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06/07/2016

Carpet and Upholstery Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Owning a pet is known to have many health and wellbeing benefits. Among the benefits are reduced blood pressure and a tendency to lead a more active life. However, if you're a pet owner you also know that there may be some drawbacks. Pet hair in your home, damage to your upholstery, and pet odors are among some of these drawbacks. The good news is that there are many simple and effective ways to deal with these issues so you can return to enjoying your pet's company. Tacoma Cleanpro has some suggestions to help you reduce the damage left behind by pets in your home

Dealing With Pet Hair and Dander

Pet hair and dander in your home are inevitable when you welcome a furry friend into your family. While there are some pets who don't shed much, pet dander (microscopic dead skin flakes) and hair will still make their way into your carpet and upholstery. Those who suffer from breathing issues or asthma will have a hard time dealing with this type of residue. To reduce the amount of pet hair and dander in your home, groom your pets regularly. For the best results, brush and wash your pet outdoors in order to reduce the occurrence of residue indoors. Vacuuming multiple times a week will also be necessary, but remember that it won't be enough to remove all of the allergens your pet will leave behind. For the best carpet and upholstery cleaning, trust a carpet cleaning service to get the job done for you. To remove hair from your upholstery, gently slide a clean dryer sheet over your furniture or use a damp rubber glove to collect the hair. Another great option is to provide extra protection in areas your pet enjoys. For example, if your pet is fond of a certain cushion on a couch, place a blanket on top of the cushion in order to reduce the amount of hair that accumulates there. You can easily toss the blanket into the wash when necessary and avoid the trouble of having to wash your cushion. Pet beds that are easily vacuumed or tossed into the washer are also great for concentrating pet hair in one area. You can also close off certain rooms in your home to limit their exposure to pet hair and dander.

Remove Pet Stains and Odors

Pet stains in your carpet can be quite common if you have a puppy or an elderly pet in your home. The best way to prevent lasting damage caused by accidents is by being attentive and treating pet stains as soon as they happen. If you catch your pet in the act, quickly grab a clean washcloth and start blotting up as much of the moisture as possible. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dish soap and 1 cup of water and blot it onto the affected area with a clean washcloth. Next, blot the stain with a dry washcloth to soak up the cleaning solution along with the stain. Continue to process until you're satisfied. To finish off, blot the area with cold water and then a dry washcloth. To get the best protection for your carpet and upholstery, contact Tacoma Cleanpro in Tacoma. Give us a call at (253) 229- 7499 to find out more about our natural carpet cleaning process.

How to Choose the Right Fabrics

A great way to reduce the visibility of damage and stains to your upholstery is to invest in the right furniture and fabrics. If you're buying new furniture for your home, remember that patterned upholstery or fabrics in colors similar to that of your pet's hair will be best when it comes to hiding hair and damage. Avoid buying chenille, wool, tweed, and silk items as these will make damage and stains more visible. Velvet upholstery can be effective for cat owners because the lack of looping in the fabric will prevent damage caused by clawing. To reduce the occurrence of clawing on your furniture, provide your cat with a scratching post nearby. Clipping your pets claws will also help reduce damage not only to upholstery, but also to carpeting. To protect the upholstery in your home, you can invest in furniture covers or simply provide your pet with alternative sitting spaces nearby, such as a cushion, bed, or blanket they like.

The Best Carpet Cleaning Service Near Me in Tacoma

For the best carpet protection and cleaning, trust a professional carpet cleaning service. If you have pets in your home, it is even more important that you have your carpets taken care of professionally at least twice a year. For the best natural carpet cleaning in Tacoma, contact Tacoma Cleanpro. Call us at (253) 229- 7499 and ask about all of our services.

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