Having a house pet can not only bring joy and life to an entire household but can also give you a furry best friend. They are fabulous to have around, however, they can take a toll on the cleanliness of your home, especially your carpet. From scratching, shedding and all around muddy paws, cats, dogs and any other fuzzy creatures you may have around can significantly damage any carpet or rug. Area rugs are beautiful and can give any home a fresh look, but they can cost a pretty penny. And as much as you love your furry friend, he/she can quickly start ruining your investment unless you take the proper preventive steps. If you follow these tips and put in a little extra effort, you can be sure to keep your various types of carpet clean and healthy!
Keep a towel near your door so you can clean off your pet’s paws before they re-enter your home. Wiping off paws, especially when it’s wet, dewy, or muddy outside, will help prevent stains or dirt from embedding in the carpet. If you can train your furry friend that they can’t come back inside without wiping off their paws, you will save yourself a lot of time and effort. When your pet, or anyone for that matter, tracks dirt, dust, or grime into your home, it can penetrate deep into your carpet causing it to break down, fray, and damage permanently. It is important to prevent that from happening as much as you can.
If your dog or cat has an accident, the biggest thing to remember is to act fast! Quickly remove debris and excess moisture from the area (in a dabbing motion, never rubbing or scrubbing as this can push the stain deeper and damage it altogether) and follow with a professional-approved chemical carpet cleaner if, and only if, water alone doesn’t do the trick.
One of the biggest and best things you can do for your carpet is to vacuum daily. This will remove the pet hair, dirt, dust, grime, and any other remnants laying around. The longer anything sits, the longer it has to fall deeper into the fibers, tearing them apart, permanently damaging them, and making it significantly harder to remove. Giving your floors a quick run-through with the vacuum will ensure these different types of debris aren’t sitting and soaking into your carpet.
You should also regularly call in a professionally trained carpet cleaning company, such as Champion Cleaning Systems, to come in and give your carpet a nice deep cleaning. They have the proper tools and equipment to not only go deep into the carpet to remove the leftover debris, but can also remove stains and odor leftover from accidents, and on top of all that give your carpet a fresh coating to keep them looking beautiful. This step is vital to preserving the beauty and expanding the life of your carpet to keep it looking great for a long time.