Whether your dog is having regular accidents in your home or just gives off an unpleasant smell, it’s time to take action and tackle those funky odors. To really get your home smelling good, you have to make a concerted effort. That means taking multiple measures to fight bad odors. Below are a few easy ways to remove dog odors from your home.
1. Purify the Air
Whether you have a dog or not, your home and its inhabitants will benefit from an air purifier. Air purifiers are great for eliminating odors and they trap allergen particles, dirt and debris that float through the air, which will make your home smell better, as a result. While there are a number of air purifiers available, it’s a good idea to choose one that’s specifically designed for eliminating pet odors. This will help you create an overall cleaner, fresher living environment.
2. Freshen the Air
While it’s always best to naturally eliminate odors by absorbing them and removing the source, there’s nothing wrong with trying to mask them every now and then. However, some commercial air fresheners contain harmful chemicals, so it’s best not to use them. To freshen up your home and make it smell good, you can use essential oils. They’re all-natural and have numerous health benefits when inhaled. There are so many types of essential oils including orange, lemongrass, lavender and more. Grab an essential oil diffuser and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Then, prepare for your home to smell absolutely amazing.
3. Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is very effective in absorbing odors. It’s a great method to make your home smell good if you have a dog. Plus, it’s natural and safe for your furbaby. Liberally sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet. Leave it there for about 10 minutes. Then. vacuum it up. For even more odor-eliminating power, you can leave it overnight. Baking soda is also great for removing any pet stains in your carpet. Just mix baking soda with water, dab it on the stain and scrub away.
4. Let in Fresh Air
One of the best ways to get rid of nasty odors is to let in some fresh air. Just as opening the windows helps with getting rid of smoke, it can also get rid of odors too. Letting in fresh air may not be the magic bullet, but it can be helpful in making your home smell more fresh and clean. Open a few windows and let nature take its course by bringing in fresh air and letting out stale air. You can also turn on your ceiling fans to get the air circulating.
Of course, while doing all this, keep your canine companion safe when opening the doors and windows. Your goal is to get rid of dog odors, not to get rid of the dog.
5. Keep Things Clean
Perhaps the best way to eliminate pet-related odors is to maintain cleanliness around your home. Vacuuming and cleaning your hard floors regularly can work wonders in staying on top of those bad smells. Also, taking your furniture apart – pillows, blankets, couch covers, dog beds, etc. – and washing it every few days can do a great job of keeping odors at bay. That’s because odors tend to stick to fabrics. Therefore, by regularly washing fabrics in oxy-powered laundry detergent, your home will smell more clean and fresh.
6. Change Air Filters
When your HVAC system’s air filter gets clogged with dust, dirt, pet dander and other allergens, it could contribute to an unpleasant smell throughout your home. It’s typically recommended to change out your air filter every month. But if you have a pet, you should change your air filter more often.
Dog odors can be stubborn, but with the right methods, you can make them go away.