Cleaning and maintaining carpets in a home with pets can be challenging. From frizzy loops pulled by pet claws to hair and dander all over the carpet to stinking pet stains, we’ve seen the struggles of pet owners.
However, we’d say it’s certainly possible to keep your carpets clean and fresh, despite having pets. Read on to learn some carpet cleaning and maintenance tips for pet owners from our experts.
Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners
⇒ Use a HEPA vacuum and a lint roller to trap pet dander effectively
Pet dander clings so closely to the carpet fibers that removing it fully seems daunting for many pet owners. One effective hack we suggest is using a lint roller to trap it well.
As you move it over the carpet, all the dander, loose dirt, and pet hair will stick to it, and you can get rid of them easily.
Moreover, we also recommend you buy a high-quality HEPA vacuum cleaner. That’s because it can trap minute dirt and dander particles much more effectively than your normal one.
So, next time you do the surface cleaning, you know how to get rid of that clingy dander and keep your carpets clean.
⇒ Be quick with the clean-ups
We cannot overemphasize the importance of quick spot cleaning, especially to the pet owners. When we clean stubborn pet stains from our clients’ carpets, the lack of quick spot-cleaning turns out to be the culprit most of the time.
That’s why we advise you to be quick and clean up after a pet accident as soon as you notice it happening. Take a bunch of paper towels and blot the stains quickly before they can get the time to enter into the backing and cause stubborn stains and smell.
You will save yourself a lot of labor work later and prevent your carpets from staining.
⇒ Never use a steam cleaner for pet stains
We know you believe steam cleaning to be the most efficient at cleaning and even killing germs and odors, but not with pet stains.
Homeowners often complain about pet stains getting stubborn after cleaning and what we find is they had used steam cleaner to clean pet stains.
The heat from the steam binds the urine molecules with your carpet fibers, making stains even stronger and stubborn to remove.
We suggest cleaning with cold water and store-bought enzyme-based solutions to deal with pet stains.
⇒ Groom your pets well
To maintain your carpet properly and reduce its exposure to excess dander, you should groom your pets regularly. Comb their hair often if they shed a lot of hair and dander.
Trim their claws before they turn sharp enough to pull your carpet fibers. Give them a regular bath so your carpet does not trap too much of their dirt and germs. Basically, maintaining your furry friend will help you maintain your carpet too.
⇒ Stain protection is a must!
Whether or not you clean the spills quickly (you should, though), we suggest not missing out on stain protection for your carpet. An added layer of protection prevents pet stains from seeping deeper and helps you clean them easily.
We notice carpets without protection getting worn out more quickly than those having stain protection. That becomes even more crucial if you have pets to make a mess all the time.