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Ways to Reduce Pet Odor in Your Home

Posted March 7, 2016

Having pets bring so much joy to you and your family, but those pesky odors are a definite downfall of pet ownership. Here we have some of the best remedies for reducing pet odors in your home.

The most obvious and most popular solution is baking soda. Baking soda is safe and a natural deodorizer for most household odors. You can sprinkle it on your carpets, furniture and even in the cat’s litter box to eliminate smells.

Candles and household sprays will mask pet odors, but they won’t get rid of them completely. But this can work as a temporary solution if you have guests coming over and need to make your home smell fresh for a short period of time. But the truth is, you can’t burn candles 24/7.

One of the most effective ways to abolish pet odors for good is to start at the source, by sanitizing your air. Guardian Technologies™ GG1000 Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer is the perfect household tool for pet owners. The power of the UV-C light kills germs in the air and sanitizes naturally without the harmful effects of chemicals to your family or pets. Simply plug it in next to the litter box, or pet’s bed and eliminate the odors before they can even spread throughout your home.

You can use a black-light as a tool for finding urine stains left by your pets, then make sure you efficiently clean the stains using an enzymatic cleaner, this will help break down the proteins lefts over from the urine. (Avoid using steam cleaners as the heat can permanently “set” the odor into the carpet or upholstery). If the stain is fresh, use paper towels to soak up the stain as much as possible. After spraying the cleaner use paper towels again to lay over the stain and leave a heavy object (think big book or an old milk jug filled with water) on top of the paper towels overnight to let soak up as much as possible. In the morning, the spots and smell should be gone.

 

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