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5 Of The Most Practical Touches You Can Add To The House You Are Putting Up For Sale
Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 01:00:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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If you are looking at having to sell your incredible Canadian home for another, then you may be wondering what you can do to help with the sale of the house. Maybe you have a need to move quickly. Maybe you are just excited for the next stage in your life. Maybe you need the money from this sale to buy the next house that you will move into. Whatever the case may be, you certainly want to do what you can to ensure that your home sells in a timely manner and with as few hitches as possible.

Here are 5 of the most practical touches you can add to your house before you put it up for sale:

 5 Of The Most Practical Touches You Can Add To The House You Are Putting Up For Sale

Paint The Bathroom

If you paint nothing else in your home, paint the bathroom. It is imperative that the bathroom in your home look and smell as clean and fresh as possible. This is the one room in your house that you do not want your potential buyers to think is lived in. Think of painting your bathroom with light pale colors that prove that your bathroom is clean.

 

Leave Fresh Baked Goods On The Counter

If you are simply opening up your home for potential buyers to view, then make sure that you have freshly baked something delicious before the potential buyers walk through the doors. Leave a tray of cookies, brownies, or cupcakes on the counter and let your sales representative and potential buyers know that they are welcome to those goodies. They may not choose to take them, but the smell will be something that they cannot resist. They will be able to smell themselves baking in that kitchen.

 

Stage The Yard

Do you have a beautiful front yard, back yard, and/or patio? Then play these places up. Set out a table with a few chairs, potted plants, and charming yard ornaments. Make sure that your flower gardens are all weeded and the flowers are all pruned. Sweep up loose leaves and cut the grass. If you already have landscaping in the yard, then make sure that it is clean and easily traveled. You want your potential buyers to see themselves working in the garden, sitting out on nice warm days, and taking a leisurely stroll through the yard to release stress.

 

Make Sure The House Is Clean And Staged

If nothing else, make sure that you have cleaned the house to the maximum amount possible if you and your family are still living there. This is the one time in your life where you will want to shove all of the miscellaneous items into your closets and hope that they don’t pop open. If you cannot afford to hire a professional to come in and stage your house, then do research and stage the house yourself. This could be as simple as shampooing the carpets, making the beds, and placing a clean set of dishes on the table. Try your best to hide every cord, every shoe, and all clothing. You want your potential buyers to feel as though they have walked into a department store.

 

Place A Potted Plant Inside The Front Entrance Way

You can place this potted plant inside of the house in the front entrance way or outside of the house on the porch in the front entrance way. Either way, you want your house to feel in-tune with nature while still maintaining a clean and contemporary look.


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Changes to Make to Your Home’s Exterior
Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 12:50:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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The exterior of the home determines the style and condition of the property and how much it stands out in the neighborhood. Many people make the mistake of focusing too much on the interior of the building when it's time to sell the home When you want to enhance your home's curb appeal, there are a few necessary changes to make to the exterior of the house.

 Changes to Make to Your Home’s Exterior

Add Flowers

Potted plants and flowers will incorporate extra color into your yard and can allow it to look beautiful in each season of the year. Use native plants that are easy to maintain and can survive in different weather conditions. Place the flowers near the front door or on the steps that lead up to your doorway to create a welcoming appearance.

You'll also want to trim the trees, which can cause damage to the property. Overgrown tree branches can also welcome critters and insects to infest the building if they have access to the roof.

 

Install a Fence

A fence that is built will allow your home to look picturesque and contemporary. A fence also increases the level of privacy that is available and will work as a security measure. Choose a fence that complements the design of your home, which can include a white picket fence or a wrought iron fence.

 

Add a New Door

Your home's door is one of the main focal points of the property and can influence the style of the building. Consider adding a new door that has windows or a decorative design. If you want to save money, you can add a fresh coat of paint and choose a color that pops. Red, yellow, and black are standard colors to add to the door if you want an updated style. The shutters on the home can also match the front door for added charm.

