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Posted on January 18, 2024

Pets bring so much joy and happiness, but unfortunately, they can also contribute to some unpleasant smells throughout your home. Whether you have an adorable cat or a cuddly puppy, animals just tend to smell, especially when they’re not yet potty-trained. Learn how to remove pet odours from your carpets.

It’s possible to clean up after your pet with household products, but chances are, you’ll still notice some lingering odours. That’s because many of these odours have already embedded themselves into the fabric surfaces of your home, including the carpets.

Luckily, the professional carpet cleaners at Mint can help to greatly reduce and even eliminate these pet-causing odours.

Why DIY Methods Aren’t Effective Against Pet Odours

Household carpet cleaners may seem to do the job at first, but in actuality, these products can make pet odours worse.

Carpet cleaning products you find in retail stores are not specifically meant to eliminate pet odours, especially ones caused by urine. In fact, these products often reactivate the natural enzymes found in pet waste, ultimately making your home stinkier over time.

What’s even worse is that improper cleaning techniques can cause mould and mildew to grow within the fibres of your carpet. So not only are you increasing the risk of unpleasant odours, but you’re also more likely to promote mould in your home by using a DIY method to clean.

For this reason, you should avoid using DIY methods to eliminate pet odours from your home. Only a professional technician has the tools and knowledge that are necessary to neutralize odours, prevent mould growth, and extract all pet-related smells from your carpeted surfaces.

What Techniques Do Professionals Use to Eliminate Pet Odours?

Most homeowners don’t realise the complexity that comes along with pet odour removal. On the other hand, Mint professionals are fully trained to use proper cleaning methods specifically meant to eradicate odours caused by pets.

We understand that every homeowner has different needs surrounding their carpets. Perhaps the odours are caused by urine, or maybe that bad smell is from your dog rolling around in wet grass. Whatever the cause, we have the equipment to set the refresh button on your carpets.

In worst-case scenarios, our technicians will even remove the carpet in sections to clean the underside by eliminating soaked-in urine and ground-in waste. We also use odour neutralisers to avoid reactivation of the naturally-occurring enzymes found in pet waste.

Pet odours removed from carpet

Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

While it’s best to hire professionals for a full carpet cleaning, there are a few things you can do as a pet owner to reduce the risk of unpleasant odours:

  • Dry wet carpet areas caused by your animals immediately. For mild wetness, feel free to use a fan or dehumidifier to prevent mould growth within your carpet.
  • Potty train your pets. During the potty training period, keep your pets off all carpeted areas in your home.
  • You can prevent odours from lingering with proper air circulation, so open a window, use your AC, or turn on the ceiling fan.
  • Remove pet hair by vacuuming often, and remove to change/clean the vacuum filter to keep it operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Sprinkle your carpet with baking soda or another pet-friendly odour-neutraliser each week. Let it sit for a few minutes before vacuuming it up.

Want to Freshen Up Your Home? Give Us a Call Today!

No matter how much you love your pet, it’s very unlikely that you love the odours that come along with your furry friend. At Mint Cleaning Group, we are dedicated to removing those odours using pet-friendly methods and effective equipment.

For more information on our pet-friendly cleaning services, get in touch today for a free quote.