Pets and Clean Carpets


This article was written for Pet Guardian Angels of America by Kari Oakley


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Tips for Keeping Your Carpet Clean in a Pet-Friendly Home

From muddy paws to constant shedding, dogs and cats can cause staining and other damage to the carpets in your home in many ways. While this is true, you have options. by using the best carpet cleaning methods and tips, which can be found here, you can ensure your pet-friendly home also has new, fresh looking and smelling carpet, that adds to the appeal of the space.

Dry Your Pets Paws When They Come Indoors

While it will be necessary to contact a service offering carpet cleaning near me at least a few times a year, there are steps you can take to minimize the effect your pets have on the carpet in your home. One of the things you can do is to keep a towel close to the door so you can easily clean your pet’s paws before they come back into the house. While most pets may not like you doing this, when you wipe their paws, you can prevent dirt and stains from becoming embedded in the fibers of your carpet. Eventually, your cat or dog will learn they are not allowed to come back into the home until you have wiped off their paws.

Use a Carpet Cleaner That Is Pet-Safe

This is one of the best solutions for spot treating pet-caused stains on your carpet. If your pet has an accident, be sure to remove anything solid and then absorb any moisture left behind. Once this is done, spray the area well using a pet-safe carpet cleaner. Let it sit on the spot for a few minutes and then wipe it clean.

Consider Installing Tile in Your Entryway

Installing tile near your doorway or your pet entryways can help to give you a barrier that is going to help prevent outdoor elements from making their way inside and onto your carpet. When you install tile in between the rooms, you will give your pets a location to shake off all the mud, grass, and dirt so they don’t result in stains on your carpet. A few paw prints on your tile flooring are easily cleaned up with very little effort.

Use Carpet Runners and Area Rugs

A runner or an area rug can be a great option for a pet-friendly home. This means that your carpet is going to be protected from any pet accidents that may occur. If an accident occurs, you can just put your smaller rugs in the washing machine and then put them back when they are clean.

Rent a Carpet Cleaner

If you want to prevent future staining, you need to work to eliminate all the existing stains. It’s a good idea to rent a carpet cleaner machine or, as mentioned above, hire a professional service for this. Regardless of if you rent a carpet shampooer, steam cleaner, or another type of equipment, you will find this is a great way to get rid of the stains that are already there.

Keeping Your Pet-Friendly Carpet Clean

If you have pets, there’s no question that you likely love them and consider them a member of the family. While this is true, there is no question that pets can cause messes, and they may unintentionally cause these messes on your home’s carpet. When this happens, you should be prepared. By using the tips and information here, you can feel confident that you will be ready for any accidental messes that occur and that you will know how to prevent them before they occur.

Keep in mind, if staining gets too bad, the best thing you can do is to call the pros. They can provide professional-grade solutions to ensure that your carpets remain clean and that pet messes don’t become permanent. Being informed and knowing what to consider is the best way to ensure that your home is protected from all these stains and messes that are likely to occur when pets are around.

Kari Oakley gained a love for fitness and animals as a young girl in Wisconsin. She spent each summer on some type of adventure, either a day at the lake with her family or just hiking with her friends. She took her love for fitness with her through college to get her degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). She has been working as a personal trainer/life coach in the Chicago area for the past 3 years. She has recently decided to share her passions with lower income schools in Chicago to help children develop a knowledge and love for fitness. When Kari started working with the kids in Chicago, she decided she wanted to share her knowledge and passion with as many people as possible. She has been freelance writing alongside ever since.