Housecleaning Tips for Pet Odors

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Pets can cause a number of odors, and the best way to get rid of odors is with vinegar. Splash vinegar in a washing machine when washing a dog bed with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on pet odors and housecleaning tips. View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi. I'm Rachael Yatuzis and I'm going to give you some house cleaning tips for pet odors. There are tons of different types of odors that can come in your house from pets. You may have a smelly dog that's been outside all day chasing squirrels or you may have a litter box in the bathroom that people really don't like to smell. The best way to get rid of any odor, I always say, is this, vinegar. If you have a certain room in the house that always smells like wet dog or always smells like a litter box, get a cup of vinegar and keep it in that room close to whatever smells bad. If you have a dog bed that your dog likes to sleep in, when you wash it, splash vinegar in the wash machine with it. Vinegar will eliminate any smell in anything. I mean it's amazing. Also, see if your dog, and I would test maybe on a little inconspicuous place that's not going to be real sensitive, see if your dog, make sure they are not allergic to vinegar or they don't have a bad reaction to it. Even splash some vinegar in their bath water for your dog or your cat. This will help them not smell so bad and it's nontoxic. It's okay if they lick it or drink it, you know, it's perfectly safe. It's biodegradable. So any pet odors you have, I would say treat them with vinegar. If you have a stain on the carpet from a pet urinating or having a accident on the carpet, have a spray bottle of vinegar and water handy and use that to spray the spot and clean it up. But any kind of odor, vinegar is your answer. I'm Rachael Yatuzis and that is how you remove pet odors from your home.