I don’t think we’ve formally introduced our cats on this blog yet. We’ve been sharing about them on our pet blog, and you might have seen some photos of them here at some point. Well, yes, we now have three cats named Iron, Leon (both ragdolls), and Minos (maine coon), all long-haired cats. Since we’ve adopted them, our lives have drastically changed.
For example, we have to consider furniture and other stuff at home with regards to them. We bought scratch towers so they wouldn’t scratch the sofa as most cats do. We also removed curtains so they don’t “hang” around on them. We’ve installed cabinets where we can hide their toilets to fit the other furniture at home.
We also wanted to remove the carpets, then again, one can not discount the benefits of having carpets in their residences. Aside from the added aesthetic value for homes, carpets or rugs also have practical benefits that include providing warmth, comfort, noise reduction, and softening of slips and falls. It can even help allergy and asthma sufferers by trapping germs and dust that would otherwise continue circulating in the air. However, just like all your furnishings, proper care and maintenance should be given to your carpets in order to prolong their life.
There are a few simple things to remember when it comes to keeping carpets in good condition. Control Carpet Contamination from outdoor dirt, Vacuum Vigilantly, Remedy Right Away, and Provide Professional Pampering are some of those.
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Control Carpet Contamination from Outdoor Dirt
Done by going barefoot on carpeted areas. This can also reduce the wear and tear of your carpet. If you do not have an entry hall, you may designate an area where your guests can leave their shoes or have some extra slippers that they can change into. If you feel awkward about asking guests to remove shoes then placing indoor mats at the threshold can minimize the amount of dirt that enters the house.
If your cats (or dogs) goes out to the garden, make sure to wipe off their paws when they enter the home to avoid dirt coming off the carpet.
Dirt or dust that is left to accumulate in your carpet can damage it. Vacuuming it at least thrice a week can prevent this from happening. However, since carpet fibers and textures vary make sure that you follow the cleaning instructions that are provided by the manufacturer or consult a professional cleaner for the best option.
Invest in a robot cleaner. This mighty mini-machines not only removes carpet dirt, it picks up cat hair and toilet sand as well. Keeps your floors squeaky clean.
Rove Pest Control, a Boston company, lists down ticks and fleas as pests that wakes up in spring, and that’s about a month or so from now. Cats are prone to fleas and ticks. Keeping your carpets in good condition by doing regular cleanup means less places for tick and fleas to breed into. Aside from tick and flea collars to keep them away from your pets, sprays and granular treatments from such companies help a lot.
Read related: Top Three Pest Control Tips
Accidentally spilled coffee? Cat sprayed? Address sprays, spills and spots immediately, postponing your clean up can result to permanent stains or damages in your carpets. It will also smell. Also make sure that you use proper cleaning tools when removing spills. There are carpet cleaning kits that you use with the appropriate instructions and labels for proper use.
Provide Professional Pampering
Bring you carpet to professional cleaners once a year. Your hardworking furnishing needs some pampering from experts that can provide meticulous care that it deserves. Professional Carpet cleaners can get to embedded grime and dirt that we can’t remove with regular vacuum and cleaning tools.
These are general tips that can help carpet owners in prolonging the life of their floor coverings. You can get more tools and advice that are specific to the type of carpet that you have from carpet experts like a professional carpet cleaner New York or reputable carpet cleaners in your locale. It is always wise to keep their phone numbers for an easy call if need arises.