If you’re a pet owner, then you know that accidents happen. And when they do, it’s essential to clean up the mess as quickly as possible to avoid lasting damage. This blog post by Safe Hands Cleaning will discuss ten tips for carpet cleaning and care when you have pets. You can keep your carpets looking good and smelling fresh by following these tips – no matter how many furry friends you have!
Clean up spills and accidents immediately
As soon as your pet has an accident, it’s important to clean it up right away. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the urine or feces as possible, then use a carpet cleaner or enzyme cleaner to remove any remaining stains and odors.
Vacuuming is key to keeping your carpets clean, but it’s imperative if you have pets. Be sure to vacuum at least once a week and more often if possible. Pay special attention to areas where your pets spend the most time – like in front of the couch or by the door.
Use a pet-friendly carpet cleaner
When it comes time to deep clean your carpets, use a pet-friendly cleaner. Regular carpet cleaners can contain harsh chemicals that can harm your pets (and you!). Look for a cleaner specifically designed for homes with pets – they are typically safe and effective.
Groom your pets regularly
Regular grooming helps to reduce the amount of pet hair that ends up on your carpets. If you have a dog, be sure to brush them outside (or in the bathtub) to avoid mess. For cats, regular baths and brushing can help to keep their fur from ending up all over your house.
Doormats are a great way to keep dirt and mud from being tracked into your home and your carpets. Place mats at all entrances to your home, and encourage your family and guests to wipe their feet before coming inside.
Keep your pets clean
This may seem like an obvious tip, but it’s worth mentioning! Regular baths and brushing will help keep your pets clean, and in turn, your carpets will stay clean.
Keep your home clean
In addition to keeping your pets clean, it’s also essential to keep your entire home clean. Dust and dirt can quickly build up on carpets, so vacuum and clean regularly.
Use rugs in high-traffic areas
If you have areas of your home that see a lot of foot traffic, consider placing rugs in those areas. Rugs can help protect your carpets from dirt and stains, and they can be easily removed and cleaned as needed.
Don’t forget about furniture
While you’re focused on keeping your carpets clean, don’t forget about your furniture! Pets often spend time on couches and chairs, so be sure to vacuum and clean those areas.
Have realistic expectations
It’s important to have realistic expectations for carpet cleaning and care. Pets will make messes – that’s just a fact of life! You can minimize the damage and keep your carpets looking and smelling fresh by following these tips.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post. For a local carpet cleaner serving Bolton, Bury & all surrounding areas using market leading hot water extraction carpet cleaning technology please call 01204 263025.