We love our pets. They’re cute, cuddly, humorous, and a natural stress relief overall. But they can be stinky.
While good hygiene and cleaning help to keep odors at bay, some stenches feel like an ongoing fight – like the cat litter box of a feline with stomach issues. Not talking from experience…
Odor issues don’t have to be extreme. Even just being the owner of two or more large dogs means your home’s interior may have a continuous musty smell, especially if they have high anxiety or you live near water. You may grow used to this, but visitors will notice when they walk into your home.
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If you are having pet odor problems, consider trying a pluggable UVC air sanitizer. The GermGuardian GG1100W Elite from Guardian Technologies ($35 retail) is highly rated and doesn’t require a filter to be changed, because it uses light. Depending on how often it’s used, the light bulb needs to be replaced every 10 to 12 months and costs around $12 (at the time of this post). It works on all kinds of odors, like stinky food smells and smoke.
The GermGuardian not only reduces odors in the air but also helps kill airborne viruses (such as influenza, staph, and rhinovirus) and works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce volatile organic compounds. While the air sanitizer is highly-rated, the biggest drawbacks appear to be the white noise sound it emits and the bright light in its panel. Also, keep in mind you may need to purchase more than one, depending on how many rooms have odor issues.
Overall, this is a low-cost option for reducing the smell of pets in your home, which can come in very handy when selling your home.
Do you have an air sanitizer in your home?
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