Pet odor removal is one of the most stubborn tasks known to pet owners. Depending on the nature of the odors and the severity of the situation, the cleaning and removal options will vary. Spot treatments will be cheaper than whole-house cleaning and typically, cleaning carpets will be more expensive than treating hardwood floors or other less-porous or non-porous flooring materials.
There is also the option of purchasing pet odor removal products, although most will not do as good of a job as a professional pet odor removal service. Pet odors aren’t just unpleasant. These odors are caused by bacteria left behind from pet urine or feces, and when they are left uncleaned, they can even lead to illness for you and your family. Professional odor removal services will be able to treat floors, subflooring, and other surfaces that pet stains have permeated to get the odor out once and for all.
|Light carpet cleaning||Mild pet odor||$125/room|
|Carpet and upholstery cleaning with odor removal service||Moderate pet odor||$175-$250/room|
|Chemical-free odor removal||Moderate pet odor||$500|
|Total odor remediation||Severe whole-house pet odor issues||$800-$1,000|
Other considerations and costs
- Pet stains and odors are not always easy to see and may appear smaller than you think. Until a professional comes and performs a full estimate of your home, you cannot know how severe the problem really is. After all, cleaning your carpets does no good if the subfloor is stained with odors and needs replaced.
- Enzymatic cleaning solutions are best to remove pet urine odors and stains and designed to keep your pets from re-offending in the same places that they have gone before. Ask your cleaners if they use enzymatic products.
- Serious odor problems may require full odor remediation, which may cost upwards of $1,000 or more depending on how many rooms need to be cleaned and how severe the damage is.
- If you have flooring, trim, or other materials that need to be replaced, you will also need to factor in the cost of materials and hiring contractors to perform the work.
- There are a number of over-the-counter products and stain removal tools that can be purchased at local pet stores and home improvement stores, but most are designed for maintenance and light odor removal. If you have a more severe issue, professionals are the best option.
- If you do attempt to use stain and odor removal products, make sure that you test them in a small area so that you don’t cause unnecessary damage to your floors or other fixtures.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.