 

Include a Water Feature

Water features will allow the yard to feel tranquil and serene when you spend time outside. You can add a pond near a garden that has colorful fish and enhances the quality of the landscape. A fountain is a decorative element that will attract birds and butterflies to the setting. The added detail of the feature will create a more attractive space that you can feel proud to show off.

 

Clean Out the Rain Gutters

The rain gutters should be cleaned out every few months to prevent water from becoming backed up onto the roof and causing damage. Remove twigs and leaves that have accumulated to ensure that the water flows off of the building and is redirected away from the property. You can also install guards on the gutters to prevent leaves from building up in the metal structure. Removing debris will also reduce the risk of termites from making their way to the building when they're looking for water.

 

Upgrade Your Mailbox

The mailbox is a minor detail of the home but is one of the first features that neighbors see when they pass by your property. Upgrade your mailbox and make sure that it follows the city's regulations once you add a new feature. Your home address numbers should be visible on the mailbox to ensure that your property is easy to find for visitors. You can also use a mailbox that includes a lock to prevent theft with the items that are delivered. Adding a new mailbox is an inexpensive addition that will increase the charm of our home and can make it easier to sell.


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8 Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready Fast
Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 02:05:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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8 Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready FastYour real estate agent calls to say that she has a potential buyer who is very interested in looking at your home. The problem? The buyer wants to come right now. To make things worse, you just got home from work and your house looks like a tornado blew through it. Relax, here are 5 easy things that you can do right now to get your home ready in no time at all.

#1 Create Light

Buyers love homes that have lots of light. Dimly lit homes feel depressing, dirty and small. Therefore, let in the light. It takes just a few minutes to open the blinds or drapes and flood your home with light. Opening the windows also show off your lawn and flowers.

#2 Take out the Garbage

There is nothing more unappealing that garbage cans overflowing with garbage. Therefore, empty all trash cans, even if you keep them in a cabinet out of sight. Bad smells can really turn buyers off and many sellers do not notice smells as they become immune. For this reason, spray garbage cans down with Lysol after you empty them even if you do not think that they smell bad.

#3 Tidy up Bathrooms

No one wants to look at a dirty bathroom. Although you may not have time for a deep cleaning, spray all bathroom surfaces with a disinfecting spray cleaner and wipe down. Squirt your favorite scented toilet bowl cleaner in all toilets and use a toilet bowl brush to clean.

#4 Make the Beds

A neatly made bed will leave a good impression on buyers. Plus, it will make your bedrooms appear larger. Go through all of your bedrooms and make sure that each bed is tidy. While you are in the bedroom, stash clothing or other items laying on the floor in a box under the bed or in a closet.

#5 Clean Your Countertops

Your countertops will appear bigger and more organized when there are fewer things on them. Therefore, remove as many things as possible. Stow items in drawers and cabinets to give the illusion of a nice big kitchen. Wipe down all counter tops with a kitchen cleaner spray.

#6 Take Fido for a Walk

Although you may love Spot, potential buyers may not be dog people or cat people for that matter. Some buyers will not even step foot in the door if there is a pet in the home, especially if they are allergic. So, if possible, take Spot for a walk before buyers stop by. Clean up and eliminate as many signs of your pet as possible. Throw pet toys in a drawer. Stash away the litter box. Vacuum pet hairs from the floor and furniture. Keep a pet odor eliminator on hand for last-minute showings and spray the house.

#7 Don’t Forget About the Outside

In your rush to tidy up the inside of your home, do not forget about the exterior. Pick up any Trash laying on the ground and sweep the sidewalks. If you have garbage bins or other storage containers outside of your home, pull them inside the garage.

#8 Make Yourself Disappear

The final thing to do before the showing is to leave the house. The buyer will not feel comfortable asking the agent questions about your home with you lingering around.

