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Strategies to Keep Your Yukon Rental Home From Smelling Like Your Pet

Young woman waking up in bed in the morning with her cute little dachshund.If you have a pet, you know they can sometimes leave an unpleasant odor behind. This is especially noticeable if you have a dog that sheds heavily. However, fear not; as a renter, you can keep your rental home free of pet odors. In this blog post, we’re going to give you some great tips on how to accomplish this!

Keep your pet’s bedding fresh and clean.

Regularly cleaning your pet’s bedding is vital to prevent bad smells from accumulating. However, there’s no need to worry, it’s easier than it appears. By following the cleaning instructions for your bedding, you can maintain its cleanliness and keep it fresh.

If the bedding gets wet, it’s best to air it outside to avoid transferring odors into your home.

Regularly vacuum up pet hair.

To keep your rental home from smelling like your pet, vacuum the carpets and furniture at least twice a week. This proactive measure will help remove any hair or dander your pet sheds.

Invest in a top-notch vacuum cleaner and keep the canisters and filters deodorized. Try using a pet-safe fabric freshener or baking soda to get rid of furniture odors. Regularly steam clean or apply upholstery cleaner to your furniture to keep it smelling fresh.

Bathe your pet and feed them a good quality diet.

Another approach to preventing pet odors in your rental home is to bathe them often and provide a nutritious diet. This practice ensures your pet’s fur stays clean and its skin remains healthy, preventing bad smells. A healthy diet also reduces the amount of gas your pet produces, which can cause odors.

Reduce shedding by brushing regularly.

Regular brushing of your pet can significantly reduce shedding and prevent your rental home from smelling like your pet. Consistent grooming helps control shedding and keeps your pet’s coat and skin healthy, lowering the chances of odors.

Make sure to use a brush suited for your pet’s coat type to ensure effectiveness. If your pet has heavy shedding, consider using a de-shedding tool.

Invest in a self-cleaning litter box for cats.

Investing in a self-cleaning litter box is one of the best ways to keep your rental home free of pet odors if you have a cat. These litter boxes automatically take care of waste, keeping them clean and odorless. Even without a self-cleaning version, it’s important to regularly scoop the litter box and change the litter every few weeks.

Wipe down walls and floors.

It’s essential to clean the walls and floors after your pet has been active, whether indoors or outdoors, to remove any dirt, mud, or debris. A damp cloth or mop can effectively wipe down and disinfect these surfaces.

A lint roller or pet hair remover can quickly eliminate pet hair and is very useful. This will help keep your living space clean and tidy for you and your pet.

Dedicate a spare room to your pet.

If you can, it’s wise to give your pet a room of their own. By doing this, you can keep the door closed and stop odors from spreading throughout your rental home. A room just for your pet helps contain hair and dander, making it easier to clean and keep your home smelling fresh. Regularly clean and declutter this room to prevent it from developing pet odors.

Use carpet deodorizer to eliminate pet smells.

If you’re still dealing with pet odors in your rental home, don’t despair. A carpet deodorizer can help effectively eliminate them. Pick a pet-safe deodorizer and adhere to the package instructions. An air purifier can also help keep the air in your home clean and fresh. These techniques will help you confidently maintain a fresh-smelling home.

Follow these suggestions to ensure your rental home remains fresh and clean. If you’re in search of a larger pet-friendly home in Yukon or nearby, contact Real Property Management Resources. We might have the perfect fit for you! Explore our listings online.

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