Pet Lovers Dilemma

Managing Real Estate Broker with The Butler Team at Brokers Realty of CFI

Being in the real estate business for over 18 years, I thought this would be a great topic to write about.  The dreaded pet odors in a home.  No matter how well trained a pet, there are times when they may not have total control over itself resulting in an accident.  While the accident can be easily cleaned up, sometimes the smell of urine remains in the carpet or flooring.  Here are the four best pet odor removal options to help homeowners.

Get a good bacterial digester from your local janitorial supply store. Once sprayed on the flooring, the enzyme starts to eat at the bacteria and you do not have to rinse. The use of bleach is great on concrete or tile. Spray on and rinse but it is not advisable to leave on too long. Boric acid is another great cleaner. Make a paste, coat on area that your pet has soiled, allow to stand for a few minutes and then use a scrub brush to clean and rinse. Lastly the old fashion remedy of cider vinegar. Vinegar is a great neutralizer and bactericide. It can be used in concentrated from, however it is best used mixed with water.

While it may seem like a tough job to eliminate pet odors, it can be done. So enjoy your pets and happy house selling!

Tomi Miller-Troupe
Buyers Specialist
The Butler Team

Comments (4)

Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

HI Renee, will any of these work on a painted wall without damaging it?

Aug 03, 2011 07:26 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Hello Renee, this is a wonderful post and I just hit it for a re-blog. After all, Florida dogs don't smell any differently than California dogs.

Aug 03, 2011 07:32 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Good information for seller to keep in mind.  Thanks for sharing

Aug 03, 2011 07:33 AM
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Hello Renee, this is a great post! Thanks for sharing your solution to this problem.

Aug 03, 2011 07:34 AM