Having pets is no reason to get rid of your beautiful carpet! In fact, there are plenty of easy cleaning tips you can use when accidents occur. Here’s how you can keep your home clean and pet-friendly at the same time:

Vacuum it up. Pet hair can cling to many things in your home, especially carpets. If your furry friend sheds often, just grab a roll of masking tape and a vacuum cleaner. While lint rollers are a great solution, wrapping masking tape around an old paint roller can work even better, as it picks up larger accumulations of hair! Once you’re done collecting large clumps, make sure you vacuum. In fact, vacuuming up to at least three times a week can reduce the amount of hair that lingers in your carpet.

Blot stains. No matter how well you train your pet to use a pad or go outside, accidents are bound to happen. Cleaning up the urine stain immediately can give you optimal results and prevent stains from damaging your textile. First, stand on an old terry cloth towel to remove most of the moisture. Then, mix a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent with one cup of water and work it into the stain. Keep in mind, blotting your carpet will work much more efficiently than rubbing it!

Use powders and liquids.
It’s inevitable that your pets will leave even a slight odor in your home, especially if they spend time playing outside. To keep your carpets and upholstery smelling their freshest, try using powdered odor eliminators when fabrics are dry, or even a liquid urine odor eliminator with ingredients like bio-enzymatic that kill bacteria.

Get a professional cleaning.
One of the best ways you can fight stains and odors that your loving pets leave behind is to get a professional cleaning. When you get a thorough cleaning, experts will come right to your door with all the proper equipment. They will remove soil and revive colors to leave fabric clean, fresh, & bright. Can’t beat that!

If you’re a pet owner looking for a certified carpet and upholstery cleaning technician to help you freshen up your carpets and upholstery, call the experts at Triple S! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience. We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue