No matter, how hard you try to keep your pet away from the favorite couch, it will ultimately end up landing there. You may bathe and groom your pet regularly and it does not smell bad itself, but you don’t know where on the earth the couches get their smell. But you really don’t have to worry about this annoying stink anymore. Here, we have come up with the best idea to treat the smell and keep your couches and upholstery smelling fresh. Let’s get started.
Best Ways to Remove Pet Odor from the Couch
Clean the Fresh Urine
In case of an accident, act immediately! Use paper towels or newspaper to absorb as much urine as possible. The more urine you can use soak up the less odor you will have to expel. Put the paper towel over the affected area and dab it down. Keep repeating unless the moisture stops coming off.
Vacuum The Upholstery
Vacuuming is the first thing you have to do in order to get the couches free from dust and other debris. But before that, remove the cushion covers and wash them in the washing machine. You can add a tablespoon of baking soda along with bleach-free detergent. Then start vacuuming the couch and the cushions, make sure to use upholstery attachment and crevice tool. Take your companion’s help and turn the upholstery over and vacuum the bottom side as well.
Prepare a Cleaning Solution
Baking Soda is an excellent deodorizer that works in an environment-friendly manner. Make a cleaning solution using the following instructions:
- Mix equal parts of distilled white vinegar with lukewarm water. (2 cups for each is recommended)
- Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the solution.
- Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
Spray a thin layer of the solution over the couch and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then blot or rub the solution with the clean and soft cloth to soak in the moisture.
Get Rid of Strong Smells
Though baking soda does the promising job of removing or neutralizing the bad smell, it may fail to show effective results in case of more potent smells. In such cases, you will have to make a strong scented solution. Combine ¾ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish cleaner.
- Dust the baking soda over the targeted area.
- Dip a clean cloth into the solution and work it on the baking soda to get into the couch.
- Let the treated area dry.
- Vacuum the area to get rid of excessive baking soda.
You can also use pet specific scented odor neutralizer, in case homemade solutions don’t seem to work. Commercial odor neutralizer contains the specific enzymes that work to break down the urine and remove the odor.
How to Prevent Pet Urinating Accidents?
In order to prevent such accidents, you need to potty train your pet. Potty training your pet might test your patience, but it definitely is effective and a long-term solution. And to keep pets away from Upholstery, you can add a few drops of fresh lemon or orange juice to your cleaning solution. Because, dogs don’t like the smell of citrus fruits.
When to Take Professional Help
If you are unsure that you can remove the pet odor from your couch on your own, taking professional help is a wise thing to do. Also, if you are not willing to take the risk of using different solutions on your couch, then calling in the professionals is the better option. Fresh Cleaning Services is one of the best companies in Sydney offering the quality Upholstery Cleaning, upholstery sanitizing and upholstery deodorizing services. We have an efficient team of professionals that know the exact treatments of all the upholstery issues and are best at giving the desired results.