Have Pets? Here's a Few Tips on Rug Cleaning - The Catwalk Rugs Journal
Rug Cleaning after Pets
Rugs are a great and easy to use choice for most homes out there, allowing you a nice blend of flexibility and colorful decoration solutions. They can however be delicate and may require extensive carpet cleaning as time goes by. There are some tasks you will need to complete if you want to make the carpets feel and look good over a long period of time. There are quite a few things you can do to make this work, but your efforts may be seriously hampered if you have a pet around your home that is prone to “accidents”.
These tips will give you some pointers on how you can avoid the issue:
- Cleaning rugs will often be a more important tasks compared to other house cleaning chores you need done, especially if you have a pet that sheds often enough that they would become embedded with hair. You would do well to take advantage of rotating beater brush vacuum cleaners for any wool rugs you may have around your home. The other types of rugs will be fairly easily cleaned if you have a nice and HEPA-certified vacuum cleaner that would allow you to handle carpet cleaning with less washing involved. Synthetic rugs are sturdy enough to take a beating, so they may actually be the easiest ones to handle during house cleaning.
- You also need to be careful while vacuuming, especially if your items have any fringes and tassels as they may end up being sucked in or damaged if you’re working with a beater brush. The more delicate your rugs are the greater care you will need to take while taking care of their cleaning. If you have any delicate rugs that need help, then you will need to be extra careful or you can hire a professional cleaning company to work on what needs to be done.
- You can work on shampooing your carpet and using sprays that help make your rugs look fresh and nice for extended periods of time. These are usually made with specific types of carpeting and rugs in mind, so you would have to be careful to avoid using strong chemicals on sensitive surfaces. Certain cleaners may leave some residue behind if you’re not careful and the harsher chemicals may actually damage the fibers so make sure you avoid that at all costs.
- You should also deal with potential spills as you see them happen, as leaving those for extended periods of time will make carpet cleaning a nightmare. You should make sure you focus on dealing with the situation as soon as possible. You should blot out the spots as soon as they happen so you can absorb as much of the liquids as possible before they can sink in and dry off in the fibers of the rug. This is especially important with pet urine so you will have a chance to deal with it quickly and efficiently. Never rub the spot in circles as you will only make things worse.
If your pet is prone to marking territory or accidents, then you will have to have a mix of water and vinegar in a 3:1 ratio ready for such situations. That way you can blot out the odor of the spot quickly and then you can follow that up with sprinkling baking soda on it when it dries off. With this combination you will have a quick and easy way to address the issue without it becoming far too difficult to handle in the long run and during home cleaning.