If you have met a dog, you have loved a dog.
It’s a blind, deafening, blissful kind of love, isn’t it? The kind of easy love that can make you completely immune to the realities of dog life, like peeing for one, or musky from your dog’s favorite pheromone-infused sleeping pillow, common noxious odors, dander, stained carpet or flying hair and soaked footprints. .. and yet there it is. For visitors, friends, family and neighbors it is the proverbial elephant in the room.
Have you been there. Maybe you’ve visited a new friend, a long-lost relative, a super smart co-worker, a good neighbor, or a happy fellow churchgoer, and there it is. The door opens and the stench is so strong you feel like you’re going to pass out. Or you walk into a house with windows that have been shuttered for a century and mercilessly capture the stench of urine-soaked carpets and furniture that literally belongs to dogs. It happens and almost defies description.
Ideology meets logic
So this is where the ideology of loving a pet meets logic. There is no joy in having pets if your house has become a kennel and is dirty. It is not a healthy environment for you, children or other living things. Certainly, undeniably, for your friends that you would like to keep as friends. Yes, it is that serious. But, the cleaning part, it’s pretty easy if you just put one foot in front of the other. Take one step at a time, create a dance. This is the only dance there is. A dance to repeat, with joy, keeping life beyond copacetic, keeping it real, clean. Just add music and you’ve arrived.
Vacuum rules. Did you ever think about this? Pets actually leave a scent trail as they roam the house. Because with such an exquisite combination of hair, dandruff, mud, and yes, pee and poop, your home has become a cacophony of a symphony that smells like pure pooch. So, put on your game face and vacuum every nook and cranny. I’m here to tell you that an awesome vacuum cleaner makes all the difference.
Get a good vacuum, preferably one with a HEPA filtration system that captures an amazing 100 percent of particles 75 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair! How cool is that? And, a commercial-grade vacuum cleaner actually improves indoor air quality by capturing dust particles and allergens down to 0.3 microns. This feature is especially providential for humans (or pets) with specific allergies or sensitivities.
So, get into a routine, vacuum the whole damn place: floors, baseboards, rugs, furniture, cushions, your pet’s favorite spot. You get the picture. That’s all about it. A good vacuum makes this routine easy, and the results are well worth the effort.
Urine Problems – Old and New
So how many times have you walked around, on or ON an old pet stain? Only for. Now. Stains harbor an old smell and there is definitely something you can do about it. Join this century. Cleaning products that include enzymes are game changers. Although the products formed by enzymes are not a new phenomenon, these products are experiencing a resurgence. And for good reason, the components and results are relevant in an age where green cleaning solutions are prevalent and mindfulness is important. bacteria Good and bad, that’s the root formula of enzyme cleaners.
Here is a scientific note on the subject found in “Simple Science: How in the World do Enzymes Clean?” by Nico:
Contrary to popular belief, enzymes are not alive. They are produced by live bacteria and pave the way for it to work. Enzymes function as useful tools that catalyze (speed up) chemical reactions between bacteria and soils, making the bacteria more efficient. Enzymes work to break down complex waste particles into smaller pieces that can be more easily consumed by bacteria. These smaller particles (organic waste, urine, grease, stains) become “food” for bacteria to digest and break down into two basic compounds: carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).
Certain enzyme products are specifically formulated for carpet cleaning and penetrate soft surfaces without discoloring them. With a near neutral pH, the application ensures that the cleaner does not damage the surface. For new or old urine problems, enzyme cleaners are the way to go.
Deodorizes, simply because urine stinks
Whats Next? Carpets and floors have been thoroughly vacuumed, areas with persistent urine problems have been removed, now it’s time to neutralize the odor in your space. It is optimal to create a clean and fresh smell in the house without a perfumed subtext. To accomplish this, deodorize. Deodorizing the home should create the absence of odor. This is your goal. Think about it: every time someone walks into your home, should they know right away that you’re a pet lover? Or would it be preferable for guests to simply enter a living space that is defined as odourless, an odor-neutral zone? Of course you know the answer. As you search for ways, products, and practices to simply deodorize, you’ll find every cleaning hack under the sun. Pop ups of vinegar, kitty litter, vodka, baking soda, essential oils, tea leaves and chalk abound. Yes, chalk. Do not go there.
A natural disposition is the best
Today’s cleaning products combine the best of both worlds: they are effective and safe with the benefit of incorporating innovations and technology that have environmentally sustainable qualities. Ongoing research and studies regarding pet-friendly cleaning products have shown them to be effective and safe with a willingness to break down naturally. Odorcide 210, a biodegradable deodorant, is a strong competitor among these superior cleaning alternatives. It is a safe, economical and effective deodorant product. Chemical bonding, physical absorption and neutralization are the simple properties of this deodorant that lead to one result: the complete elimination of odors that make this product an absolute success.
As a side note, always check labels and ask trusted sources when shopping for cleaning and deodorizing products for areas where pets hang out. Ingredients that are potentially dangerous to pets are numerous, so be careful and ask questions.
Open the windows, let some air into this room
Yes, darling, open the windows! It may seem like the most obvious thing in the world, but it’s surprising how many people have become outdoor phobic. Didn’t your mother ever tell you that a little fresh air would do you good? Mothers are always, always right. It is true, the different climates determine where, how and when the optimal conditions to decorate your home occur. But closed, air-conditioned or heated spaces contain stale air. So take a leap of faith, open the windows, turn on the fans, get a cross breeze flowing throughout the house to blow out the old and bring in the new.
“Put the window wide open, let me drink the day.” ~Edith Warton
Play some music: play it real loud
I don’t know about you, but I really need some high-energy, hard-hitting music deep in your soul when I take on the business of a serious day cleaning your space (you may need headphones or earphones), so do that first. Dance, get into your routine, your rhythm, be happy and clean. Vacuum, clean old stains, deodorize, open the windows, relax.
Before I lose you
In conclusion, look up Pets & Pee Predicaments, Part Deux because you know, you and I, we’re not done yet. Next time, the good things continue while problems with urine, proper perspective, and cleanliness issues continue. Here’s what you need to do: clean the rugs, clean the furniture, purify and freshen the air… that’s where we’ll meet you next time.