It’s the month of love! You’re probably starting to plan what kind of gimmick you will do to sweep your partner off their feet. The thing is, no matter how romantic you set up at home, it will still kill the mood if foul odor is wafting around. So make sure you follow these tips before date night:

Urine soaked carpet

If your pet has had an accident on your carpet, you can use a combination of liquid dish soap, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda to remove any stains and eliminate any odors. If the pet accident is recent, and the area is still wet, you’ll need to pull up as much excess urine as possible with paper towels or a clean, dry cloth.

If the urine spot is old, you can clean it by mixing one cup of white vinegar and one cup water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the carpet and scrub the area with a scrub brush. Blot the area completely with a paper towel to absorb the solution. When the area has dried thoroughly, sprinkle some baking soda over the soiled area.

Next, mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of the liquid dish soap and pour it over the baking soda. Work the hydrogen peroxide into the area with a brush. Allow the area to dry completely, then vacuum up the baking soda. Source: TipsBulletin

Stinky trash can

Rotting food can cause a foul smell that lingers on a plastic can. Remove the offending trash, then place 1 tablespoon of coffee, a few cloves, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda in the center of a coffee filter. Close with a twist tie to make a sachet, and put it at the bottom of the can to get rid of odors in the house. Source: ThisOldHouse

Smelly fridge

There are many different ways to keep your fridge smelling fresh: Place a wide, shallow bowl of coffee grounds in your fridge or freezer, leaving it overnight to absorb odors. Other great odor absorbers are tea bags; placing three to four around your fridge on a regular basis will prevent strange smells from occurring in the first place. If you don’t happen to have any tea bags handy, peel a raw potato and slice it in half, placing the two halves on different shelves in your fridge. Once the cut sides turn black, slice them away and pop them back in the fridge for continued use. If your smelly fridge needs a deep cleanse, empty it out and wipe the interior with undiluted tomato juice like this one, then rinse with warm water. This remedy will also work on an odorous cooler. Source: RD

Instead of breaking a sweat cleaning your carpet, only to have it soiled again by your fur baby, why not call us to have it cleaned before your big date? Book your appointment today!