Friday, April 20, 2012

How Pet Owners Can Keep Carpets Clean

As a pet owner, you have your work cut out for you. Not only are the tasks involved with owning a pet equivalent to a full time job, as you need to fed them, shelter them, clean them, and most importantly love them! In addition to taking care of the basic needs of the animal, you need to make sure you're taking care of your home - including your carpeting.

Having the additional foot-traffic imposed upon your carpet can wreak havoc on its overall appearance. Pets don't know to wipe their feet when they come bounding in out of the yard, muddy paws and all. They don't mean to cause such problems, they just don't know any better and they certainly can't learn to take their shoes off before walking on the carpets like their human companions can!

To keep your sanity, here are a few pointers оn keeping your carpet looking clean and fresh dеspіtе the addition to your household of those furry critters!
The first thing you ѕhоuld do іѕ to be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. For homes without pets, it's highly recommended that you vacuum your carpets at last once a week. However, whenever you add an animal into the equation, it may be necessary to increase the number of times you vacuum weekly to two or three times. Not only will this remove the pet hair from the carpet, it will help keep dirt from getting ground in to the fibers over time.

In addition to vacuuming your carpet, be sure to vacuum and upholstered furniture and tile as well. If these items aren't clean, you'll just be transferring dirt from one place to the next as the family moves within the home. You'll be amazed on how just vacuuming on a regular basic can help pet dander and hair to a minimum.
Accidents happen. If your dog or cat does have an accident, it's important to clean up the area as quickly as possible. The sooner you deal with the mess, the greater the possibility that you can remove it entirely and leave the area clean and fresh. To clean up urine, start by extracting as much of the liquid as you can with either a shop vac or a few towels. If you're using the towel, be sure to put some weight on top of the towel and allow time for the urine to be absorbed.

After you're removed the urine, you can use an over the counter stain remover or make your own mix using three parts warm water to one part white vinegar. This is an excellent home remedy to clean up pet urine. Apply it sparingly to the spot and blot using a clean, dry cloth. Remember not to saturate the carpet as this can cause further damage. Also, be sure to not to rub any stain into your carpet. After you've cleaned with the carpet cleaning solution, rinse the post with clean water and once again use either a shop vac or another clean towel to blot dry.
Baking soda can help if there is still some odor after cleaning the area. Simply sprinkle over the area, let sit for a while and then vacuum up.

Keeping your carpets clean between professional carpet cleaning is relatively easy. Be aware, as a pet owner, it's your responsibility to protect the health of your family and your pets. Regular professional carpet cleaning can kill bacteria, fungus, mold, and dust mites -- all potential hazard to your family and furry friends.

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