Having cute pets at your home might bring happiness and joy to your life. But these adorable pets are somewhere responsible for spoiling your beautiful carpets. The presence of your furry friends might lead to certain accidents which damage the carpet.
Being a pet owner, it is easy to keep your pets as well as your home clean and maintain the same for the long run. You will find pet hair, stubborn stains, and unpleasant odors on the carpet.
By executing the proper cleaning methods, you can maintain the cleanliness of your carpets. In this blog, we have listed a few tips by Rivera’s Cleaning Solutions to clean your carpets to keep a neat and healthy environment at your place.
Seven Carpet Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners
1. Groom your pets
We advise pet owners to get their lovable pets groomed regularly. Brushing the hair and trimming the nails prevent them from shedding. Grooming also reduces the accumulation of dirt and debris in the carpet fibers.
The pet hair and sharp nails on the carpet can cause damage as they will be difficult to remove. Thus, it is necessary to groom the pets once or twice a month.
2. Act instantly
Pet accidents are unavoidable. But ignoring them for a long time can be a mistake. Treat the pet stains immediately as soon as you notice them. Blot the accidental spills using a clean microfiber cloth. Blot until all the liquid soaks up.
Avoid rubbing the spills and stains as they might set deep into the carpet fibers and become hard to get rid of. If there are stubborn stains, you can use some cleaning solutions, but be sure about protecting your carpet from further damage.
3. Test the solutions before using them.
Our experts advise you to check if the solutions are suitable for your carpet, before using them. Along with considering the damage to your carpet, we recommend you must prefer using pet-friendly solutions to cause no harm to your pet’s health too.
If you apply an incorrect solution, your carpets might get faded or discolored. Perform a patch test in a not-so-visible part of the carpet and confirm whether it is appropriate for cleaning. If it seems unaffected, the cleaning solution is safe to clean your carpets.
4. Vacuum the carpets
We suggest regular vacuuming of your carpets to eliminate the dirt, grime, and pet hair from the carpet.
Being a pet owner, purchase or rent a vacuum cleaner with the correct attachment and filters which are specifically designed to remove pet hair, dirt, and allergens.
5. Deal with the wet and solid mess.
Deal with a wet mess such as urine or some spills by blotting the mess using a towel. Absorb all the possible moisture. Then prepare a solution of white vinegar and water, or liquid detergent and warm water. Apply the solution to the affected part and leave it for a few minutes. Later, rinse the carpet with a small amount of water and soak it with a dry cloth to dry it well.
To deal with the solid mess such as vomit or feces, our professionals recommend scraping the particles using any blunt object such as a spoon and then vacuuming the carpet. Avoid using sharp objects as there is a possibility that the carpet fibers might cut off. If the solid mess has left some stains, you can apply a solution of vinegar and soapy water or a bio-enzymatic cleaner. Let it rest for a couple of minutes, and blot the area until dried.
6. Use baking soda for odor removal.
Pet accidents leave unpleasant odors all over the place. The best way to eliminate the foul odors from the carpets is by sprinkling some amount of baking soda. Our experts consider baking soda as the best odor-neutralizing agent.
After sprinkling, let the baking soda settle down on the carpet for a couple of hours or even overnight. Once the carpet starts smelling fresh, you can vacuum them thoroughly, ensuring to leave no residues of baking soda behind.
7. Professional cleaning
Even though you try the best possible ways to clean and protect your carpets from pet stains and odors, there are instances where you might get the most unacceptable results. In such cases, it is better to get the carpet deep cleaned by professionals like us.
Our experts use the suitable and latest tools and techniques for cleaning. They assure to provide a refreshed carpet, free from all dust, stains, odors, and germs, and increase their longevity. Get your carpets cleaned by professionals once or twice a year.