If you have a dog or cat, you already know that they can be a bit much to handle. They bring tons of love, but the messes they make become a part of life. This article will give some tips on How to handle Cat and Dog Spot, Stains and Odors at your home in Birmingham AL.
Dogs and cats have hairy coats that bring everything from the outside in, and homes with dogs have more bacteria and dander on carpet, upholstery, pillow coverings, and other locations. So, it is important to set some ground rules to keep your home clean.
1. Decide What Parts of the Home Your Pet will be Allowed to Use
The parts of the house your dog or cat uses will need additional cleanup. Decide where your pet is allowed and remain consistent about enforcing the rules. If your dog or cat is allowed on the couch or upholstered furniture, it is wise to choose a microfiber or leather couch that will be easier to clean. Try to teach your pet to sleep in its own bed if you can. If your pet sleeps on your bed, ensure you wash bedspreads, quilts or other bedding more often.
2. Bath or Groom Your Pet Often
Regular grooming helps keep pet hair off the carpet and furniture. Groom your pet outside to minimize airborne particles that can cause allergies. Bathe a dog every week or two and use grooming wipes, or baby wipes in between.
3. Designated Food Space
Consider feeding your pets in a utility area or outer room, preferably one with a sink for washing pet dishes and serving spoons. Clean pet food and water dishes with hot water and dishwashing soap and dry with a paper towel.
Avoid feeding your pets on carpeted areas, as it is more difficult to clean. Set food and water bowls inside a large plastic tray to help protect your floor from spills.
4. Clean Pet Bedding
Choose a bed for your dog or cat that is easy to clean and disinfect regularly. Otherwise, your pet’s bed can become a home to fleas and mites. Wash in hot water and detergent. Many dog and cat beds can be washed and dried in a regular washer or dryer. If not, place outside to thoroughly dry in the sun after washing.
5. Get Pet Fur off the Carpet, Curtains, and Furniture
Use the upholstery tool on your vacuum to suction pet hair off the sofa, upholstery and drapes. An easy way to get hair off blankets, chairs, and other areas where your pet sits, is to use a latex glove. First, wet the glove and then brush the area with your hand. After you have gathered the hair, rinse the glove, scoop the hair out of the sink, and throw it away.
Even if you have done everything you can to keep your home clean and free of pet stains and odors, you may still have some. Try the tips listed above for How to handle Cat and Dog Spot, Stains and Odors at your home in Birmingham AL. Then, if you still need help, the best alternative may be to give Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners a call at (205) 739-1880. A Heaven’s Best professional cleaning of upholstery, floors and carpets can thoroughly remove all pet hair, dander, and dirt, and keep your home looking and smelling fresh and clean. To request a quote, please fill out the form below, or call us at (205) 739-1880.