When you’re selling your home in Lake City, your Realtor® is going to ask you to stage it so potential buyers get the best possible impression… and if your house smells like a dog, you’re going to need to take care of it first.
How to Remove Dog Odors From Your Home So You Can Sell It
None of us notices what our own homes smell like, so before you embark (pun intended) on a deodorizing mission, have a friend or neighbor come by. Pick someone who’s going to be brutally honest. Find out what the odor is and where it’s coming from (it could just be that open container of dog food, which you’ll remove when buyers are coming anyway).
If you’re dealing with odor from pet messes, you may need to call in professional help. Having the carpets cleaned can make a huge difference!
Otherwise, here are five steps you can take to remove dog odors from your home:
#1: Vacuum dog beds every other week
#2: Wash dog beds on the weeks you’re not vacuuming them
#3: Vacuum the carpet twice a week and immediately before a showing
#4: Wash hard floors (but not hardwoods) with a strong cleaning solution, and have them steam-cleaned
#5: Put a cover on furniture that your dog is allowed on, and wash the cover weekly (and remove it completely before a showing)
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we can help. Call us at 386-243-0124 find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers.
In the meantime, check out the most popular Lake City home searches by exploring the links below.
- Water Front Residential
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