Whether you are a cat person or a dog person, nothing compares to the comfort, camaraderie, and unconditional love you get from your beloved pets. However, if you own carpets, you know the nightmare that your furry companions can cause for your carpet flooring.
Keeping your carpet looking its best is hard enough without having to worry about odours and pet hair problems caused by your pet. SaraCares Carpet Cleaning services offers Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland a broad range of carpet cleaning services to get rid of those stubborn and unpleasant stains and embarrassing smells left by your four-legged friends. Here are some basic carpet-cleaning tips that will help keep your pets out of the doghouse.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’
The best way to deal with a dirty carpet is to try to stop it from happening in the in the first place. Good house-training habits are must for any pet owner if they don’t want to deal with constantly removing pet stains from the carpet. Some helpful tips include:
- Wiping your pets paws before they come indoors
- Rewarding your pet for positive behaviours
- Walking your dog regularly at a set time
- Keeping the kitty litter clean, so they won’t avoid using it
Cleaning up the mess
If the mess is sticky or soft, always use a putty knife or a similar flat surface object to scrape up the mess instead of mopping it up with cloths or paper towels. Otherwise, you could be left with a ground in stain that is much harder to remove.
Removing pet odors from your carpet
Cleaning up a pet accident as soon as it happens will help prevent the stain from setting in. Sometimes, however, the accident will leave an odour in your carpet. An effective method to get rid of this is to sprinkle some white vinegar on and around the soiled area, then blot it using a sponge or towel.
Fantastic for cleaning stains, baking soda is also great at fighting pet odours. Simply sprinkle some baking soda onto the carpet. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then Vacuum up the baking soda.
Getting rid of pet hair
Owning a pet means you will usually have to vacuum more frequently than those who don’t. In order to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean, you will need to vacuum at least 3 times a week.
Another great method for removing pet hair from your carpet is to mix one part fabric conditioner and three parts water, spray it on the carpet, let it dry, and then vacuum.
Time to call a carpet cleaning professional
Even if your pet never has accidents on your carpets, it is a good idea to get regular deep cleaning by a professional carpet cleaning service to keep your carpets looking and smelling their best.
Contact Us! Our Vancouver green carpet cleaning team uses only non-toxic solutions that will brilliantly remove spots, stains and pet odours, leaving your carpets looking and smelling great.
We do it right the first time and look forward to seeing you again next time.