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Pet Damage Quiz: Fix or Replace?
by Staff
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.

Your puppy left a urine stain on the floor trim. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

Your dog's paws left scratches on your hardwood floors. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: Pet odors can live for years in drywall, even if it has been painted over.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The cabinet door where you keep your pet's treats is scratched up. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

Your fish tank leaked and caused a watermark on the wall. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: A urine stain on the carpet can be fixed with a simple stain remover.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Your pet's hair is clogging your air conditioner unit. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

Your dog likes to dig in one area of your garden. Should you continue fixing his damage or remove the plant and replace it with a new one?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: Before selling your home, you should check that any flooring stains have not damaged the subfloor.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

All of your home's doors have chewing damage on the bottom corners. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: Any wall damage from a pet can be easily fixed with Spackle and paint.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Your pet brought fleas into your home and they're now living in the carpet. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

Your dog enjoys chewing on the threshold to the front door. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: Heating ducts can become clogged with pet hair and ruin your heating system.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Your cat has scratched completely through the window screen. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: All pet odors will leave your home when you move your furniture out.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Your cat throws up regularly in one corner of the room, which has caused a stain on the trim piece. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

You found cat urine on your wood coffee table. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

Your dog chewed up the trim at the bottom of your front porch. Fix or replace?

  • fix
  • replace

True or False: Dogs are the only pets that cause major chewing damage.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE