No need to rip out your carpet just because you have a pet. Yes, they can make some horrible messes. But you can have Clean Carpets and Healthy Pets with these simple Cleaning Tips in Birmingham, AL. Try these natural, organic cleaning products to keep your carpet looking and smelling good. And, if you need help, call the professionals at Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners at (205) 739-1880.
Here are some expert tips on how to safely handle animal-related messes and stains.
Act fast when your pets makes a mess. One of the tricks to keeping your carpet clean is to quickly clean up the mess before it soaks in and dries. If you have a pet who’s marking a certain area, “the longer it takes for the area to be cleaned completely, the harder it will be to break the unwanted behavior.” Wipe up or scoop up as much of the urine or feces as soon as possible. After you have blotted up as much as you can, apply one of these safe cleaning products:
- Baking soda. You probably didn’t know this, but most of the products sold to stop pee smells are actually baking soda with an added scent. And baking soda is much cheaper than pet cleaning products. So, you can save money by just sprinkling baking soda over the area, letting it sit for an hour and then vacuuming the area. And, another benefit to baking soda is that pets don’t like it, so it may keep them away from that area in the future.
- Third-Party certified green products. Look for a trusted third-party certification on the product label. Some examples include GREENGUARD (the product is certified to be low-emitting), ECOLOGO® (the product is certified to have met a range of stringent environmental and health criteria), or the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Design for the Environment Logo on the product label. Each of these labels mean that the product has been extensively screened and tested. If the label is there, “You can be confident that each ingredient has been screened for potential adverse human or environmental health effects and that the product contains ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class,” says EPA press officer Jennifer Colaizzi.
- Enzymatic products. If you are dealing with an area where a pet peed, pooped or vomited, products that contain enzymes will help to digest the organic matter, which can then be wiped away. You can find these at pet supply stores, and Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners also uses these type of products to help get rid of pet problems.
- Water-only options. There’s nothing like plain old water to rinse the stain away. So, if you have a shop vac or carpet cleaning machine, you can rinse the stain with water and then suction it up. Water doesn’t leave any residue, so you can’t go wrong with plain old water.
If you still need help with pet stains or odors, contact Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners. We have professional strength cleansers that will remove stains and odors and make your whole carpet clean and fresh. You can have Clean Carpet and Healthy Pets if you try these Cleaning Tips in Birmingham, AL. And remember, to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. Call Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners at (205) 739-1880 to schedule an appointment.