 


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Five Ways to Eliminate Odors Before a Home Viewing
Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2016, 11:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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A home viewing can take many forms. You may host an open house for agents to let them get an inside look at your home before they bring their clients in for a visit, or you might schedule private viewings for those interested in buying your home. An agent can also schedule an open house that lets dozens of prospective buyers stop by for a visit. Cleaning your home is a great way to prepare the space for those visitors, and there are five good ways you can eliminate any of the odors found in your home.

Use Paint and Sealant

A combination of paint and sealant is one of the best ways to eliminate odors. Though you may not realize it, odors that linger in the air can attach to your walls and floors, especially if you have hardwood floors. Cleaning and using other products will only mask those odors and not eliminate the scents. Sealing your wood floors with a coat of clean sealant traps those odors inside the floors. You can also use paint to trap odors in your walls.

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Thousands of stores across the country let you rent a steam cleaner for a low price. These machines have a reservoir that holds water and a heating element that turns that water into steam. Using one of these cleaners lets you penetrate deep into fabrics, furniture and carpets to remove stains and smells. When you rent one of these machines, sign up for the optional accessories package. This package comes with accessories suitable for cleaning stairs, curtains, heavy drapes, upholstered furniture and other parts of your home.

Air Out the House

Many people worry about eliminating odors so much that they buy and use dozens of products. Those products give their homes a chemical scent that many dislike. An easier way to remove odors is with a simple airing out of your home. The next time that the sun is out and the temperature is up, open all the windows in your house. This creates a cross breeze that cools down your house, and as the breeze moves through each room, it carries some of the odors out with it. You'll notice a big difference after just a few short hours.

Choose Deodorizers

Most of the products that you find in stores will mask odors without actually removing those scents. Deodorizers actually do a good job of changing the way the air smells. One of the cheapest products you can use is old-fashioned baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda on your carpets and furniture, let sit for at least 30 minutes and then vacuum away the residue. You can use deodorizers with neutralizers too. Neutralizers plug into electrical outlets and pull in the surrounding air. That air goes through several different filters that pull out odors and debris before releasing fresh and clean air back inside your home.

Opt for Vinegar

As amazing as baking soda is at eliminating odors, vinegar is just as amazing. Distilled white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are both great choices for cleaning your home. You can use the liquid in your shower, on your sinks, along the baseboards and even on walls and counters. It is generally safe to use on most surfaces, but you may want to use it on a smaller area first to see how it reacts. The vinegar neutralizes odors before slowly dissipating in the air. To remove odors before an open house, opt for remedies like steam cleaning, airing out your home and painting walls.


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How to Make Your Home Look Bigger
Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:50:00 AM
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A small home has a more intimate feel and can make guests feel at home. While you might love the small spaces in your home and that intimate feel, it's not likely that prospective buyers will feel the same way. One of the more common things they have on their wish lists is a home that feels light and airy or a home with large and spacious rooms. Those buyers may feel cramped and crowded while walking through your home. While staging each room before an open house, take a look at some easy ways you can make those rooms look bigger.


Give the Appearance of Space
One common reason why a room feels too crowded and looks small is because you have too much furniture in the room. If you keep those pieces pressed against each wall, it tends to make the room look cluttered and cuts down on the amount of available living space. Instead of putting your couch up against the wall, put it in the center of the room and face it towards the television or a piece of artwork. A console or sofa table placed behind it creates a better flow through the room and may make it look bigger too.

Decorate with Similar Colors
Interior decorators and fashion designers often recommend that you mix and match both colors and patterns. Using those bold openpatterns and colors in a smaller room can actually make the space feel even tinier. Choose a lighter color, and use colors that complement each other from the same palette in the room. You might pick up the soft blue pattern on your couch with pillows, throw blankets and even paintings in the same shade. 

Every Item in Place
A room filled with clutter will instantly overwhelm anyone who walks into that room. This is especially true when it comes to smaller rooms. Everything in its place is a rule when decorating a smaller room to make it look bigger. Buyers don't want to see piles of books on the coffee table, blankets tossed in a corner and dozens of family photographs lining the walls. Weed through your belongings to decide which items should stay and which items should go into storage. You may bring in bookshelves or other organizational tools to hide away some of those items too.

