We totally get why you love your furry, four-legged family members – they’re cute, cuddly and love unconditionally, but they can also wreak havoc on your home. Keep your home looking clean and staying healthy with these tips for cleaning pet stains, odors & hairs.
If you see your pet had an accident, try to soak as much of it up by blotting the area with a paper towel or newspaper as quickly as possible. After absorbing as much moisture as possible, apply a solution of ¼ teaspoon clear dishwashing liquid with 1 cup lukewarm water, then blot with a clean, dry towel. Rinse by blotting with a dampened towel. Continue alternating with soapy towel and clean, damp towel until stain is gone.
If the stain or odor persists, call a professional like HomeCare by Fabricare to clean and refresh wherever your pet marked its territory.
There are plenty of odor-eliminator products out there, but you really don’t need anything fancy or expensive. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar can work wonders. Sprinkle baking soda liberally on mattresses, couches or carpets and let it sink into the material. Let it sit for the day or overnight, then vacuum it up, and your nose will thank you.
And when washing sheets, mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar into your washing machine along with your detergent to help reduce the odor.
For larger bedding like comforters and quilts, dry cleaning is your best option to remove the pet odors safely. The experts at Fabricare Cleaners know how to get out even the toughest stains in all materials.
REMOVE PET HAIR
Some pets can shed a lot and leave their hair all over your clothes and home. It is important regularly vacuum carpets and couch cushions, and wash blankets often. Doing this frequently will help reduce the amount of hair floating around the house, and will help keep them from building up odors. For clothing, keep a lint roller by your door so you can give yourself a quick roll-over before you leave the house covered in Fido’s fur.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS
When things get too messy, call in the professionals! HomeCare by Fabricare is a team of experts that will come into your home and clean your rugs, furniture, window treatments, linens or anything else your beloved pet may have left his mark on. Even if you don’t see a stain, it’s always a good idea to have the experts come in a few times a year to remove allergens, keeping your home odor-free and the air healthy for your family to breath in. Learn more at homecarebyfabricare.net