We all love our pets. The truth is, they become part of the family. Whiskers sleeps in the bed, Fido eats leftovers, and Fluffy goes on family vacations! It is no secret that people are devoted to their pets. Most people would do anything for them. But there is one thing that you don’t have to do. That is live with their odours.

With new technologies in household cleaning, there are simple ways to eliminate pet odours. The biggest thing you should always remember when cleaning up after your household pet, is just because you can’t see the dirt, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. When your animal sheds, runs in with dirty paws, can’t hold its bladder, or even drools, chances are that it will end up on the floor or furniture. You may not realize it, but your pet sheds everywhere. If you’re lucky enough to have a pet that doesn’t shed hair, remember, every time your pet shakes, dust, dirt and dander will fly off. When your animal goes outside, it brings dirt, dust and bugs into the house. After extended periods of time, this hair, dust, dirt and dander can build up all around the house causing unpleasant smell.

Now you’ve heard the bad news, here comes some good news. Cleaning up after your pet can be easier than you think. The secret, well, isn’t much of a secret at all.  All you have to do is steam clean and vacuum as often as possible. Many people will vacuum, and then complain that the smell is still there. There may be a few reasons for this. First of all, make sure that you have a good vacuum cleaner. If your vacuum cleaner is old or warn out, it may not pick up very well. It is also important that you keep your vacuum well maintained. This includes changing the filter or bag, and cleaning the gunk out of the tubes. The better suction you get, the more it will pick up. And the vacuums with the pet function have proven very efficient.  Another thing that people often forget is the fact that your floor is not the only thing that needs vacuuming and steam cleaning. The attachments on your vacuum are very important. One of the best attachments you can use for household cleaning is the hose. This allows you to vacuum your furniture as well. Even if you have hard surface floors, it is always important to vacuum your furniture as well. The experts say that you should vacuum high traffic areas every day. It is also a good idea to have your carpet professionally cleaned as often as possible. Some people have theirs cleaned once a year, but it is recommended to clean them every six to nine months if you have pets.

You can find a wide variety of household cleaners that are specially formulated to eliminate pet odours. If you have wood or tile floors, look for hard surface cleaners that are made for pet urine and other pet odours. Also, look for air fresheners and candles that were developed for pet odours.