How often should pet owners clean their carpets?
Carpets add a nice touch to any home. But if you’ve playful pets dashing about all the time, you’ll need to pay extra attention to your carpet – a lot more attention.
Pets and carpets don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. Removing urine odours, dirt and animal shedding can be painstaking.
And not dealing with them fast enough may not only permanently damage your carpet, but even pose health risks to your family.
As a pet owner, your carpet will require more care.
Self-cleaning alone is also insufficient – you’ll need professional cleaning every once in a while, too.
Have a pet? Here’s how often carpet cleaning needs to be
Regardless of what type of carpet you have in your home, carpet fibers tend to trap:
- Pet dander / hair
- Other debris
To keep your carpet in good shape, you should aim to:
- Vacuum at least three times per week, or up to once a day if your pet frequently leaves dirt and stains on your carpet.
- Do spot cleaning as soon as spots are noticed.
When vacuuming, you should ideally be using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) – filtered vacuum cleaner.
Pet dander can aggravate allergies, and their fineness means that regular vacuum cleaners may not unable to completely remove them from your carpet.
Regular vacuuming with a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner is also important for removing more dangerous things your pet leaves in your carpet, like dust mites, ticks and fleas.
Act fast in these situations to keep your carpet in shape
Your pet also secretes oil from their skin naturally, and may excrete other bodily substances such as urine, feces and vomit on your carpet.
All of this can soak into your carpet and cause permanent discoloration and odour if not dealt with swiftly.
If you notice that your pet:
- has urinated
- left its feces or
- constantly lies on the same portion of the carpet
Quickly soak up as much urine as possible and remove the feces before it leaves a stain on the carpet, and regularly check if there is any discoloration in the carpet too.
Just like pets, carpets need professional care
Besides self-cleaning your carpet regularly, you’ll also need to engage professional carpet cleaning services (or restoration services if your carpet is already damaged or badly stained).
A standard vacuum cleaner might help remove trapped dirt and debris in your carpet, but you’ll still need steam cleaning or even restorative cleaning services for a thoroughly clean carpet.
Both require expert handling, and we highly discourage you from trying either yourself as improper use will permanently damage your carpet.
When getting a professional carpet cleaner, be sure to:
- have high-traffic areas on your carpet cleaned every 3 to 6 months
- have your carpet restoratively cleaned annually or twice a year
Make carpet-cleaning with pets fuss-free
Regularly vacuuming your carpets is important for not only protecting your precious carpet, but also keeping your family in good health.
But taking time to thoroughly vacuum your carpet can be time-consuming. If done wrongly, you might also ruin your beautiful carpet for good.
With Houskeeping.sg, cleaning the carpet has never been easier.
Also read: Benefits of a daily housekeeping service
Simply leave your carpet to our housekeeping professionals. Using only allergy-free and pet-friendly chemical agents, your carpet will be thoroughly cleaned, fully sanitized and absolutely stain-free.
Regardless of what carpet you own, our carpet cleaning services will keep your carpets in top form.
Fuss-free carpet cleaning with pets starts with Housekeeping. Reach out to us for a consultation today.