We love our pets but we love our homes too. Unfortunately, our homes and our pets don’t always coexist. Our pets become part of our family, but they also leave behind allergens, smells, spots, stains, and dander which can cause asthma and allergies. If you choose to adopt an animal into your family, it’s important to make every effort you can to keep your house clean.
Easier said than done, right? Keeping your home clean may already feel like a one-step-forward-two-steps-back process, but it is possible. So here are four “best practices” when it comes to keeping your home clean:
1. Keep your pets well groomed
Animal fur attracts dirty, dust, and pollen as they go outside to play or to use the bathroom. Even hypoallergenic animals carry a certain amount pollen and dirt that can get in your home and cause problems. We recommend bathing and grooming your animals at least once a month to keep their fur clean and dirt free.
Most animals don’t like being bathed and may be resistant. For some people, it might even be worth it to have a professional groom your pet. Many animal supply stores also do pet grooming or at least can recommend a good groomer. If you don’t feel like a professional grooming is right for you, have your kids do it. After all, it builds character.
2. Vacuum and dust frequently
Though keeping your pets clean is very important, even clean pets can still bring dirt into your home. There is just no substitute for a vacuum, a duster, and a little elbow grease. Frequent vacuuming and dusting can help keep dust and dirt from accumulating and agitating asthma or allergy symptoms.
3. Get your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned
The fabric that carpet and upholstery are made of act as a filter that traps dust and allergens and keeps them from circulating in the air. Like any filter, they eventually get full of dust and dirt and lose effectiveness. Cleaning the dirty from upholstery and carpets is a crucial part of keeping a clean home with good air quality.
Chem-Dry of Beaver Valley harnesses the power of hot carbonation to clean your carpet and upholstery better than traditional carpet cleaning methods. Millions of tiny bubble penetrate deep into your carpet and upholster and extract it. And unlike traditional carpet shampooing that leaves your carpets soaking wet for a couple days, Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extract uses less water, allowing your carpet and upholstery to dry in a matter of hours.
4. Clean your pet’s “accidents” with special, urine removal solution
When urine dries, it crystallizes and becomes more difficult to clean. Chem-Dry of Beaver Valley offers products that dissolve urine left over from whatever accidents they might have had. With a blacklight inspection, we are able to see the stains left by dried urine. With Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment, those stains and their subsequent odors can be taken care of, leaving your carpets looking like new again. To learn how this works, take a look at the video below.
Like I said, we love our pets but we love our homes too. There is no reason that you can’t have pets and a clean home, It is just more difficult. Let Chem-Dry of Beaver Valley make it easier for you to keep a clean home. Schedule an appointment with us today.