Removing Pet Odour While Staying Green
In Ottawa we love our pets, but nobody wants to deal with the unfortunate messes they often leave for us. Stained carpets and nasty odour are often the unfortunate cost of pet ownership, but this is a price that’s not so steep when you know how to quickly and effectively clean these messes. Cheap and effective cleaners can be made with ingredients already around your house, if you know how to find them. Learn how to create and use them with Enviropure Home Cleaning.
DIY Green Cleaner Recipie
When it comes to pet stains and odour, there are thousands of products on the market specifically designed for each and every one of them. The product of intense petrochemical processes, these cleaners produce no benefit to the environment. Moreover, they are all sold in disposable plastic bottles that, once empty, simply head to the landfill. Instead of purchasing these, it’s in fact possible to make your own pet stain/odour removing materials that work just as well (if not better) than what’s available over the shelf.
All you need to remove even the toughest pet stains and odour is baking soda, water, and vinegar. Simply combine baking soda with water to create a paste. The more water you add, the less viscous your mixture, and the better it will penetrate the fibres of fabrics and carpet, but the less effectively it will clean. Thicker mixtures mean better clean, but less penetration. You’ll want to exercise your own discretion and decide your mix depending on the requirements of your cleaning job.
How To Use Your Cleaner!
Once you’ve arrived at a mixture that works for the job, you’ll want to liberally coat the affected area with it. If cleaning fabric or carpet, it’s best to give it a few minutes to properly absorb. Then, simply apply vinegar and allow the reaction to take place. As the reaction occurs, everything underneath your carpet or within the fibres of fabric will be pushed up and out. All it takes now is a quick rinse with some more water, and a pat-dry with a dry rag or cloth. Particularly affected areas may require you to perform this process multiple times, but can be helped along by scrubbing in a thicker mixture of baking soda and water.
Stubborn Mess Won’t Go Away?
If you’re faced with a stain or odour that simply won’t go away, no matter how much you try to clean, caving and purchasing a dedicated cleaner is unlikely to be a successful strategy. If baking soda and vinegar won’t do the job, chances are you’re facing a problem that needs professional help, so get in touchwith Enviropure Home Cleaning, and we can give you all the direction and assistance you need to remove any pet odour!