If you have pets, whether it's cats, dogs, or anything in between, you probably love those animals dearly. However, no matter how much you love your pets, there's no denying that pets come with odors. Cats, for example, have strong-smelling urine even if they always do their business in the litter box. And, many other animals have bedding, foods, and other necessities that don't smell great.
The worst part of all of this is that, when you live and spend time in a place daily, you may become nose-blind to its not-so-great smells. As such, it's important to be aware of the warning signs that, unbeknownst to you, your home has a pet odor problem. That way, when you notice these signs, even if you don't notice the smell, you can fix the problem right away.
Get An Honest Opinion
One of the easiest ways to find out if your home has a pet odor issue is to ask a trusted friend to give you an honest opinion about how your home smells. Ideally, you will choose someone you've known for a long time and have a close relationship with since this person is more likely to be honest. Also, choose someone who doesn't have pets and who will be more likely to notice any related odors, as well as someone who doesn't spend a ton of time in your home and who, thus, might be just as nose-blind as you are.
Have this friend come into your home and take a deep breath. Then, ask your friend how the place smells. If they identify pet smells or other odors, you'll know that it's time for some serious deep cleaning, preferably from a professional service that specializes in removing those nasty pet smells.
Sniff Your Belongings
When you're in your home, it can be hard to identify pet odors. However, the items that spend the most time in your home, like your clothes or your purse, can often pick up smells from your home.
As such, when you're out and about, give one of your possessions a whiff. If the item smells like your dog or other animals in the home, that probably means that your house does too.
Take A Break
As a final tip, try and spend a day or two away from your home. Check into a hotel or visit a friend.
When you come back, the scent of your home will be less familiar and you'll be more likely to uncover any lurking pet odors.
The good news is that, if you do have pet smells, a good, professional cleaner can easily get rid of them. And, to prevent these problems in the first place, consider hiring a cleaner to come in and do a thorough, deep clean on a regular basis.
To learn about pet odor removal, contact a cleaning service in your area.Share
12 November 2019
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