The dog might be your best friend, but even best friends can stink. Odors from pets like dogs, cats, and birds are nearly an inevitable trial of pet ownership. These domesticated creatures provide affection and companionship, but many of them leave a dusty, dirty, hairy, smelly trail of filth behind them in an otherwise clean house. Pets are a part of many households and thus, cleaning up after pets is a part of the housekeeping routines for many. But not all cleaning methods are created equal when it comes to pets. Here are some tips that will help to keep you ahead of the curve when you set out to eliminate a pet’s mess.
Dealing With Bacteria
If you need to get rid of the worst kinds of pet messes – vomit, urine, feces, and blood – use a cleaning spray that utilizes enzymes. These enzymes will help to remove all of the harmful bacteria present in your house.
Air fresheners aren’t the same as good-smelling sprays that also remove the odors from their core. Make sure to opt for the latter, like Febreze, when attempting to purify the air, carpet, and furniture in your home from pet-related odors. Also make a point to bathe your pet regularly.
The FURminator is an advanced pet brush that will help you to effectively and thoroughly remove stray hairs from pets more efficiently than other brushes out there. Make sure to keep your floors swept regularly. Swiffer Sweepers are good with grabbing fur from the ground. The Pledge Fabric Sweeper can do wonders for furry furniture.
Just remember: a hygienic and clean house doesn’t have to be compromised by a love of animals!