How to Clean Up After Your Pets

Many of us love pets. They are cute, cuddly and good company, especially for those who live alone. But the problem is when we realize the special care needed when you own them. Some pets shed hair, which can get all over your furniture and floor. Some owners might not have trained their pet yet and have urine or poop odor in their home. All of these are problems you face when owning a pet. When it comes to maintaining your home, special care is needed to keep your house smelling and looking clean. Cats and dogs are the pets that usually live inside the home and are the ones that create the most mess. However, don’t worry, you won’t have to get rid of your pets, all you need to do is have the right tools and a few techniques up your sleeve.

Tools needed:

  • Sponges
  • Paper Towels
  • White Vinegar
  • Lint Brush
  • Tape (heavy duty)
  • Pet Rake
  • Aroma Pill

Most of the items on the list you are able to find in pet supply stores.

Urine Stains and Odor Removal
If you have any urine stains on your carpet and upholstery the best way to remove it is by using baking soda. Begin with damping some paper towels or cloth with water and use it to wipe the urine off. Mix a solution of one teaspoon of white vinegar and one quart of water and saturate the area with the solution. Then add a teaspoon of vinegar and use the damp paper towel to blot the area. Make sure you blot and you do not rub your carpet because you can transfer the dye to your carpet and damage it.

Once you have removed the urine stain and odor make sure you keep placing clean paper towels on the area until it is dry. If the stain is still somewhat visible you can accelerate the process by standing on the paper towels; it works by absorbing the stain at a quicker pace. Or you also can place a heavy object on the paper towels instead of standing on it. Either way it works the same way and you can see faster results.

If after all the process you still smell odor, try sprinkling on the spot more baking soda. Try leaving the baking soda on the spot overnight and the next day vacuum the carpet. By vacuuming it may suck the odor out and transfer to your vacuum so make sure to clean out the bag.

If you are dealing with really old urine stains, then I recommend you contact a commercial cleaning company that specializes in carpet cleaning.

Pet Hair Shedding Removal
If you own a pet that sheds hair you probably have it all over your house, even on your bed sheets and clothes. If this is the case you can use a pet rake or a vacuum. If you choose to use a vacuum make sure you get a beater brush which will help remove the pet hair easier and faster. The beater brush will help pick up more hair than without it and will take less time. However, a lint brush can also be of great help. It will help remove the pet hair from your clothes, carpets, and especially sofas. If you are dealing with a small area that needs to be clean it is best you use tape. You can put a piece of tape on your hand with the sticky part facing out and press on the area or material you want to clean. The tape method is more useful when you want to remove pet hair from your clothing or blankets. House Clean Pets Clean

In order to maintain a clean house, you must have your pets clean as well. You can minimize the amount of pet hair by giving your pets more baths and constantly brushing their hair. Another way is by vacuuming every other day, especially your bed and sofas. Use your lint brush and do a quick swipe with it every other day. If you want a clean home and still keep your pets, keep them clean too. It might sound like a lot of work but it really isn’t. There is nothing better than owning a pet and being able to maintain your home. And if you love your pet and a clean home it is all worth it!

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