Oh...The Pet Odor; Getting the Stink Out!

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Real Estate Agent with HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 RS-76763

 

This post is for those who rent with pets, owners who lease to pet tenants, and those who have thought that pet rentals are too much of a headache to bother with. 

Many thanks to Fred & Team Mullins for the "Hate to break it to you but your pet Stinks" post, the inspiration for my latest post, "Oh...The Pet Odor; Getting the Stink Out!" 

 

Honolulu Pet Friendly Housing Accommodations are increasing in demand here on O'ahu with many new residential construction projects in Metro Honolulu permitting pets in their House Rules, with restrictions of course. Recent legislation in Hawai'i made allowance for the collection of "Pet" deposits on properties offered for lease in Honolulu and... Whoa, I just felt the collective eye roll of property managers everywhere and the Earth isn't tilted on it's axis, anymore!

 

Seriously, Renters with Pets need not send you screaming in horror. It's only a matter of screening, and the purchase of additional insurance on the part of the lease holder and suddenly unrealized rental potential can be claimed by providing Pet Friendly accommodations for responsible pet owners and their Furry/ Feathered/ Finned Family or O'hana as we say here in Hawai'i. Clear policies concerning pet renters and their responsibilities, as well as, refitting interiors to minimize pet tenants impact on property condition, can go along way in reducing the risk associated with leasing to tenants with pets.

 

Removing pet odor from carpet

 

 

Rug Rant- Four Steps to Odor Free Carpet! 

To thoroughly remove stains and odor from carpet:  

 

1) Pull up the carpet around the area of the stain and or smell.  

2) Locate in the carpet padding the area that was stained and cut that portion out. If it's not immediately recognizable look at the back side of the carpet where the stain will definitely show and find it that way. Read more...  

 

 

 

 

Getting the Stink Out of Your Property For Sale or Lease 

 

 

"Cleanliness is next to dogliness" - doG

 

 

Ten Stinkiest Dog Breeds

 

Odoriferousness is the story of humanity's epic battle with bacteria.The War may never end but that doesn't mean you can't win the battles against pet odor. The Human Microbiome (the environment of bacteria found on the surfaces of the body) and the Canines Microbiome develop smelliness do to the bacterial invasion of our bodily fluids (oils,sweat, and urine are sterile until exposed to bacteria that ferments it, creating the odor). If you properly potty train your dog, and habitually bathe and manicure them, the offensive bacterial odors are greatly diminished and leave little or no residual smell to speak of.

 

 

 

 

  

medicated dog shampooTop Ten Stinkiest Dog Breeds

 

Most people would suspect that bathing once a month would result in an indelible scent, and it's equally so for dogs. Bathe your dog three times a week and you would be amazed at how fresh they smell. The common misconception is that bathing drys out the skin; there are many hypo alergesic dog shampoos on the market designed for frequent use. I highly recommend Virbac Hexadene

 

Fabrics and carpets act like sponges, absorbing and holding odors, liquids, and dirt. If you love the larger breeds of dog get rid of the wall to wall carpeting, as the sponge effect of the carpet will hold the cocktail of smells indefinitely. Even when cleaned, (Dirt and debris sift through the carpet to the underside, as do liquids) the  carpet will continue to hold the odors. Sofas can be a Petrie dish if your pet is bathed infrequently; especially if the first destination after doing the three P's: peeing, pooping, and playing in the yard is the family butt stop.

 

Keep handy a bottle of Nature's Miracle to deodorize the occasional fluid flow. If your pet has drooling issues good luck, restricting the pet to certain rooms of the house will reduce the distribution of bacteria. Odor management comes down to the pet owner and their lifestyle and whether or not they can effectively manage their pets behaviors and cleanliness. It does take effort and planning but it's doable, the benefits are a stink free home, whether you smell it or not.

HI Pro Realty LLC Realtors®, Property Managers® is pet friendly, finding accomodations for your entire furry, feathered, finned family - Contact us today!

 

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     I saw a house recently with hardwood floors...  and indoor dogs that had lived there for years, and occasionally wet those floors.  Nothing would get rid of that odor, short of re-flooring the house.  

Sep 22, 2014 08:55 AM #1
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Fred,

I've seen cats do the same, ugh what a headache. Pet owners must be prepared to repair any pet damages during their tenancy. Obligated additional Homeowners Insurance is a cost effective way to safe guard against disaster, as rental and pet deposits probably won't cover a floor replacement scenario. Thanks for the comment.

Peace,

 

Sep 22, 2014 09:12 AM #2
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Kimo, a nice read with some really useful information to utilize.

Sep 22, 2014 02:31 PM #3
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Winston,

Thanks for the comment. Pets like children, you love them dearly but they can put a lot of wear on your environment if you don't monitor them consistently. I remember using my moms lipstick collection as crayons decorating the hallway walls, what a mess!

Peace,

Sep 23, 2014 06:00 AM #4
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Julie A. Black
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Kimo, I'm bookmarking this blog for latter to refer it to some home owners. I like that in your blog you don't only stste the problem but offer tips and solutions.

Sep 23, 2014 11:25 AM #5
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Great post, Kimo! We will keep these suggestions in mind for our Sellers.  And thank you for the "shout out"!

Sep 24, 2014 04:26 AM #6
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These are helpful tips for sellers with pets, Kimo!  I've always found that Nature's Miracle is a fantastic product.  I'm sure that many agents will refer their clients to your post ... good job!

Sep 24, 2014 03:46 PM #7
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HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Julie,

Mahalo for commenting, It takes some organizing but creating a pet friendly policy can pay dividends. Lazy, distracted people tend to create problems from their inattentiveness and can make poor pet tenants. Finding accountable tenants with pets is easier if you interview the pets along with the owners. You can tell a lot about who's the alpha dog at the interview and whether Milo is more chupacabre than chihuahua. Always call for references on the ilio, that can make an uneasy decision easier when pet personalities can be confirmed as non- problematic. - Aloha no

 

Aloha Fred,

Mahalo for the visit cheers! - Peace

 

Aloha Maureen

Nature's Miracle is one of the only products that I know of that can deoderize vomit almost instantaneously, amazing item. - a hui hou

Sep 25, 2014 08:32 AM #8
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I agree, no matter how a dog has been trained, accidents happen. The carpet floor are the worst. Fortunately, recently we have nice cleaning machines and supplies.

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HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
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Aloha Inna, thanks for visiting. Wall to wall carpeting is just dreadful when you have pets, especially in Hawaii.

 

 

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