If you’re a pet owner, then you know first-hand the love and joy those furry family members bring us every day, but you probably have come to realize that they can be the biggest culprits of leaving odors and messes behind. Whether your pet is one that sheds, drools, tends to be a little stinky, or maybe is all of the above, Steemer of South Florida has a plethora of tips that will make cleaning up after them a bit easier:
- Hair & Dander
Does your pet shed so much that you often wonder how he/she isn’t bald? We know the struggle far too well. While it may seem obvious to vacuum up any lose hair with a HEPA filter vacuum, it’s getting into the spots that aren’t so obvious that is the most important, especially if you suffer from allergies. Make sure you get in between couch cushions, behind furniture, and in all the other cracks and crevices that dog hair and dander tend to end up.
- Before you Clean Them, Clean Their things
When your pet is stinky, you know it’s time for a bath. But, before you clean the little fur ball, clean everything else that your pet partakes in. Make sure you clean things such as the pet bed, cushion covers, blankets, and any sheets and linens, if they’re allowed in the bed. Wash these items first so that your home doesn’t hold any lingering odors.
- Don’t Forget the Toys and Bowls
Often overlooked when cleaning are the toys our pets use and the dishes they eat and drink from. These items are huge factors in keeping them in better hygienic standing. Items such as toys, bowls, and leashes can easily retain bacteria and odors that can make your home even more of a challenge to keep clean.
- The Magic of Baking Soda
When your pets leave behind those stinky lingering odors on the furniture and carpet, the quickest and easiest to remove them is by utilizing the powers of baking soda. Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the festering area and allow it at least few minutes to absorb those pesky odors before vacuuming it away.
At Steemer of South Florida we understand that a life with pets is totally worth a few extra minutes of cleaning here and there. Follow us for more awesome tips in the future and for other simple ideas to keep your home cleaner, year-round.