Carpet Preservation Tips for Dog Owners
The cliché “dog is a man’s best friend” is a cliché for a reason. Dogs are great companions and many families who have dogs will tell you that their furry friends are not just friends but family members. Dogs do bring love and loyalty but they also bring shedding and unintentional messes and maybe even the occasional accident. These things can be bad news to your carpet. If you are a dog owner there are ways that your carpet and dog can live together under the same roof. Here’s how:
Control Shedding as Much as Possible
Removing dog hair from flooring and upholstered furniture can be time consuming. To cut down on the amount of hair in your carpet you need to go to the source of the hair. It is a good idea to keep on top of routine grooming of your furry family members. Brush your dog a few times a week including the undercoat and be sure to take them to the groomer on a regular basis or give them frequent baths. This will help keep shedding to a minimum.
Dogs with a Lot of Shedding
If you have a dog that is a breed prone to high shedding it is a good idea to invest in a carpet rake. Other tools that help remove large amounts of hair from your carpeting are good old fashion rubber gloves and even a latex balloon. For information useful tools for pet hair remover check out our article here.
Keep Outdoor Elements Outside
You appreciate when the humans in your home wipe their feet before coming inside so why not expect Fido to do the same? We aren’t saying you need to teach your dog a new trick of wiping his paws on the welcome mat though that would be convenient. Leave a basket next to the door to keep a grubby towel for wiping doggie paws before they come inside. Be sure to stick that towel in the wash at least once weekly.
Regular Deep Cleaning
It is a great idea to keep up with routine deep carpet cleanings. A deep cleaning will help remove orders and deep down pet dander along with any other dirt that is hanging on to yourcarpet. It is recommended that you have your carpet professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months especially if you have pets in your home.