Pets can do a lot of damage to your home. And you might think a few quick fixes are fine. But not always -- some pet damage can't be easily covered up. Take our quiz to see if you know if you know what kind you should fix or replace.
Urine stains can seep into the trim or drywall if not caught immediately. It's best to replace the trim to avoid odors or stains from reappearing .
Scratches in a hardwood floors can easily be fixed with a good sanding and finish, but it's definitely a job for a professional.
Pet odors, especially urine stains that have soaked into and affected the drywall, won't go away if they're merely painted over. The drywall should be replaced to remove the smell.
Sanding and re-staining or painting your cabinets is an easy fix for this type of surface pet damage.
As with most damage caused by liquids, it's best to replace the drywall to avoid any lingering odors or water stains.
Urine stains in carpet can seep down into the carpet pad and even into the subfloor.
If you've kept a fairly consistent cleaning schedule, pet hair in your AC unit can be fixed by a professional HVAC company.
It's not the plant that is causing your dog to dig, it's his genes. Try fixing his behavior, as well as the damage, by ensuring he gets enough exercise and is occupied with toys.
Stains that penetrate through to the subfloor can leave lingering odors that could deter potential buyers.
It's hard to hide chewing damage with paint and wood filler. It's best to replace the doors, which will remove any lingering odors, as well.
The damage can likely be repaired, but the odors and stains can live in the walls of your home. Even if you paint over them, the smells will linger and the stains may reappear.
With the help if a specialist, a flea problem can be fixed without replacing your carpet.
There is no quick fix for this issue. It's best to replace the threshold before inviting potential buyers into your home.
Pet hair can clog your heating ducts, but this damage can be fixed with a proper duct cleaning.
Damaged screens could be fixed, but it is best for your resale price to replace the screens completely.
Pet odors can live in the walls, carpet and padding, as well as the subfloor of your home. In many cases, odors stay behind even when you move out.
This type of set-in liquid stain will leave an odor and may reappear despite your attempts to fix it. It's best to replace the trim.
This type of set-in stain will leave an odor. It's best to replace the piece or simply move it to the garage while your house is being shown to potential buyers.
Since this damage is outside, there won't be any noticeable odors, so fixing the damaged trim or even covering it up with new landscaping is okay.
Cats, ferrets, rabbits and other pets can cause just as must chewing damage as dogs.