How Pet Owners Take Care of their Carpets05/14/2016 Back To Blog
Having a pet is a tremendous responsibility, if you have one you pretty much just have to accept that you will have rogue fur, non-descript odors and unidentifiable stains all over your rugs. Carpets have a tendency to hang on to a pet’s mess. So if you have both a pet and a carpet, you’ll probably want some handy advice on how to best take care of your rugs in spite of any animals lounging around.
Deal with accidents immediately
Did Foofoo cough up a hairball, has Rufus crocked his leg up and relieved himself on your exquisite rug? It’s no big deal, not yet anyway. However leaving the mess to settle into your carpet is not the best idea. With each passing moment, spills on your rug solidify and entrench themselves deeper into the fabric. Given enough time, they will practically become a part of your rug which is seemingly impossible to clean without the help of a professional carpet cleaning company. So if you’re around in time to see Toto throw up on your floor, clean it up immediately.
If you can’t vacuum every day, try at least twice a week. Going over your rugs with a hoover will keep bad smells and damaging debris at bay. Use baking soda on your carpets when you clean to help combat the smell of pet fur, and take the opportunity to keep your home free of parasites which are often left behind by your pets. If you don’t do this, it won’t take long for people to notice. Neglecting to do effective carpet cleaning regularlywill probably not be immediately evident to you since you are used to the smell and the dirt which has gradually built up in your presence, but visitors will almost definitely smell it immediately, which is definitely not ideal.
Deal with odors
As a pet owner, there’s a good chance that you are completely oblivious to the fact that your entire house has the faint musk of old fur, and why would you be concerned, pets are a member of the family, right? You should remember though that when visitors see your darling little animal they don’t give it the human qualities that you, out of love for your pet, do. This odor can be unsettling for some of your guests, and not to mention is a stark reminder to them that your home is a breeding ground for allergens. Conduct regular cleaning to take advantage of odor removal. This will not just mask the smell (which is always obvious), but gets rid of it and the health deficits that come with it.
Have regular surface cleaning
If you have pets, it is just about essential to have a professional rug cleaning service come in and give your rugs a surface cleaning at least twice a year to keep your carpets looking and smelling fresh. This will also go a long way in eliminating parasites such as lice, fleas, ticks and ringworm which can prove to be stubborn when nestled in the cozy confounds of your carpet. Bi-annual surface cleaning and a yearly deep clean will keep your carpets new, fresh smelling and bug free.