Tips To Keep Your Listing Clean With Pets
Are you thinking of listing your home?
First impressions matter when showing your house. For dog and cat owners keeping your house clean can be a challenge. Our beloved family members make their presence known from hair and smells to small messes and scratch marks. So what can you do to make sure your listing shows well? Below are some tips on how to keep your home clean while it’s on the market:
Deep clean all fabrics.
Whether it’s your curtains, furniture or your carpet, your home is full of fabric materials that are proof of your pets. Vacuuming to get the hair is simply not enough, deep in these materials is odors that perhaps you are used to and don’t notice any longer. It is recommended to steam clean all the material in your house to get those deep down odors out.
Professionally groom your pets.
One of the easiest ways to minimize the hair and dander your pet is leaving behind is to get your loved one professionally groomed. Then a regular routine of brushing out your pet to keep as much hair as possible out of your furniture or carpet. It is preferable to do this outside if possible.
Clean or replace your tile grout.
Many people install tile because of its resistance to stains and odors, however the grout is not resistant to these. By steam cleaning your grout your are able to get many of those deep stains and smells that a mop can’t get. The other option is to hire someone capable to chipping out the old grout and replacing it.
Purify the air.
Despite your best efforts to contain your pets hair and dander to one room or area, once it reaches your HVAC system it can be spread through your house. One great way to capture some of that hair and dander is to purchase an air purifier utilizing a HEPA filter.
Clean up stains and odors with enzyme cleaners.
We don’t hesitate to use cleaners for stains and smells in our kitchen or bathroom, it should be no different for our pets messes and smells. There are many quality enzymatic cleaners on the market that will use good bacteria to breakdown those stains and smells your pet leaves. Even if your stains are older they can still help.
Utilize products to absorb odors.
Areas of our house, especially where our pets spend their time, can be full or odor and moisture. Purchasing a product such as little charcoal bags to hang around your house can help to pull moisture and odors out of the air.