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Strategies to Keep Your Taylor Rental Home From Smelling Like Your Pet

Young woman waking up in bed in the morning with her cute little dachshund.Being a pet owner, you know that your furry companion can sometimes cause unpleasant odors. This is especially the case if you have a dog that sheds a lot. Don’t worry, as a renter, you can avoid having your rental home smell like your pet. In this blog post, we’ll cover some useful tips on how to achieve this!

Keep your pet’s bedding fresh and clean.

Regular cleaning of your pet’s bedding is necessary to stop bad odors from building up. Don’t worry though, it’s simpler than it seems. By sticking to the cleaning instructions for your bedding type, you can easily maintain its freshness and cleanliness.

Should the bedding become wet, airing it out outside will prevent the smell from entering your home.

Regularly vacuum up pet hair.

One of the best ways to keep pet odors out of your rental home is to vacuum the carpets and furniture at least twice weekly. This step will swiftly remove any pet hair or dander left behind.

Purchase a good-quality vacuum cleaner and deodorize the canisters and filters frequently. Use a pet-safe fabric freshener or baking soda to help remove odors from your furniture. Regularly steam clean or use upholstery cleaner on your furniture to maintain its freshness.

Bathe your pet and feed them a good quality diet.

To keep your rental home odor-free, bathe your pet regularly and feed them high-quality food. This helps maintain clean fur and healthy skin, stopping bad smells from coming from your pet. A nutritious diet will also cut down on the gas your pet produces, which can help reduce odors.

Reduce shedding by brushing regularly.

Another effective method to reduce shedding and prevent pet odors in your rental home is to brush your pet regularly. Regular grooming aids in controlling shedding and maintaining healthy fur and skin, thereby reducing odors.

Make sure to use a brush suited for your pet’s coat type to ensure effectiveness. Additionally, for pets that shed a lot, a de-shedding tool can be useful.

Invest in a self-cleaning litter box for cats.

A self-cleaning litter box is a great investment to prevent your rental home from smelling like your cat. These boxes automatically clean waste, keeping the litter box fresh and free of odors. Even if you don’t get a self-cleaning model, regularly scoop out the litter box and change the litter every few weeks.

Wipe down walls and floors.

After your pet’s indoor or outdoor activity, cleaning the walls and floors is vital to eliminate any dirt, mud, or debris. A damp cloth or mop works well for wiping down and disinfecting these surfaces.

It’s also helpful to have a lint roller or pet hair remover for quickly removing pet hair. This will help maintain a clean and tidy living space for you and your pet.

Dedicate a spare room to your pet.

If it’s an option, dedicating a room to your pet is a great idea. By keeping the door closed, you can prevent odors from spreading throughout your rental home. Having a dedicated pet room helps contain pet hair and dander, simplifying cleaning and maintaining a fresh-smelling home. Ensure this room is kept clean and tidy to avoid pet odors.

Use carpet deodorizer to eliminate pet smells.

If you’re still having trouble with pet smells in your rental home, don’t worry. Try using a carpet deodorizer to effectively eliminate the odors. Ensure you select a pet-safe deodorizer and follow the package directions. Consider using an air purifier to maintain clean and fresh air in your home. Using these strategies, you can easily maintain a fresh-smelling home.

Use these tips to keep your rental home smelling fresh and clean. If you’re searching for a larger pet-friendly home in Taylor or the vicinity, contact Real Property Management Capital City. We could have just the right place for you! View our listings online.

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