In a home, maintaining clean carpet is always a challenge, but more so when you have pets. Pets such as dogs and cats can leave hair, dander, urine and feces. As people love their pets, they are more than willing to take on the extra challenges. For those with pets and carpets, you may be wondering what is the best way to maintain clean carpets. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share how you can have pets and clean carpets at the same time.
Get Rid of Pet Dander & Hair
Both dogs and cats will leave behind hair and dander. Both hair and dander can lead to indoor allergies, not to mention hair will stick to everything. In keeping hair and dander off of your carpets, it is recommended that you vacuum regularly. You will need to find out often you will need to vacuum . Each pet or pets and your environment will determine how often you will need to vacuum. At the very least, you will need to vacuum your carpet once a week. However, some people will find they need to vacuum more often than that. Once you find your balance of keeping hair and dander off of your carpets, make sure you are using the right vacuuming technique. To remove the most amount of hair and dander from your carpet, make sure to vacuum in all directions and never in a single direction and row.
Clean Urine & Pet Accidents
Your pets will have their accidents on your carpets and when they do, as the homeowner it is very important to clean the mess up quickly. The longer urine or feces sits on your carpet, the harder it is to clean. Not only will your carpet get stained, but they will also develop nasty odors. Urine can also damage the fiber of the carpet as well. When your pet urinates or poops on the carpet, you will want to remove it. For urine, use paper towels or a towel and press over the urine to soak it in to the towel or paper towel. For feces you will need to remove it. Everyone will come up with their own method of removing the feces. However it is important you do not push and spread the feces around when removing it. To clean the carpet after either pee or poop, you will want to use soapy water and white vinegar. Blot at the site until the stain is gone. You can also use a commercial product designed for cleaning up pets. Avoid using ammonia on pet stains. Even though it is a good stain cleaner, it will also encourage your pet to continue to use your carpet for their bathroom.
What Neutralizes Pet Odors?
When you carpet smells like urine, this is an indication that urine has soaked deep into the carpet. The bacteria that is in the urine is strengthening, which is what you are smelling. Odors can be weakened by sprinkling baking soda on your carpets, However, this will only temporally get rid of the odor. The odors will return because the bacteria is still in the carpet. To permanently get rid of the odor, you will need to remove the bacteria with a deep carpet cleaning.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
To get rid of stubborn stains and odors you need deep carpet cleaning. For those with pets it is recommended to seek out a professional carpet cleaning service. They have the solvents, tools and training to get rid of pet stains and odors. To help maintain clean carpet you should have your carpet professionally cleaned every six months. If you have pets and need help getting rid of pet stains and odors, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.