Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Pets are a joy, aren’t they? As much as you love them, we know you love your carpets too. Whether you own a dog, cat, rabbit, or guinea pig, pet accidents can have an unpleasant effect on the look of your carpet and the smell of your home. Because of this, we always recommend periodic carpet cleaning services in Land O Lakes to keep your carpet looking great and odor free. We have a few carpet cleaning tips for keeping up your carpet between your professional cleanings.

Why Pets Have Accidents

Pets have accidents for a variety of reasons. For one, they may have an accident due to some anxiety caused by loud noises. Pets may also smell where they’ve gone potty before which leads them to think they should go in that area again. Additionally, improper potty training could lead to accidents. Not only does potty training discourage destructive behavioral habits, potty training is essential to keeping your carpets odor and stain free. Consider the following when training pets.

  • Keep pets on an eating and pottying schedule
  • Keep them in confined areas when you aren’t home
  • Don’t allow food and water a few hours before bedtime
  • Keep litter boxes in a private area away from food and water

Keep Supplies on Hand for Accidents

Every accident won’t require the help of a professional carpet cleaning. We recommend you keep the following types of supplies on hand to help with stain removal and odor reduction.

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Club soda
  • Enzymatic cleaners
  • Pet-friendly carpet protectors

More Ways to Limit Carpet Damage

Besides training your pets to potty outside or in a litter box, other ways to reduce stains and odors include installing tile at your door entrance, drying pet paws upon entering the house, and using area rugs and runners to further protect the carpet. Call our Land O Lakes carpet cleaning services experts to clean your carpets so you won’t have to replace it sooner than you’d like. It is possible to have pets and keep a clean house. Using our tips above, your carpet woes will become more manageable.

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