Carpet cleaning for pet Owners is essential. Pets are cherished. Your furry friends and cuddly animals are members of the family. But they are also living, breathing beings without the common sense of humans or the ability to compartmentalize their grooming and personal needs. As a result, your carpet will inevitably be affected by the presence of your pet in your home. This isn’t a bad thing, as long as you maintain regular carpet cleaning to preserve the health of your home’s inhabitants, both four-legged and human.
Types of Carpet Contamination by Pets
When you love and adore your pet, they can do no wrong. Except, of course, they sometimes do, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Here are some of the most common carpet contamination problems caused by pets.
- Urine and feces contamination: Whether it’s a stomach bug, puppy innocence, elderly incontinence, laziness, or spitefulness, if you own a pet then they have gone to the bathroom on your floor at least once. Urine contamination can smell awful or it can be completely odorless, which can affect how quickly the affected area is identified and tended to. And urine, like any liquid on carpet, is not always just a surface contamination. It can travel through the carpet fibers into the underlay and even the floor boards. Feces, of course, is just gross. And cleaning that up is no picnic.
- Shedding contamination: Even if you have a short-hair or “non-shedding” pet, animals don’t only shed fur. Dander is produced by your pet. And all of your pet’s rolling around on the rug, as cute as it may be, has your pet’s body oils sinking deep into the carpet fibers. This issue can also affect your upholstery.
- Odor contamination: Let’s face it, sometimes pets get a little smelly. Perhaps they haven’t had a bath in a while, or they’ve never met a mud puddle they didn’t love. You may bathe your pet frequently or do an emergency cleanse in the dirtiest of times, but your pet’s odors can still penetrate the carpet and stick around for longer than you would like.
- Dirt and grass stains: Cleaning up carpet stains isn’t always as simple as wiping away dirt on your tile and grout (and even that dirt can get ground in and be difficult to remove). Your pets don’t wear shoes outside, so when you walk them back in the house they’re bringing in dirt and grass and whatever else they’ve stepped on outside and tracking it all over your rug. Even if you wipe their paws, the job won’t be thorough enough to protect your carpet.
Carpets that are not cleaned often enough begin to look dirty and soiled, and this is true even for the carpets that are regularly vacuumed and spot-treated. Having a pet in your home can add to the soiling of your carpet tenfold, and the fibers are likely to look dirty and soiled faster than usual.
Beyond the Mess That Pets Make
Keep in mind that your pets are only one source of carpet contamination. Humans make their own messes, so combined with animals your carpets can get pretty soiled. If you also have children in your home then regular carpet cleaning is an absolute must.
Remember too that vacuuming is not enough cleaning for your carpet. It is important, of course, to suck up what you can from your carpet as often as possible. For deep down cleansing, though, a professional carpet steam cleaning is your best defense against bacteria, allergens, dust, mold, poor indoor air quality, and more. It’s recommended that pet owners have their carpets professionally cleaned twice a year, at the very least. If you’re a pet owner, talk to Nu-Way Carpet Cleaning in Macomb, Michigan to discuss your carpet cleaning needs.