Use Lighter Surfaces
Using lighter colors and surfaces is a great way to make a small look larger and more spacious. Lucite is a type of clear plastic material that works well in chair and table designs. A Lucite table placed in the center of your living room will let visitors see through the table, which makes the room feel larger. You'll also want to stick with softer and lighter colors both in your wall color and decor, including shades of sea green or baby blue. Hanging a few mirrors in the room can also add to the spacious feel, especially as the light reflects off those surfaces.

Pull the Eye Up
When you pull the eye up, prospective buyers will look up, which makes it feel like the room is larger. Try painting the ceiling of the room in a different color. A bold shade of lemon yellow on your kitchen's ceiling with make it seem much bigger. When working in your child's bedroom, you might paint a mural on the ceiling or just paint some stars that draw the eye up. You can also use paintings placed higher up on the walls to create the same effect. These tips will make even the smallest of rooms look larger and more impressive.

 


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Pet Friendly Apartment
Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 02:40:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Finding an apartment that is pet-friendly can be difficult, especially if it is your first time moving into a new area. You might not know where to turn to get started with the search, which can result in a lengthy wait on when you can actually enjoy your rental property. Fortunately, it does not need to be difficult. With a little bit of patience and research, it can be easy for anybody to plan ahead and find a property that allows pets.

Always begin by using the resources available to you. This means contacting your local humane society or general animal care and control group to find out if there are any local apartments that allow pets. When contacted locally, these organizations can help you stay on top of updates and other things that can make a massive change in the way you look over your options. In addition to pet-petcentric organizations, it is a good idea to consult with real estate agents and other experts in the industry to determine if there are any local communities that can assist you. Many real estate agents who own pets themselves can help you in your search. 

If you are not having luck finding an apartment community that can assist you, it never hurts to try to explain your situation to the property manager in the hopes that they could make an exception. While many communities do not always approve of every request, if you make a compelling case, chances are that you could be allowed to rent the property and keep your pet. Even if not all pets are allowed, you could take a look at the fine-print to determine whether or not your pet is allowed. Many places make exceptions for cats and small dogs if the owners are responsible.

One of the most important things for you to do when you are making a case is to prove that you are responsible. Bring as much documentation as you can to try and convince the property manager that you are capable of taking full responsibility for your pet. Ideally, you want to show them that pet damage is a non-issue, but if you can prove that you have experience taking care of pet damage, you can help put the manager's worries at ease. Some important things to bring with you include general reference letters from other property owners, as well as written certifications for training classes if your dog graduated from one. 

Be sure to explain to the manager that you share their concern for cleanliness. Emphasize that you have had positive experiences with other managers in the past and that you always take full responsibility for your apartment's state of affairs, including making sure that your pet has a place to us the bathroom. Be sure to promote yourself as well as you can. Explain that you are a responsible pet owner and that you would make an excellent resident because of your experience. Do not be afraid to promote your pet either, especially if it has completed classes and has the certification.

If all else fails, be sure to mention that you are willing to put down a deposit if the manager needs one. Many apartment managers ask for a pet deposit anyway, but some can be swayed if you show them that you are serious about moving in with your pet. If the apartment manager still tells you no, the most important thing for you to do is avoid lying. Do not try to sneak your pet in, as this could leave you vulnerable to a variety of liability issues.


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Creating Curb Appeal on a Budget
Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 10:10:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Whether you are trying to attract buyers or are moving into your dream home, you want your home’s appearance to create a good first impression. Giving your home a facelift does not have to cost thousands of dollars or require a team of contractors. The following are a few DIY curb appeal projects you can do in a weekend without breaking the bank.


