Tips to Remove Pet Hair and Odor

Few things can be as unpleasant as strong pet odors. As lovable and cuddly as they can be, this is a serious downside to pet ownership. The good news is that there are several ways to manage pet odor and keep your fabrics, along with yourself, smelling fresh and new.

Pet Hair

Lint rollers are ideal tools for quick spot fixes, capable of rapidly pulling tenacious pet hair from just about any surface. Additionally, lint rollers are quite portable and can be stored conveniently and discreetly in a handbag or briefcase.

Stains on fabrics can be often be handled with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water, combined in a spray bottle and applied liberally over the stained area. Pat down the affected area afterward and then cover with a layer of baking soda. If you leave it to sit for 15 minutes, the baking soda will often absorb the bulk of the odors and allow them to be removed with simple dry scrubbing afterward. This proven solution can fix the majority of stains and the process is relatively simple and cost-efficient.

However, if you have pet stains or odor on fine clothes or linens it may be more advantageous to have a professional dry cleaner remove them. Delicate materials cannot be scrubbed or washed at home without danger of ruining the fabric.

If you find yourself in this situation, we invite you to visit Oak Neck Cleaners at 945-4 Montauk Highway in West Islip. We’ve been cleaning fabrics since 1982 and have a strong reputation for achieving exceptional results. If it can be cleaned, we can clean it.