From peeing in the house to tracking mud in from the yard, pet messes and smells expose your household to a variety of bacteria, viruses, and other nasties that can cause strange smells, stains, and even illness.
On top of the basics, like washing your hands after cleaning up your dog’s waste or cleaning the litter box, here are a few steps you can take to make sure your pets and their messes don’t dirty up your household.
Pets can wreak havoc on appliances like your vacuum cleaner, washing machine, and dryer. To keep your appliances in ship shape and your home free of pet hair:
Whether it’s from running inside after playing in a muddy yard, tracking litter out of the box, or having an accident on the area rug, your four-legged friends can really take a toll on your flooring. Even surfaces like wood and tile can hold odors from urine (or other gifts). Here are a few tips to help you keep your pets’ odors and messes at bay:
Pro tip: Regular cleaning and maintenance goes a long way in keeping your home feeling (and smelling) fresh and clean, but pet dander, dust, and other debris can build up in tile grout, carpet, and upholstery over time. Eliminate buildup and revive your flooring and fabric surfaces by hiring a professional carpet and floor cleaning service (like Elite Clean) about once a year. For more on keeping your flooring in its best shape and keeping your home healthy and clean, see:
Even if your pets aren’t allowed to lounge around on the furniture, fabrics can attract, collect, and hold onto pet odors over time. Keep your couches and chairs fresh and clean with these cleaning tips:
We get it, you love spoiling your fur-babies, but their chew toys, beds, and even their collars could be spreading stains and unwanted odors. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dote on your pets, just keep a few things in mind:
Yes, start at the source! Keep your pets squeaky clean in between regular baths with regular brushing and grooming. This will keep your pets happy and healthy, cut down on shedding, and minimize odor.
We get it, you love your pets, just not their messes and smells. Use these tips to keep your home smelling, looking, and feeling clean and healthy in between more thorough professional cleanings. For more about the perks of professional carpet and floor cleaning, connect with Elite Clean.
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