Home Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Home Cleaning Tips for Pet OwnersHaving pets increases the amount of elbow grease and housework you have to do. It’s a simple fact that most pet lovers gladly accept.

But it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.

Having pets can damage your home and reek havoc (pun intended) on its smell. Having an icky smelling home can be embarrassing if Fido and Fluffy like to relieve themselves on the living room carpet.

To prevent fabric and carpet damage, and help yummify the smell of your home, below are some of our favorite pet cleaning tips.

To eliminate the source of pet odors in your carpet, wash the area with a disinfectant cleaning solution; rinse; and dry. Despite advertising claims to the contrary, aerosol fresheners don’t eliminate odors; they simply mask the unpleasant odor with a better one.

An odor disposer multi-action enzyme formula like Nature’s Miracle or Bissell carpet cleaning products will completely eliminate all odors and stains caused by pet accidents on water-safe surfaces.

If all else fails, consult with a professional carpet cleaner.

What’s the Most Effective Way to
Remove Pet Stains?
Removing pet stains is a necessity for anyone with a beloved animal in their home. They bring us company and joy, but they can also bring us special presents. Cleaning up after your pet doesn’t have to be a chore that drives you apart! Molly Maid’s residential cleaning experts have some handy tips for removing pet stains and keeping a clean home:

• To remove pet stains, try prevention. A soil retardant applied before the accident can be a big help.

• To remove a tough stain, put undiluted soda water directly on the stain and then blot the area with a dry white towel. Repeat until the majority of moisture is absorbed. Then, place a fresh white towel on the area and place a heavy object over the towel to soak up the remaining moisture.

• Eliminate the odor by eliminating the source. Aerosol fresheners don’t eliminate odors—
they simply mask it. Remove the source of the odor by washing the area with a disinfectant cleaning solution, rinsing, and drying.

• If you can’t remove the stain and odor with these methods, contact a professional. Your local Molly Maid will be happy to consult with you on how best to remove the offender.

Other Residential Pet Cleaning Tips
Pets leave all sorts of hair and debris around the house. Cleaning up after them is easy if you stay on top of the situation. Use a vacuum, with a furniture attachment, to make regular sweeps over the home and pick up hair.

If you are in a hurry, you can also use a rubber glove or a dampened cloth to pick up pet hair. The hair will cling to either of these.

Contact Molly Maid
For cleaning services you can trust, request a free estimate or call Molly Maid – Ft. Myers at 239-418-0052.

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