If you’re a loving pet parent and you have carpeting or rugs anywhere in your home, you probably already know just how much of a hassle it can be to keep your flooring clean. Unfortunately, the same is true for fabric furniture, and keeping your beloved furry friend outside and off the couch simply isn’t an option for most pet owners. Fortunately, you can minimize the pet hair, stains, and dirt build-up in your carpets and rugs with these practical tips.
Deep Clean Twice Yearly
Regardless of the type of carpets or rugs you have in your home, you should invest in a carpet cleaning service at least twice each year. This type of service will deep clean your carpets and rugs and ensure they are restored to their original condition. Deep cleaning will remove all the dust and dirt build-up that your vacuum can’t reach, and any stubborn stains will also be removed.
Vacuum Every Second Day
Vacuuming is quite boring for most of us, although it is the best way to get the surface dirt, dust, and pet hair off your carpets and rugs. Leaving the build-up for too long is not recommended as it will set in and lead to stains and dark marks. So it’s best to vacuum every second day. What’s more, be sure to purchase a vacuum cleaner that is strong enough to suck up pet hair, as some lightweight and handheld vacuum cleaners simply aren’t strong enough to remove pet hair.
Use Organic Stain Removers
Even the most well-behaved pup can have an accident in the house, leaving an unpleasant urine stain on your carpet as a result. However, you can clean urine stains and remove the smell without damaging your carpet with organic products. You can even use products you have in your home. Sprinkling bicarbonate of soda on the area and leaving it for half an hour before vacuuming is the best way to remove the odor. When it comes to removing the stain, it’s best to mix two cups of water with one tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, and half a cup of vinegar. Use a soft cloth to lather the area with your DIY stain remover. There are other DIY stain remover formulas to consider.
Bath And Brush Your Pet Often
One of the best ways to prevent your pet from shedding too much is to keep them clean with regular baths and brushing. The effort will remove most of their hair-fall, saving your carpets and furniture from the bulk of it. In addition to this, you should also feed your pet a vet-recommended brand of pet food as inferior quality pet foods that are usually cheaper can affect the condition of the coat of your pet. Malnutrition can also lead to all sorts of unfortunate health conditions later down the line, so it will be worth your while to spend a bit extra on pet food and maintain regular baths and brushing habits.