If you live with dogs and cats, they may wreak havoc on your carpets from time to time. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to keep pet stains and odors from diminishing the appearance and integrity of your home flooring. From scheduling a carpet cleaning appointment to dealing with stains as soon as they happen, here’s a closer look at how you can pet-proof your flooring.
4 Ways to Prevent Pet Damage to Carpets
1. Trim Nails
When your pets’ nails grow too long, they may deteriorate your carpeting, causing the fibers to fray and unravel. Trim their nails approximately once a month to keep them at a healthy length that won’t put your flooring at risk. For extra protection, use mats and area rugs in high-traffic areas, such as your pet’s favorite place to stretch and dig their nails into the carpet.
2. Remove Stains
As soon as you notice a pet has had an accident on your carpeting, clean it immediately. Sop up moisture gently with a clean cloth or paper towels, then spray the area with a solution of white vinegar and water to neutralize the scent. Repeat these steps until the appearance and odor of the stain disappears.
3. Designate a Dog Entrance
Entryways are some of the highest-traffic areas of the home. If your dog typically goes outside through the back door to do their business, make this the designated paw-cleaning area. Place a heavy-duty entrance mat near the door and keep a shallow tub of water handy. This way, you can clean their paws as soon as they get inside on a rainy day.
4. Schedule Professional Carpet Cleaning
Approximately once or twice per year, hire a carpet cleaning company. They’ll use professional shampoos, vacuums, and other products to deep-clean pet stains and remove odors more thoroughly than store-bought equipment and chemicals can. This will increase the life span of your carpets while also improving your indoor air quality.
Keep your carpets in excellent condition with help from the team at PuroClean® of Northwest Fort Worth. They offer carpet cleaning, mold removal, and water damage restoration to clients throughout the Fort Worth, TX, area. Call (817) 953-5151 to schedule carpet cleaning and visit the website to learn more about reconstruction services.