Having a pet is one of life’s many joys. Carpets are often a preferred surfacing choice for households, especially with pets. Unlike hard-surfaces, you won’t have to worry about your pets slipping on the floor as carpets provide a soft, cosy surface. Carpet choice also minimises the chances of floor markings and scuffing, which is commonplace with hardwood and laminate flooring and pets.
Our furry companions quickly become important members of our families, and we often go out of our way to ensure our homes are pet-proof and suitable for them. They also inevitably add another dimension of upkeep to our household routines.
Household cleaning with pets can often become more complicated with carpeted surfaces. Fur, dirt, odours and rodents are often part and parcel with pet ownership. These factors can be detrimental to carpet. Never fear, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can maintain a healthy, durable carpeted surface and live in harmony with your pets.
Vacuuming is an important part of household maintenance. Regular vacuuming is especially vital with pets in the home. Pets unavoidably shed hair which can accumulate and compromise your carpeted surface. If left unattended, pet hair can leave an unpleasant odour on your carpets as well as leaving your home vulnerable to rodents and bacteria that live in your pet’s hair.
The regularity of vacuuming will depend on the number of people and pets living in your home. For smaller households with only one pet, we recommend vacuuming once or twice a week. For larger families with more than one pet, it’s advisable that you vacuum a few times a week. Variables such as carpet colour or having a pet with long hair or an increased shedding capacity may impact on the regularity of your vacuuming routine.
Be On Top Of Stains
Accidents happen, especially with pets around. It’s integral to keep on top of stains and accidents that naturally occur when having a pet. Cleaning up a mess as soon as it happens will greatly decrease the chances of permanent staining and damage. Once ingrained in the surface, dirt, bacteria and germs can multiply and compromise the health of those living in your home. When cleaning up stains ensure that the cleaning agent you use is compatible with the fibres and colours of your carpet.
Make Use Of Fur Tools
As we’ve established, pet hair and fur can be a hindrance to your cleaning routine. Pet hair usually builds up in high-traffic areas like the lounge room, couches, bedrooms and kitchen. There are an array of fur/hair management tools on the market that can eliminate pet hair and fur from surfaces. Lint rollers and latex gloves collect pet hair quickly and will reduce the time you spend vacuuming. Use them over your carpeted surfaces for best results.
Get A Professional Carpet Clean
When it comes to maintaining a healthy carpet surface, regular professional cleans are essential. Not only do they cleanse and refresh the look of your carpet, but a professional clean will also remove any harmful bacteria that may be hiding beneath the surface.
Professional carpet cleaning is especially pertinent to pet owners as it will indefinitely remove any fleas, mites, hair and dirt that can become deeply embedded in your carpet. Melbourne Carpet & Tile Cleaning use a specialised steam cleaning approach that will enhance the look and feel of your carpet and keep them robust
To all pet owners, we recommend treating your carpet annually with a carpet protection treatment to treat any stains and discolouration that may arise from your furry friends. This treatment will also simplify your cleaning routine and give you more time to do the things that matter.