We had a showing yesterday and an open house scheduled for tomorrow, so will see what the feedback from those are. Keeping our fingers crossed that it's better. We are looking at the air purifiers, too, tomorrow. Thinking we can get a few smaller ones, one for each room, like suggested below.
Some advice I got from a cleaning service is:
Before vacuuming, mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and a few drops of lavender or lemon oil with a cup of water. Sprinkle the mixture over the carpet and upholstery, allowing it to sit as long as possible for best results. After vacuuming it up, spray a mixture of equal parts of vinegar and water over the area.
You may also have to bit the bullet and replace your carpet and padding if your babies have soiled your carpets. It's almost impossible to completely rid a carpet of the smell of animal urine with cat urine at the top of the list. Non-animal lovers will most probably do an about face at the slightest hint of animal urine. It's been my experience that while animal lovers also aren't crazy about pet urine odors, they "get it" and are a little more forgiving.
Karen Negrete, ASP, IAHSP, IRIS
Transform Your Home
Clean or replacing the carpet is good advice. Orders get imbedded deeply in fabrics. If you have a carpet try throwing some baking soda on the carpet first then vacuum. Same with your couches and chairs, clean them, fabreeze is good safe product to use. If it's nice outside, not too cold open the windows for ventaliation. Painting the house, keeping your pets clean. Some times candles and air fresheners would work but it's only a temporary fix to cleaning your home thoroughly and your pets clean as well. Best of Luck to you.
1. Paint the inside
2. Clean or replace the carpet
3. Don't let the pets in the house until they have been bathed.
4. Use an ionic breeze type unit in each room where the pets reside.
5. Make sure all fabric materials are cleaned (professional fabric care, carpet cleaner), including sofas, cushions, pillows, comforters, drapes, etc.
Hope this is helpful.