How to Keep Floors and Carpets Clean in a Pet-Friendly Home

There are a lot of reasons why it’s a good idea to have a pet. Pets offer companionship. Pets help to reduce stress. And if you have children, pets can also help to teach them responsibility. In fact, there aren’t too many disadvantages of having a pet in your home. However, what can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have a cat or dog, is finding ways to keep your floors and carpets clean.

If you’d like a few tips on how you can keep your floors in good condition while living in a pet-friendly home, here are five great ways to do just that.

Keep your pets in certain rooms. If you allow your pet to have full reign of the house, they will certainly have no problem with that. The thing is, when that happens, they will leave dander everywhere. Plus, if you like to take them outside with you a lot, their little paws will bring in whatever they walked on. So, if you happen to have carpeted flooring, it really is best if you designate specific rooms for your pet to hang out in. Ones that either have tile flooring (like the kitchen) or ones that have plastic liners on them if you do allow them in areas where there is carpet.

Have a towel close by. Whether you have hardwood, tile or carpeted floors, it’s always a good idea to have an old but clean towel close by at all times. That way, if you do happen to notice some dirt on their paws, you can quickly wipe their paws off before they leave prints all over the floor.

Vacuum regularly. Here’s another tip for your carpets: Make sure to vacuum them regularly, especially if anyone inside of your home has allergies. This is one of the best ways to keep dander from collecting on the fibers of your carpet. In fact, it’s actually a good idea to vacuum no less than every other day in order to keep your carpeted flooring virtually dander free.

Use area rugs. Something else that you can do to protect your carpet is to put down some area rugs in the rooms where your pet tends to spend the most time. For instance, if your pet is allowed to spend time with you and the family in the living room, putting down a nice rug can protect your carpet from dander or your hardwood flooring from potential scratch marks.

Make your own carpet spray. There’s one more tip that is great for your carpets: Make your own carpet spray to remove any stains that your pet may track in or to clean up an accident that they might have. Although, when it comes to carpet cleaning, you could use a commercial brand like Chem-Dry, there are also homemade recipes that are equally as effective. One of the best solutions is a spray that is made out of vinegar and baking soda. For more information on this recipe and two others, visit Everyday Roots and put “homemade cleaner” and “pet stains” in the search field.

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