We all know that a dog, and really any pet, is a man’s best friend. For most of us in Anchorage, our pets are a part of our family. We love our pets, but they can make keeping carpets clean and in good condition a bit tricky. You shouldn’t have to choose between keeping your pet outside or keeping your carpets clean. At TCM Restoration, we know how difficult it can be to try to find that balance with our pets and our carpets, so we have come up with some simple tips you can implement in your home to help keep your carpets professionally clean and looking their best when you have pets.
Most of us know that one of the best things we can do for our carpets is to take off our shoes at the door. Shoes can bring in dirt and debris from outside, and deposit them into our carpets fibers. Since most pets don’t wear shoes (no judgment here if you put cute little shoes on your dog or cat), one way you can help decrease the amount of dirt brought in by your pets is to keep their paws clean. Wiping off your pet’s paws when they come inside can greatly decrease the contaminants that make it onto your carpets. Keep a towel or wipes near your door so that every time your pet comes inside, you have something right there to wipe their paws with. This will also help prevent staining from paw prints on your carpets.
Area rugs are not only design pieces that can make a statement in your home, but they also act as a shield over your carpets. It is especially beneficial to place rugs in high traffic areas of your home, and you can even have a specific rug just for your pet to sit/lay/play on.
Regular vacuuming is one the most important things you can do to protect the health of your carpet. Surface dirt, dust, and debris can easily work its way deep into your carpets fibers, contributing to stains, discoloration, and even smells. Removing surface buildup on your carpet will help extend the life of your carpets, and keep them looking and smelling fresh and clean. We recommend vacuuming at least twice a week, and even more frequently if your pet sheds.
Professional carpet cleaning performed at least twice a year is the best thing you can do to keep your carpets in their best shape when you have pets. Deep set in dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants can only be removed with professional carpet cleaning. Highly trained and experienced carpet cleaning companies use the best cleaning techniques available to keep your carpets clean and protected. Different carpet fibers respond to different cleaning methods, and to prevent damage it is best to leave deep cleaning to the professionals. At TCM Restoration, we are committed to providing the highest quality of carpet cleaning services in Anchorage and surrounding areas. Our equipment is designed to work deep into the carpet fibers and safely lift and remove unwanted particles that make your carpets look flat and smell dingy. You don’t have to sacrifice your carpets to keep your pets happy, just let our team help you keep your carpets looking and feeling their best.