Chances are, you have most or all of the materials you need in your home already. Basic household items like vinegar, baking soda, club soda and liquid soap can be used for many of those cleaning and deodorizing tasks that the dog or cat owner face on a daily basis.
For general odor control, sprinkle baking soda on your carpets before vacuuming. An open box of baking soda next to the cat box helps greatly in neutralizing odors. For quick cleanup jobs on hard surfaces mix a few teaspoons of vinegar into a quart of water. The vinegar helps neutralize odors and this solution can be used in a spray bottle for easy application. Use it to remove paw prints and nose prints as well on glass or surfaces. For tougher cleanup on tile or linoleum, make a scouring paste from baking soda and liquid soap.
Club soda makes a good cleanup agent for urine on carpets. Pour club soda directly onto the affected area making sure the entire area is thoroughly covered. Blot with cloth or paper towels then let it dry. This may take several hours to dry but this method is very effective for removing the stain and neutralizing the odors. Another method, especially for cat urine, involves using a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water for blotting the urine, with a subsequent treatment involving a sprinkle of baking soda and a scrubbing with hydrogen peroxide mixed 4:1 with laundry detergent. Let the treated area dry, then vacuum thoroughly.
It's a good idea to have a professional do a periodic carpet cleaning in your home. There are pet-friendly and green-minded carpet experts ready to help you keep your home looking good and smelling fresh. For you and your pet's health and well-being, contact one of the many reliable firms for carpet cleaning London has in abundance. There's sure to be one in your neighborhood.