Keeping your carpets clean is one of the biggest challenges as a householder. With spillages and stains, trampled in mud and general wear and tear, the look of your carpet transforms your home, for better or worse. Add a dog into the mix and things can get a whole lot messier.
So, how exactly can you keep your carpet clean with man’s best friend mucking up the place? Read on for our top tips…
1. A clean dog is a clean home
One of the biggest life-savers for your carpets is to prevent your pup’s mucky paws getting to them in the first place. Keep a towel by your front and back doors to wipe off any dirt before they roam around your home.
If you introduce this cleaning regime early in your dog’s life, they’ll soon learn to wait at the door to be cleaned before entering your house. That will make things a lot quicker and easier for both you and your pet in the long run.
2. Utilise tiles and rugs
It’s much easier to wipe up mud and water from tile flooring than it is from carpets… But nobody wants to tile their entire home. Installing floor tiles in entrance areas is a great way to reduce the amount of dirt and grime that makes its way onto carpeted areas.
An area rug or runner is also an ideal solution for carpeted rooms. If your dog is prone to accidents, or is still learning, a rug will absorb the majority of the scent and staining. Remember, it’s much easier to replace a rug than an entire carpet.
3. Vacuum regularly
Even if your pooch isn’t prone to excessive shedding, their hairs can easily become embedded in carpet fibres, making your home look dirty and unhygienic – not to mention getting all over your clothes. Grooming your pet regularly can keep their hairs from shedding too much, preventing excessive build up.
Aside from grooming, regular vacuuming is essential to prevent your carpet fibres from becoming clogged with pet hair. So, be sure to run the hoover round at least twice a week.
4. Hire a professional cleaner
Whether it’s puppy accidents or mucky paw-prints, professional carpet cleaners have the best cleaning materials and know-how to leave your floors looking as good as new.
At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we have been caring for the carpets in the local area for over 30 years. With our living room package, you can restore your carpets to their best at a budget-friendly price. We’ll even add a layer of carpet protection to prevent any additional mess.