Keeping Your Home Spotless with Pets

As much as we love the furrier members of our family, it’s no secret that they might be a tiny bit more prone to accidents than the rest of us. Whether it’s trails of cute little mud paw prints, spillages, or, of course, some less desirable messes around the house, our fluffy loved ones can leave a lot to clean up. Here is your guide on how to keep everything spick and span while keeping a loving for your pets.

 

Stains in Fabrics

Don’t stress. “Removing pet stains” is one of the most Googled questions. It’s a little tough, but certainly not undoable. Here’s exactly what you need to do for carpets, mattresses, washable and non-washable fabrics, and hardwood surfaces.

  • For carpets, sponge the area with cold water. Apply carpet cleaning detergent and rub gently until it’s nice and foamy. Rinse it with cold water and dab until almost dry.  Add some drops of disinfectant to eradicate any lingering smells.
  • For mattresses, lather the affected spot with upholstery shampoo with a wet sponge. Wipe it down with some cold water, if needed, add some disinfectant to be extra safe.
  • For non-washable fabrics, make a vinegar solution (15ml vinegar to 500ml water).  If it’s a dry stain it’s best to clean that professionally.
  • For washable fabrics, first, rinse the stained area with cold water. Once that is done, make a solution of biological detergent and soak it overnight. Simply Machine-wash as normal.
  • For hardwood surfaces, dab some white vinegar to the affected area.  The reputable pet owners’ website, My Pet Needs That recommends combining a fragrant oil such as lavender with the white vinegar solution to get rid of unwanted odors.
 
When it comes to cats, sometimes you really just need to go the extra mile. These stubborn smells are largely due to the uric acid crystals that you find in cat urine are insoluble and bond tightly with any surface they touch. Since they are rather resistant to regular household detergents. This is where you need an enzyme-based cleaner that is designed specifically for pet urine. These detergents usually come with a special ultraviolet light torch that shows precisely where your animal has sprayed.
Next time you find some unwanted mess, don’t panic. There are so many safe and non-drastic ways to keep your house clean and pet-friendly. You really can have it all.