Owning a pet, whether it’s a dog or a cat, might provide relief after a particularly stressful day at work. Sometimes, however, the stains they leave can also cause stress, especially when you find these stains on your carpet or upholstery. Not only do you have to deal with pet stains, but you’ll also have to mind the accumulation of pet hair and the presence of odours.
Pets, very much like their human owners, enjoy the soft feeling of carpets. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and it’s necessary to have the stains cleaned up as soon as possible. The following are tips from professional carpet cleaning services on the best ways to address pet stains before they become permanent and ruin your carpets and rugs:
Urine and Liquid Stains
Even though your pet has been trained, it’s sometimes unavoidable for them to pee on your carpet by accident. To prevent a urine stain from becoming permanent, you can stand on the area with an old towel laid over the urine to remove most of the moisture. You’ll also need to clean the stain using a mixture of liquid dishwashing detergent and a cup of warm water.
Other stains like faeces and the like can be a bigger problem, especially when you leave them for a long time. Stains like these should be addressed immediately, otherwise these could turn into permanent stains over time. For stains from solid items, it is best to clean them up by using a putty knife, sinking its edge at the mess, and then pushing it forward to scrape the waste up and into the dustpan.
Pet Hair and Odours
Among the things that could accumulate on your carpet is pet hair, which can be troublesome if your pet tends to shed a lot of hair. One thing to remember before vacuuming your carpet is to use an old paint roller like a big lint roller by wrapping masking tape around it and attaching it to an old broom.
For homeowners or business owners in Ruislip or other areas in the Hillingdon Borough, it’s important to keep in mind that these tips are not always enough to get all the stains and odours caused by your pet’s messes out. Professional cleaning firms, such as Safeclean Hillingdon by Guardsman, offer quality cleaning services that can remove even the most stubborn stains and odours in carpets and upholstery.
Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners, SFGate
Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners, The Family Handyman