Carpets and pets don’t mix very well, but you’ll have to learn how to reconcile these differences if you want to keep Spot in the house. Let’s explore some carpet cleaning tips for pet owners.
Reconsidering What You’ve Heard
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation online when it comes to carpet cleaning tips. Most people assume that the best strategy is dabbing the spill or mess with a paper towel, washcloth, or towel. While this strategy does absorb some of the liquid, it’s pushing most of it deeper into the carpet and all the way down to the pads below.
To keep yourself from having to tear up your carpet and work on the pads beneath, it’s best to avoid these strategies and focus on extracting the fluid from the carpet instead of pushing it down. Wet/dry vacs, floor cleaners, and handheld extractors are just a few effective tools for this job.
How to Remove Pet Liquid from Carpet:
Start by using an extracting tool to remove all the fluid from the carpet or rug. Don’t forget that the liquid may be covering a wider area than what’s revealed by the surface spot. You should extract from a wider area.
Afterward, use bio-enzymatic cleaners to treat the carpet. Avoid carpet cleaners since these solutions will “lock” the stains into your carpet.
Turn to stain removers if any spots remain.
How to remove Solid Pet Messes from Carpet
Follow the same steps for removing liquid messes from carpet, but you should consider using putty knives to prevent the solid mess from going deeper into the rug or carpet.
How to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet:
Construct a massive lint roller out of masking tape, a retired paint roller, and the handle of a broom. Next, imagine you’re painting your floor by rolling the contraption all around the surface of your carpet. You’ll see the make-shift lint roller pick up more and more hair with each pass along the ground. While you should still use a vacuum later, you probably won’t have to empty the bag so often.
A carpet rake is another device you can use to remove pet hair from your carpet. Be sure to find one with bristles made of rubber. Simply run the tool over your carpet or rug and continue raking until you have enough hair to make another pet. There are also vacuums designed specifically for people with pets if you want to consider that.
Are You Dealing With Pet Messes?
If you have pets, it?s recommended that you get your carpets and area rugs professionally cleaned twice a year. Also, and people love to cuddle up together on the couch, but the furniture upholstery can get really dirty, really fast.
Call CitruSolution for all your carpet cleaning needs at 828-490-9275 and at https://beta.citrusolutionasheville.com/. Don’t forget, we also clean hardwood floors, rugs, and upholstery.
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