Spruce Up the Front Door:
Your front door should create a focal point that attracts the eye of visitors or potential buyers. The easiest way to add pizzazz to your front entrance is to paint your door in a bright colour that contrasts with the rest of your house and shutters. For example, a red door will pop on a traditional white house with black shutters. Don’t forget to add shiny new hardware and house numbers to complete the updated look. You can personalize the effect by adding potted plants and a door wreath. 

Add Lighting:
Solar light fixtures are affordable and easy to install. You can use them along the drive to draw the eye toward the house or to doorhighlight landscape features. It is also a good idea to consider upgrading any outdated or builder-grade garage or front door lighting fixtures. Most exterior lights can be purchased for under $50 each. Don’t forget to also purchase a live-wire testing device for safety. 

Give Your Mailbox a Makeover:
Your mailbox should express your personality as well as complement your home’s exterior. If you have a curbside mailbox, you can coordinate the colour of the post to match the trim on your house or surround it with colourful plants. If you choose an attached hanging drop box, try to find one that matches the rest of your home’s exterior hardware.

Give Your House a Power Wash:
Removing built up dirt and grime will instantly make the front of your home, driveway, and sidewalk look fresh and new. The easiest way is to turn the nozzle on your garden hose on full blast, taking care not to get any water under your siding. You can rent a power washer for less than $100 a day, but they can be difficult to manage and can damage windows and siding.

Add Window Boxes:
Window boxes are relatively inexpensive and can be found a virtually any home improvement store. A wooden box in a colour that contrasts with your shutters will give your home a cottage feel. Choose an iron or copper box for a more traditional look. Choose plants and flowers that best complement your home’s colour scheme and are suitable for the climate and available light.

Add Seating:
A porch swing or rocker instantly makes a home look inviting and conjures up images of lazy summer afternoons spent relaxing over a glass of lemonade. If your porch is too small, consider adding a small bench in the corner of the yard surrounded by plenty of flowers to create a peaceful oasis. 

Finally, remember that symmetry creates the best curb appeal. It is the easiest pattern to arrange and is visually pleasing since the eye naturally looks for balance. For example, add identical light sconces to each side of the front door or have the same planters and box firs on each side of the front steps. 

 


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4 Pool Maintenance Tips
Posted on Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 11:55:00 AM  in Marketing strategies,  My services
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Keeping a sparkling clean pool doesn’t need to be a cumbersome task. There are different types of pools, and they all have different maintenance needs. But, there is one thing that all pools have in common; they all need regular, routine care. If you choose to deal with common problems such as broken pipes or murky water by yourself, ensure you consult manufacturers’ manuals before using or fixing the equipment. However, even if you depend on a service company to care for your pool, there are things you need to do by yourself to ensure your pool remains in top condition for many years.


1. Skim debris and clean out the baskets
Every few days, skim the surface of the pool by hand. This is the easiest and fastest way to keep the pool clean. Floating debris often sinks eventually, and it becomes harder to remove. So, use a long-handled net known as a hand skimmer to remove bugs, leaves, and other unwanted stuff. Skimming will increase the efficiency of the circulatory system of the pool and reduce the amount of chlorine the pool requires. Also, clean out the strainer basket once a week. Doing so is beneficial, and it enhances the circulation and reduces the demand for chlorine. So, find the strainer basket located on the pool deck of an inground pool or at the side of the poolaboveground pool. Dislodge the plastic and shake it. You can also spray the inside with a hose to dislodge stubborn objects.

2. Vacuum pool and brush tiles and walls
Vacuum your pool weekly to keep the water clear and decrease the amount of chemicals required to be added. There are many types of pool vacuums. If you are using a manual vacuum, work the surface of the pool back and forth like you would while cleaning a carpet. Ensure you check the filter as you vacuum, and clean it when necessary. But, vacuuming is not the only weekly maintenance item to do. You also need to brush the tile and walls to minimize the build-up of algae and calcium deposits. The materials the pool wall is made of will determine the cleaning tools to use. If it is a plaster-lined concrete pool, use a stiff brush. But if it has vinyl or fiberglass walls, use a soft brush. Use these tools to prevent the degradation and scratching of the grout.

