How To Keep Carpets Clean With Pets

Posted on Aug 31st 2020


How To Keep Carpets Clean With Pets

Sometimes having pets and having a clean house are just two things that don’t go together. Phew! Boy is it a chore.

Between accidents, throw-ups, long nails, hair, or rambunctious chewing sprees, it can be hard to have a clean home, let alone clean carpets.

Here’s the good news… it IS possible to still have clean carpets even with those rowdy fluff balls wreaking havoc. Once again Zerorez® Tucson is here with a guide on How To Keep Carpets Clean With Pets:

Wipe Your Paws Off At The Door

Just like us hoo-mans, our furry friends bring dirt, mud, and grime inside the house as well. Unlike us, they can’t just take off their shoes and leave them outside the door (and they also don’t know how to literally wipe their paws on the doormat).

Therefore, having a rag or towel ready by entrances to wipe off any dirt or mud your pets might bring in, is a good habit to keep. Animals are all creatures of habit and instinct, so wiping off their paws before they come into the house will eventually grow into a routine for them!

Regular Bathing Couldn’t Hurt

Bathing and grooming your fur children is essential to having clean carpets. This will reduce the amount of dirt, dandruff, and hair that your pets will gift you around the house.

Here’s what the experts have to say:

I recommend you bathe a dog with normal skin once a month with dog shampoo or human baby shampoo. If you want to bathe more often than once a month, use a soap-free or moisturizing shampoo to prevent the skin from becoming dry. Do not bathe your dog more than once a week, unless recommended by your vet.


You Are What You Eat!

This tip on How To Keep Carpets Clean With Pets may come as a surprise- but hear us out here.

Pet food that is available today is stuffed full of artificial ingredients and colors. This can cause health problems within your pet’s body of course, which can lead to regular vomiting, diarrhea, or problems holding in their urine. And this of course, in turn, can cause accidents and carpet staining.

While we’re certainly not experts on pet nutrition, we would suggest doing some research to pick the best foods possible for your pet- so that they can live a long time, and so can your carpets!

Keep Those Nails Trimmed

It’s no secret that long nails can cause some carpet casualties. Between playing, running around in excitement, happy cats kneading, your carpet is taking a bit of a beating.

Keeping your pet’s nails trimmed is an important step in saving your carpets with pets in the house. And hey, if you have a hard time doing it yourself, you can have your regular veterinarian or groomer trim them up!

Area Rugs Are Your New Best Friend

Rugs can easily be replaced for a fraction of the price as replacing carpets! Perhaps it’s time to consider a nice area rug smack-dab in the middle of your carpeted rooms.

An area rug will not only make the room look spiffier but it will also ensure that your carpets survive the fur kids.

Regular Vacuuming

Perhaps the most obvious tip on our How To Keep Carpets Clean With Pets guide- vacuuming the carpets! No doubt you are already vacuuming the crap out of those carpets daily, or every other day, depending on how many animals you might have.

Vacuuming regularly is key to preventing dirt and hair from building up in the carpet. You may also consider vacuuming your furniture, and area rugs as well. Any dirt that is on the furniture or rugs can easily float around and back onto the carpets.

Hire a Pet-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Service

Tough carpet stains simply cannot be removed perfectly with store-bought products and a little elbow grease. You’ll need our Zero Residue®, safe-for-pets cleaning process, made possible with our patented Powered Water® technology.

In some cases, our normal Zerorez® carpet cleaning process may be all that is needed to take care of those pet stains forever. In more severe cases, the urine sometimes soaks through the carpet backing into the padding and floor beneath.

At this point, the problem has become “multi-layered” and effective remediation must address each layer of the problem! Not to fret child, we’ve got your solution! With Zerorez®’s pet stain cleaning in Tucson, we use our fabulous Sub-Floor Extractor® and flush those stains with our special stain cleaning water, careful to get all of the oils and solids out.

Then we can apply a stain oxidizer after the clean for some extra protection! Think of this stain solution as a Protectant- it creates a barrier on carpet fibers, allowing you a little more time to clean up spills and accidents in the future.

All in all, if you’ve tried your absolute best, and you’ve still got some carpet disasters, you know you can always look to the pet-friendly carpet cleaning experts at Zerorez® Tucson.