House cleaning tips for pet owners
There aren’t many people that can say firmly that they do not want to have a furry little friend. A pet and I’m not referring here at the low-maintenance ones – such as fish, hamsters or parrots; can easily create quite a big chaos in your household. It is true that a cat or a dog can bring a whole lot of joy to you and your family, but it also changes the dynamics regarding house cleaning.
I’m sure that everyone is aware of the responsibilities that a pet owner has – an animal must be fed, cleaned, looked after, entertained and taught. But one of the major responsibilities of a dog or cat owner is to clean after it, and this thing can cause some serious headaches. What are the general sources of dirt when it comes to pets? Well, let’s start with the minor ones: muddy paws, fur on the carpet and upholstery, and the annoying, but specific odours.
The first step towards minimizing the negative impact of a pet in your home is prophylaxis – or in other words – don’t let the mess climb up to the ceiling before starting to clean it. This is obviously an exaggeration, but the main idea is this – do not delay the cleanups – if you bathe your pets on a regular basis, clean their paws after a walk in the park and brush their fur daily, the amount of dirt from your home will be considerably smaller.
But besides these, there are also the more serious troubles – like vomit or urine stains, chewed pieces of furniture and balls of fur stacked in the fibres of your carpets. Removing fur from the carpet is not so hard to do, as long as you do it regularly, by using specific carpet brushes, tape rollers or the so-called “pet sponges”. After that, all you need to do is to set the vacuum cleaner at its highest power and finish the work. If there are issues then make sure you contact the leading carpet cleaners in Norfolk, Jack’s Clean Team.
The hard stains (urine or vomit) can cause a little more trouble when you try to remove them, but with patience and the right products, you’ll eventually solve the problem. Or, you can always leave it in the hands of professional Norfolk cleaners, who know exactly what type of products to use – acid and odour neutralizing, bacteria digesters or professional carpet detergents. Because a job like this done wrong can cause serious damages to the structure and appearance of your carpets, it’s best to be handled by professional cleaners.
Besides this, every pet owner can adapt the cleaning procedures to best fit his needs – daily mopping and treating the floor against dirt and scratching; covering some pieces of furniture (like armchairs and couches) with a traffic resistant fabric, picking up upholstery and carpet that are easy to clean; using air purification devices to eliminate the odours; protecting the edges of the furniture with rubber and so on.
Keeping a clean home when you have a pet can be quite a challenge, but with constant little dusting and cleaning, the right kind of products and some planning and preventing measures, on the long run – you will realize that the burdens of having a pet are not at all significant, compared to the joy it brings you and your family. Furthermore, when required our cleaning services in Norwich and Norfolk can really help solve any issues.