As much as we love the furry friends that become part of the family, they can wreak havoc on your home; especially the flooring. Some homeowners find themselves searching for solutions that will save their floors from pets. AmeriBest Carpet Cleaning is here to share some tips that will hopefully help you save your flooring from your pets.
Carpet and pets don’t always go together. Often, pets find your carpet the perfect place to relieve themselves. This is especially true when dealing with babies that aren’t trained yet. When you have a puppy or small kitten in your home, you can place sticky plastic coating on your carpet through the training process. This will keep anything from soaking into the fibers of your carpet and leaving stains. If you have a chronic problem, you may want to consider having a Spillguard Carpet Pad installed underneath your carpet which will protect your carpet pad.
Like above, when you are in the thick of training, you can choose more temporary options. For wood flooring, a vinyl tablecloth that has a felt underside works well at keeping messes off your flooring and the soft underside won’t scratch your floors. You can have a water-based coating applied to the top of your hardwood flooring to put a barrier between the floor and any messes. You would never want to leave any spills and messes for a long period of time, but this coating does provide a layer of protection for your floor. One more problem pet owners face with hardwood flooring is scratching. Cutting dogs nails regularly is the best option and there are also socks you can buy your pet to keep their claws from causing scratches; if you can get your pet to wear them. Area rugs can be extremely helpful in protecting hardwood flooring from scratches as well.
Tile and cement flooring are two of the most low maintenance flooring options. While they are easy to maintain, you may find that pet urine seeps into the grout lines and concrete causing foul smelling odors. To avoid this problem, you can have both of these surfaces sealed.
When you have a pet, you are going to find yourself cleaning your carpet regularly. It is important that accidents don’t get left unattended and are cleaned up right away. Using the appropriate cleaner for the type of flooring you have is important as well. If you use cleaners that aren’t made for a certain type of flooring, it can cause damage that is irreversible.
One thing to keep in mind when you have pets in your home is the importance of professional cleaning. Especially during the baby stages of your pet’s life. The experts at AmeriBest Carpet Cleaning use enzyme cleaners that successfully break down any pet urine in your carpet fibers to remove odor and unwanted staining. This helps get rid of the odor that attracts pets and encourages them to continue to pee in your house. Call us today for all your floor cleaning needs!