home odor free. As an investor and house buyer I am in and out of a lot of homes. I am called to see all types of homes. I buy houses in “as-is” condition. I notice all kinds of smells when I enter a home.
Today I would like to talk about pet odors in a home. Shampooing the carpets to remove pet odor may or may not solve the problem depending how long pets have been in the home and the type of pet. (Trying the on the surface tactics might temporarily give a fresh smell, but you can still smell pet odors in a home. How long does a cat or dog’s scent stay in a house? It can last for months or even years, depending on the type of odor. Source Service Master)
Here are a few thoughts and tips to consider when selling a home with pet odor.
There are times when a more aggressive approach needs to be taken. Various options include removing the carpet completely, cleaning air ducts, or using ozone machines.
If you are a buyer shopping for a home and you fall in love with a home that has pet odors, you may just want to consider how much you need to add in to cover your costs of making the home odor free.
While enjoying living in the home with your pets there are some things you can do to reduce the severity of pet odor in the home.
These tips are from The HealthyJournal. com
How to Keep Your House From Smelling Like a Dog
- Keep the surfaces of your house clean.
- Choose food that supports their digestive health.
- Find a heavy-duty pet odor eliminator.
- Give them regular baths.
- Invest in an air purifier.
Plug-in air fresheners, burning scented candles, burning incense, and putting out air fresheners are not the answer. Masking the odor for a brief time will not get rid of the smells.
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