3. Clean the pool filter
There are three varieties of pool filters; sand, diatomaceous earth, and cartridge. All these have different procedures for maintenance. They need periodic cleaning, and this will depend on the type of filter and the frequency of use of the pool. However, don’t clean the filter more often than it is recommended as this will hinder the filtration process. A clean filter is not as efficient as the one with some amount of dirt on it. The dirt helps to trap other particles, and this removes debris from the water. However, don’t let the filter get too dirty. Clean the filter when the difference amounts to 11 to 15 pounds per square inch.

4. Service the heater professionally
Of all the pool equipment, pool heaters need the least amount of maintenance. Gas heaters can work well without being maintained for two years. But, electric heaters can last even longer. So, consult the manufacturer for specific maintenance instructions. Occasionally, calcium builds up inside the tubes, restricting the flow and preventing efficient water heating. In such a case, find a professional because this requires the disassembly of the heater to clean the pipes with a wire brush and acid.

Your pool needs to receive constant TLC for it to remain in top condition. Thus, skim the debris, vacuum the pool, clean the filter, and service the heater to achieve a well-functioning pool. 

 


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Removing Pet Odors Before Listing Your Home
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2016, 09:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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There is a real scientific condition called nose blindness. This refers to the way in which your nose adjusts to the scents and odors in your home. When you first bring home a new pet, you might smell those accidents before you see them. Once you get more comfortable and adjusted around your pets, you stop noticing those accidents. The first thing that buyers will notice when attending an open house is the scent that you no longer smell. If you have any type of pet in your home, you must make sure that you remove the odors left behind by those animals.

Use a Natural Solution
Natural solutions are a great way to get rid of pet odors trapped in your carpet. Apply a thin coating of baking soda to the floors, let the soda sit for 20 to 30 minutes and vacuum away the residue. You can then sprinkle a small amount of vinegar on the floor. Try pouring it into a spray bottle and spraying the vinegar right on the carpet. Sprinkle more baking soda over the top, apply more vinegar and scrub until thoroughly saturated. Once the mixture dries, vacuum away the remaining powder. 

Steam Clean the Floors
If using the natural remedy doesn't work in your home, steam clean the floors. Many stores now rent carpet and rug shampooers, petodorand you can find deodorizing products and scent neutralizers in stores too. These machines produce a large amount of steam that goes deep into your carpets to clean both the carpets and the padding. These machines may even get deep down into the floorboards too. Depending on the number of accidents your pets had and the severity of the odors, you may need to clean your floors two or more times.

Clean Upholstery
If you cleaned multiple times and still notice odors lingering in the air, it's time to take a look at your upholstery. Even if your pet never had an accident on the couch, the fabric can pick up scents from accidents nearby. There is also a chance that your pet carried urine or feces onto the furniture on its paws. Most carpet shampooers and rug cleaners now come with an attachment that you can hook up to the side for cleaning upholstery. You'll also want to thoroughly wash any furniture covers or curtains you have in the room too.

Seal Your Walls
Removing pet odors from your home before an open house may require the sealing of your walls too. The paint and wallpaper on those walls can actually absorb urine and feces scents. This is especially common on walls near your litter box. Sealing the walls essentially traps in those odors to keep the scents from lingering in the air. You can apply a clear coat of sealant in the same way you would paint, and the sealant can go right over most forms of wallpaper too.

Remove Carpet
After using all these methods, there is still a chance that your home might smell like your pets and their accidents. This often occurs because the urine sank down through the carpet and into the floorboards. Many pet owners find that this happens when their pets continually go to the bathroom in the same spot. The only way you can eliminate those odors is with a complete replacement. You will need to tear up the carpeting, clean or seal the floorboards and install new carpeting on top of the floor. Removing pet odors makes your home smell fresh again and will keep buyers from turning up their noses at your house.

 


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