Grout can be a real problem because it soaks up pet odors.
Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell.
Here's how to de-dog your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell.
#1 Steam Clean Everything Fabric
“Job number one is to take care of [the soft surfaces in your house],” says Melissa Maker, star of an eponymous YouTube channel and owner of a Toronto cleaning service. “They hold odors and hair like nothing else."
This includes carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and even the drapes, she says. Pets rub against drapes, getting oils, odors, and fur on the fabric. Send curtains out for a professional cleaning.
#2 Groom Your Pet
Get your pet groomed…