This week, we have a guest blogger offering some advice from across "the pond." Ella Andrews, from England, offers us some English do-it-yourself know how to get pet odors out of your furniture.
4 Ways to Control Pet Odors on Upholstery
Upholstery is made up of lots of fibers within the fabrics that are used, and you will find that these fibers attract and trap smells in them like nothing else will! If you add the situation of having a particularly smelly pet, then you are going to need all of the help you can get in terms of removing those smells! There are a few different things that you can do to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the pet smells in your house out of the upholstery, so don’t despair, just look over the following tips and tricks for an overview. While professional cleaning is effective, here are four excellent do-it-yourself ways to remove pet smells from your furniture.
1. Use white vinegar to neutralize odor.
Wipe over upholstery with a cloth dampened white vinegar will ensure that the fabric is freshened up a little. Avoid wetting the fabric such that the padding beneath the material becomes wet. This will leave you at risk of letting the sofa or armchair get damp and smelly, or even worse, rotten!
2. Vacuum upholstery regularly.
It gets rid of the hairs and debris that can affect the smell. Remove the cushions and vacuum up all the hair and mess down the cracks, as well as going over the cushions themselves.
3. Sprinkle baking soda over the furniture. It will help to absorb the smells effectively, vacuum it up after a few hours, as otherwise no one will be able to sit on the sofa without getting a white, powdery backside!
4. Cover your furniture. When your four-legged friend sleeps on the furniture, the cover is affected, rather than the sofa or armchair itself. Furniture covers can be laundered at home.
Get more helpful info and tips from Ella by clicking here.