If you have pets you know all too well just what a mess they can make, what you may not be aware of however is that they have a smell all their own that others who walk into your house may be able to smell more than you can. If you have your house on the market you may need to do your best to eliminate the pet odor before you home starts showing so that you will be better able to sell your home. Below are a few ideas and tips to help you get a head start on eliminating pet odor.
- If your pet has an accident inside of your home douse it with baking soda as quickly as you possibly can after you soak up the urine with a towel. Allow the baking soda to dry and then pat the area with a dry towel. Once you have done all of this, be sure to vacuum the area. The smell that once would have lingered behind after cleaning the soiled area will no longer exist.
- Another great way to rid your home of pet smell so that your home may have a better chance of selling is to make a fabric spray out of white vinegar and baking soda. 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar will do the trick. Put these ingredients together in a spray bottle and you will have a great way to get pet smell out of your furniture and other fabrics. Spraying this concoction over your furniture before a showing is a great way to know that your potential buyers will not be able to smell that you have pets living inside of the house with you.
A HEPA air filtration system is also a good thing to have if you have pets and you are planning to try to sell your home. These types of systems cost as little as $100 and can make all the difference when it comes to the sale of your home. One hundred dollars may sound like a lot of money but when you think that it may make or break the sale of your home it is nothing. Be sure to always clean you’re air conditioning filtration system as well so that you will have clean air flowing throughout the house at all times just in case you have someone who wants to take a tour of your home at the last minute.
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman