Pets and floors: Reduce the floor mess caused by your pets
13 February 2012 | Trends
Whether it is a cuddly puppy or a cute little kitten, pets are just so adorable. That’s the main reason why a lot of people are lured to having pets at home. However, when they start to create a mess on your floor, that’s when trouble in paradise begins.
Is there really no way to avoid all the mess that they make? We can’t change the fact that pets can really cause some serious muddles on your floor which include, stains, scratches and a whole lot more. All you can do is to gear yourself up with techniques and tricks on how to keep your floors spick and span, even if you have a pet.
It all begins with having the right type of floor that will not just work for you but for your pet too. Tiles and vinyl are the perfect choice because you do not have to worry about the scratches, puddles and stains. These can be easily wiped off and cleaned. However, it’s unusual to use these all over the house, right? The next best thing may be laminated and hardwood. If you have carpets at home, either ban the dog going into these areas or start training your dog.
When cleaning up the floor, be conscious about the products that you use. Make sure that it doesn’t cause any adverse reaction on the health of your dog or cat.
Buy effective cleaning tools. That way, the moment your pet leaves a mess on your floor, you can clean it up right away. Remember, the longer it stays, the harder it will be to get rid of it.
Having a steamer can also be helpful particularly for rugs and carpets. This will help you remove stains and dirt without using harmful chemicals. Another tric is to pour a cup of water onto the pee, thereby diluting it and then blot thoroughtly with paper towel
For the hard to remove odor, use a vinegar and water mixture. This is also perfect for training your pet not to excrete on a particular spot because it removes the familiar scent that they left behind.
When you’ve got hard to remove stains, do not ruin your floor further by using harsh bleach. Instead, call up a professional cleaning company. If you aren’t sure who to call, feel free to contact one of Andersens expert floor cleaners: http://www.andersens.com.au/main-menu/carpet-cleaning/andersens-carpet-cleaning-services
Make it a habit to feed your pets outdoors like the porch or verandah if you live upstairs. Train them to do their business in a specific spot and on command. I know this is easier said than done – but trust me, it will save your floors in the future.
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