Owning pets can be an amazing experience. They can bring warmth and personality into your heart and home, and can quickly become your new best friend. However, that friendliness does not always transfer over to your carpet. Even the best behaved pets can track in dirt, mud, and more after being outside. Additionally, there are some messes that cannot be planned for, like if your pet is feeling sick. All these factors can make things difficult to keep a carpet clean when you have pets in the house. To ensure the longevity of your carpet, and the health of all members of the household (humans and animals alike) it is important to know how often to have your carpets cleaned.
How often should you get your carpets shampooed?
With pets in the house, a good rule of thumb to follow is to deep clean your carpets once a month. With animals and humans both living under the same roof, twice as much dirt, debris, dander, and dead skin cells are likely to accumulate within the carpet fibers. It is also easy for germs and bacteria to fester among these conditions, causing bad odors and the potential for illness to spread, not to mention poor air quality if the carpets are left uncleaned for long enough. No one wants their home to smell like it has a pet living in it (especially when having company over!). To ensure odor protection and to minimize the amount of bacteria that may be within the carpet, it is good practice to have your carpets shampooed and deep cleaned at least once a month.
Additional practices can be taken throughout the month to further increase the longevity and cleanliness of your carpets, such as regular vacuuming. Yes, vacuuming is not the most exciting thing in the world to do, but it can provide tremendous benefits in reducing the problems associated with dirty carpets. The less particles and grime there is in the carpet at the end of the month, the easier it is to perform a deep clean. Pet-friendly carpet cleaning sprays are also useful in reducing odors that may begin to sink in to the carpet during the week.
Tips for making carpet cleaning easier!
A convenient life-hack for having a pet is to use rugs! Rugs around the house, especially in areas the where the pets tend to be the most, are a convenient way to keep carpets clean. They can easily be removed in the case of a spill or an accident, and can be cleaned outside if needed. This is a simple yet effective way to keep dirt and grime from entering your carpets. It is also a great way to pop and decoration to your floors! Rugs are a good idea for high traffic areas of your home. Some of the most popular and effective spots to place rugs are in doorways leading to the outdoors, seeing as this is where most dirt will land when coming in and out of the house.
Another way to prevent dirty carpets is by teaching your pets to wipe their paws before coming inside! This may seem a bit strange, but is actually quite feasible if you put the time in to train your pets. This typically tends to be easier done with dogs than with cats, but can be incredibly useful in keeping paw prints off the carpet, especially on rainy days.
By following the simple steps above, your carpets should stay cleaner longer, and without any harmful or off-putting odors. Just by using rugs in high-use areas, vacuuming at least once a week, using pet-safe carpet cleaning sprays, and deep cleaning once a month, your carpets should stay smelling fresh and looking brand new for years to come. For any deep carpet cleaning, we always recommend using professionals to get the job done right. Here at Clean Earth, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in carpet cleaning and care, and take all the necessary steps to ensure that your carpet will be clean and healthy for every member of your home. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 888-471-6653 or visit our website at https://cleanearthrestorations.com/.