Having a house pet can not only bring joy and life to an entire household but can also give you a furry best friend. They are fabulous to have around, however, they can take a toll on the cleanliness of your home, especially your rugs and your carpet. From scratching, shedding and all around muddy paws, cats, dogs and any other fuzzy creatures you may have around can significantly damage any carpet. Area rugs look beautiful and can give any home a fresh look, but they can cost a pretty penny. And as much as you love your furry friend, he/she can quickly start ruining your investment unless you take the proper preventive steps. If you follow these tips and put in a little extra effort, you can be sure to keep your rugs clean and healthy!
Dry paws when animals come inside
Keep a towel near your door so you can clean off your pet’s paws before they re-enter your home. Wiping off paws, especially when it’s wet, dewy, or muddy outside, will help prevent stains or dirt from embedding in the carpet of your rug. If you can train your furry friend that they can’t come back inside without wiping off their paws, you will save yourself a lot of time and effort. When your pet, or anyone for that matter, tracks dirt, dust, or grime into your home, it can penetrate deep into the carpet causing it to break down, fray, and damage permanently. It is important to prevent that from happening as much as you can.
Accidents Happen, Act Fast!
If your dog or cat has an accident, the biggest thing to remember is to act fast! Quickly remove debris and excess moisture from the area (in a dabbing motion, never rubbing or scrubbing as this can push the stain deeper and damage it altogether) and follow with a professional-approved chemical carpet cleaner if, and only if, water alone doesn’t do the trick.
Vacuum, Vacuum, VACUUM
One of the biggest and best things you can do for your rug is to vacuum daily. This will remove the pet hair, dirt, dust, grime, and any other remnants laying around in the carpet of your rug. The longer anything sits, the longer it has to fall deeper into the fibers, tearing them apart, permanently damaging them, and making it significantly harder to remove. Giving your rug a quick run-through with the vacuum will ensure these different types of debris aren’t sitting and soaking into your carpet.
Call in a Professional
You should also regularly call in a professionally trained rug cleaning company, such as Commercial Cleaning, to come in and give your rugs a nice deep cleaning. They have the proper tools and equipment to not only go deep into the carpet to remove the leftover debris, but can also remove stains and odor leftover from accidents, and on top of all that give your rug a fresh coating to keep them looking beautiful. This step is vital to preserving the beauty and expanding the life of your rug to keep them looking great for a long time!