We love our pets, but we don’t love the mess. But while the two come as a package deal, we sometimes need to take necessary precautions to protect the things we love from the pets we adore.
Among the most likely targets of pet messes and the stains that can be left behind is our carpeting. The expensive floor coverings that are installed in the rooms of our homes can see a lot of foot (and paw) traffic as well as certain other things that come about as a result of accidents and missed opportunities to go outdoors.
Not to worry, however, just because you have pets doesn’t mean you can’t also have a beautiful carpet. Here are some helpful carpet cleaning tips from Redmond’s green carpet cleaning service for those homeowners who love sharing their domain with their furry friends but can do without the stains that might occur.
Keeping your carpet looking and smelling as good as new need not be a constant challenge, the next time you adopt a new best friend, adopt these methods for making sure your carpet doesn’t suffer as a result.
Pets have fur and hair that they shed with consistency and will end up in the fibers of your carpet. Allow enough of it to get ground down from the routine foot traffic that goes through your home on a daily or weekly basis and you can be sure the carpet will start to lose its luster. Not to mention the allergies that can get triggered due to an accumulation of pet dander.
That’s why you need to be very diligent about vacuuming your carpets once or twice a week, depending on how many pets you have running around.
Clean Those Paws
This is a good idea whether it’s a pooch that has been outside to go poop or your kitty has just stepped out of the litter box. The various elements that your pets walk through can often get stuck to the pads and toes of their paws which means they’re tracking those things right onto the surface of your carpet’s fibers.
So get into the habit of stopping them before they step into a room with a nice, clean carpet and using a wet wipe or damp paper towel to gently clean their paws first. It will help get them into a routine where they understand this is a normal thing and they won’t be reluctant to let you do it.
Whether this is something you do with a steam cleaner you rent from the local store or you hire a professional to do for you, pet stains can be eradicated entirely when you get your carpets deep cleaned at least once a year.
Vacuuming your carpets is a good way to keep them looking and smelling fresh, but sometimes a pet stain can’t be avoided (nor entirely eliminated) and only a deep cleaning will be well and truly effective at getting the job done right.