Buying a new home can be an exciting and invigorating experience, especially if you’ve never done such a thing before. There are many things to think about and deal with when you go through the process, and there are countless websites and businesses that claim they can help you make sense of it all. What many of them don’t tell you is that you might end up dealing with pet or smoke odors that the previous owner left behind. Bad smells aren’t just annoying; they can even make you nauseous if they’re intense enough. So how do you get rid of them? ServiceMaster by Holobinko hopes the tips below will get your home where you want it to be.
Even the most attentive owner can sometimes miss when Fido is feeling sick or needs to go outside. If Fido decided to relieve himself on the carpet, there could be a lingering odor that you need to deal with. When this happens, have your carpets cleaned as soon as possible. Simply running a vacuum over the floor won’t work; that will only get rid of a few crumbs or some random debris. You need to go a little deeper.
Open Up a Few Windows
Let some fresh air into the home and open a few doors and windows. This method won’t completely get rid of the issue, but it certainly can’t hurt.
Wash, Wash, Wash!
If the previous owner left curtains behind that smell, wash them. Wash anything you can.
Of course, the best method for getting rid of pet and smoke stains involves calling a professional odor removal service like ServiceMaster by Holobinko. We won’t hide the smell—we’ll get rid of it. You’ll be able to make a fresh start with your family.