It’s certainly true that owning a pet requires some extra work in terms of cleaning, but this is far outweighed by all of the awesomeness that comes with having a four-legged (or two-winged) friend in your life. Just stick with these tips provided by A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning, a leading professional carpet cleaning company serving Littleton, and your carpet will always look sharp.
Keep Those Paws Dry
No doubt the number one way that pets can dirty a carpet is by tracking in mud and dirt from outside. That’s why our nearby carpet cleaners recommend keeping a towel or two near the front door and the door to your backyard. You’ll probably get some resistance at first, but before long your pet will consider it no big deal. Plus, it’s definitely worth the effort when you consider that dirty paw prints on your carpet can easily lead to difficult stains that embed themselves deep within the fibers.
Consider Tile For Your Entryway
It might seem borderline sacrilegious for a carpet cleaning company to recommend tile, but sometimes you need to go outside your comfort zone in the interest of helping your customers. Plus, we’re only talking about a small area of your home’s floor, next to a doorway and/or your pet’s entryway. And the upside is huge, considering how much easier it is to wipe away dirt from a tile floor than it is from a carpet. Moreover, in instances where your pet is especially dirty, or soaked by a sudden thunderstorm, it’s nice to have a designated area with plenty of room to clean your dog’s paws and dry its fur.
Another option is to invest in an area rug or a carpet runner and use it as you designated wipe-down area. This way, if the soil build-up is too much, you can simply toss the rug/runner in the washing machine.
Choose Pet-Safe Carpet Cleaner
Aside from tracking in dirt and debris, accidents do happen – and it’s important to have the right kind of cleaner on-hand to remedy unintended bathroom breaks or out-of-the-blue upset stomachs. First remove whatever solids are associated with the accident, along with any excess moisture, and then apply your pet-safe carpet cleaner to the area. Wait a few minutes, wipe the area clean, and your carpet should be back to 100% in no time. Our nearby carpet cleaners are happy to recommend a few effective products, some of which work specifically for different types and sizes of pets.
Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company
For starters, we recommend having your entire home’s carpets cleaned at least once a year or more, depending on the number of residents and pets. Even if you’re diligent about wiping your pet’s paws, promptly cleaning up accidents, and preventing pets from accessing certain rooms/furniture, a biannual professional cleaning is the best way to tie up any loose ends and ensure that any missed spots are addressed.
Count On Us For A Clean Carpet
Littleton and Denver homeowners trust A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning with all manner of carpet cleaning services, from pet damage and spot removal to upholstery cleaning. Contact us today for a free quote and to learn about our current service specials. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”