Owning a pet is a wonderful thing, cleaning up after them is not that great. Keeping a home clean with furry friends running around can be a challenge, especially when you have carpets. Pets can produce a surprising amount of fur, dander, dirt and various types of liquids and solids. Staying on top of cleaning up after them requires an arsenal of cleaning products and preventative tricks. Lucky for you we are experienced in such things!
So here is a list of tips and tricks to keeping your carpets clean and your family happy.
Get to the dirt before it gets into your carpet! After letting the dog out, wipe down their paws before they run through the house. Keep a towel dedicated to your pet’s paws by the door so that you are ready to remove the dirt before it becomes a problem. Placing door mats or runners near the entrance of your home can also limit the amount of dirt you and your pet will bring into the home.
Regularly grooming your pet will significantly cut down on the amount of fur and dander your pet will leave around the house. If getting your pet professionally groomed is too pricey, then get a pet brush that to comb out any loose fur. If you can, brush your pet outside so that all the loose hair will be contained outside and not in or around your house.
Avoid chemicals when you can, pets can be sensitive to different detergents and cleaners. They can get rashes and sometimes poisoned by different cleaning products, which will result in hefty vet bills.
Baking soda and vinegar can work magic on carpet stains. Here’s how to do it:
Vacuum as much as you can possibly handle! Fur and dander are always going to be present and will cling to your carpet. Vacuuming on a regular basis will keep the fur from building up and turning into a bigger problem. And don’t forget to vacuum the couch or chairs where your pets like to sit.
Cleaning up solid messes with a paper towel can sometimes make the problem worse. By blotting and dabbing you are pressing the mess further into the fibers of the carpet. Instead try using something flat like a putty knife or a stiff piece of cardboard to scoop up the mess. Then if there is any saturation, try a non-chemical alternative to clean up the stain.
Sometimes the messes can add up and become too much for you to handle on your own. When that time comes, it is best to call in the professionals to have your carpet cleaned. Having your carpet cleaned on a regular basis will prolong the life and beauty of your carpet, and will help keep you sane.