As a pet owner, you may have become somewhat used to the lingering odors throughout your house as a result of your beloved pets. However, your friends and family members may not be used to this smell and may occasionally indicate that there is a pungent odor throughout your home and recommend Kansas City furniture cleaners to get rid of those pet odors. You may often consider the possibility of attempting to rid your home of this odor, yet you remain undecisive due to the fact that you don’t know how to remove the odor completely. If so, this article is for you. Listed below are things you can do to completely remove pet odors from your home.
Locate Soiled Areas
The first thing you’ll need to do is to locate soiled areas where your pet may have previously left its mark. The problem with locating these areas is that in most cases, the spots may have dried invisibly and will be hard to locate. Follow these steps when it comes to finding these hard-to-locate soiled areas:
* If possible, simply smell where the strongest odor is coming from
* Examine areas closely and try to see if you can catch any hard-to-find soiling. One of the most effective things you can do is to use a black light which can be purchased from your locally based home-supply store. To use the black-light to locate soiled areas, turn off all the lights in each room and scan the floor to help you to identify soiled areas.
1) Floors And Walls
The first thing you should clean are soiled areas which can be found on the floors and walls of your home. If the wood on your walls, floors or baseboards contains soiled areas, you will need to replace a layer of varnish or paint. Employees within your local hardware store can assist you when it comes to identifying and matching your needs with the necessary replacements as well as the appropriate removers. The reason why you will need to do this is due to the fact that the paint or varnish will have undoubtedly reacted to the acid of the urine. As such, if you choose to clean it, it will not do an effective job of removing the odor entirely. In addition to that, it’s also worth noting that some washable wallpapers as well as enamel paints, respond favorably to enzymatic cleaners.
2) Machine Washable Items
If you identified soiled items with the black-light that are machine-washable, do as you would usually do and machine wash them. However, when you choose to do this ensure that you add baking soda into your detergent. Once you have done this, make sure that you air dry them if applicable. It’s also worth noting that you can add an enzymatic cleaner in addition to the baking soda during the machine wash cycle as well.
3) Carpeted Areas
If you were able to identify soiled areas on your carpet with the black-light, here are some things you can do to deodorize those areas:
* Rent an extractor to remove all instances of heavy stains on your carpet. This machine operates similarly to a vacuum cleaner but does an excellent job at forcing clean water through the seams of your carpet.
* Once you have done that, use a top brand pet odor neutralizer on the affected areas that you have used the extractor on.
4) Upholstery Furniture
When it comes to getting rid of any pet odors and or stains that may linger on your upholstery based furniture such as your sofa/couch, you may be tempted to use various chemicals or even a steam cleaner. While you may be tempted to use cleaning chemicals, or steam cleaners, it’s worth noting that by using steam cleaners, it can permanently set the odor and stain into the carpet by bonding the protein into the fibers of your carpet. Additionally, cleaning chemicals will not be able to completely remove the odor from your carpet. Instead it will mask them. The best thing you can do to ensure that you eliminate all instances of any pungent odor or stain that may be lingering on your upholstery based furniture is to contact a professional Kansas City furniture cleaner who will use commercial grade equipment and biodegradable solutions to effectively clean your upholstery.
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