The best way to maintain a clean home, especially when pets are involved, is to start with prevention. While it’s impossible to stop some pets from shedding, there are a few tricks you can use to keep those hairs from floating freely across your home.
- Prevention: Consistent grooming. Brushing your cat or dog regularly will help to minimize shedding, which makes your job substantially easier.
- Vacuums and lint brushes: Vacuuming regularly makes a huge difference in containing the spread of pet hair and pet odor.
- Getting rid of the tough spots: Speed is your best bet when it comes to cleaning up after an accident, and you can start by blotting the area with a dry towel. Keep changing the towels and continue soaking up the stain until the area is dry. Try covering the area in baking soda, and let that sit for a few minutes. The baking soda will soak up any leftover moisture, and will also help neutralize the smell. Let that sit for as long as possible, and vacuum it up once you’re done. The stain should be gone, and your carpet or rug will be back to normal.
When in doubt call the professionals. Markatos Services Inc. is a pet friendly cleaning service located in Wilmington, Delaware. As a professional cleaning company they are licensed, bonded and insured. Call for a free home cleaning estimate (302) 792-0606 or visit us on the web at www.markatosservices.com