03 Sep When Paws and Floors Collide: The Struggle For Cleanliness With Pets
Although they’re said to be man’s best friend, dogs can be a carpet’s worst enemy. When cats and dogs are a part of your living situation it can definitely turn into a struggle to keep furniture and floors clean. Here is a quick heads up on some pet tracking facts that you might not have known:
- Dogs do have a tendency to become territorial and begin marking areas of the house as their own. Be sure to local recurring areas of ‘accidents’ in the house so they can be quickly cleaned and the dog may be disciplined to not go in the house. Their urine may leave a large stain and pungent odor, but with a deep professional carpet clean it can be restored.
- Cat urine is a lost cause. When a feline pet decides to urinate on an interior flooring space, whether it’s carpet or hardwood, the urine will seep through to the concrete slab or under-layer of wood if left long enough. Their marking is nearly acidic. It is important to maintain a clean litter box to promote proper in house expression before it is too late.
- Shedding is seasonal and varies by animal. As a rule of thumb, long haired cats and dogs will shed naturally. This causes a higher need to sweep and vacuum in your house, eventually requiring a deep carpet clean to remove hair that has hooked around the base of your carpet and spread throughout a room. However, be aware that even short hair pets will lose their coats as well. Sometimes it is brought on by stress or just by heat and the seasonal changes. What is important is to make notes of short haired shed present on furniture to know whether or not the small particles of pet coat are embedding deep in your carpet, which can be very difficult to clean.
- Pets that are allowed outside can track more than just dirt inside. Many animals may go outside to collect unwanted allergens which may discomfort you or another pet living inside your house. It is also common that smaller bugs and parasites are tracked into your house through mud or thorns caught in fur, ones which can cause sickness in other pets or small children. Commonly inspect your pet upon their return to indoors to better maintain not only a clean but healthy living environment.
Although we all love our pets it is no secret that picking up after them can be a hassle. Make sure you don’t hold it against your animals when accidents or messes happen, just make sure the cleanliness is restored and work with them to better prevent future incidents. Here at Steamers Carpet Care we are experts at deep carpet cleansing in houses that are familiar with effects of pets. Contact us now to set up an appointment for pet pollution resolution.