A PET OWNERS GUIDE TO CARPET CLEANING
Carpets Cleaned with Excellence
They say that pets and owners look alike, a scientific fact with dogs apparently:
It is also true that we grow so accustomed to our furry friends, that we no longer notice their odour. But what about our guests? Just because we have gone ‘nose-blind’, this doesn’t mean that we need to inflict it on our visitors.
Make sure that your home stays looking and smelling fresh - without using products that will cause irritation to you or your pets - with our top 5 tips.
Top Five Tips For Clean Carpets If You Pets
1. How to remove odours: You can do this at home, by neutralising the smell with either baking soda or a vinegar and water mix.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet and brush it in, then leave for a few hours before vacuuming it up.
- Make an odour-neutralising spray using half vinegar and half water – then use a spray bottle to distribute it over the smelly carpet. When it has dried, the odour should have gone.
- Or you can use an ‘all natural’ shop-bought carpet sanitising product by following the packet instructions.
If these methods do not work, then you may need to consider calling in a professional carpet cleaner just like us by calling 01926 614 781.
2. The importance of vacuuming: Regularly vacuuming your home is one of the best ways to keep the carpet fresh – we recommend at least twice a week. It will remove dirt and dust before it has been ground into the carpet fibres and become a problem. Not only will it keep the dog hair (and other mess) at bay, it will also help to keep your home free of fleas and their eggs. On a rainy day, when your pet brings mud in on it’s paws, it is best to wait for it to dry on the carpet before attempting to vacuum it up.
3. How to remove urine stains and odours:Always blot up as much as you can with paper towels,
- Then saturate the area with an enzymatic cleaner, for example, this cat product: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GO2VX4/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1
- Or sprinkle baking soda over the area and spray a mix of vinegar/water (1 part of each) and leave for a few minutes before blotting up the moisture.
- For tough stains, make a paste of equal parts vinegar, salt and borax. Rub in the paste and let it dry for a few hours - before vacuuming thoroughly.
4. How to remove pet hair: If your pet regularly moults - then it is likely that you have already invested in a lint roller for your clothes. But what about the carpets?
- That baking soda again…. Sprinkle it over the carpet and leave for a few minutes – this should loosen the hairs and allow you to vacuum them up more easily. For an alternative to baking soda, use a mixture of 3 parts water to 1 part fabric softener and spray over the carpet before vacuuming.
- Invest in a rubber broom. Brush towards you with a sweeping action until you have covered the whole carpet. Collect the fur up and dispose of it, then clean your rubber broom.
- For smaller areas - invest in a thick and textured rubber glove. Scrape the area using your hand and remove the collected fur.
5. Call in the professionals: We all have busy lives. And as much as we try to keep on top of all the household cleaning and maintenance - a lot of what we have time to do only deals with the superficial.
For a deep and thorough clean, contact a professional carpet cleaner. The benefits of this include:
- Removal of ingrained dirt, bacteria and allergens. This will also have health benefits.
- Increases the life of your carpet - the better you take care of it, the longer it will last.
- Looks and smells fresh!