If you live in a house with pets, you understand the significant amount of joy they can bring to your life. At the same time, pets can also bring with them a lot of dirt, debris, and hair that can make your home constantly dirty and greatly increase the amount of ongoing house cleaning that you need to perform.
It can be frustrating if you are having issues getting pet hair off of your furniture, pet dander out of the air, and dirt and debris off of your floors. In order to run a clean and stress-free home with one or more furry friends, here are some things that you should keep in mind.
Homes with Pets are Always Going to Require More Ongoing Cleaning
It is not exactly a secret that homes with pets are usually dirtier than those without them. There are several reasons why, including:
- Pets tend to shed whether seasonally or as part of their breed, so their hair ends up all over the house – on the floors, in the air, and most commonly on furniture and clothes
- Pets could care less about avoiding mud or dirt when they’re outside so they’re really good a collecting stuff from outside and bringing it inside all over the floors
- Pets tend to put their mouths on just about everything, including your furniture, which increases the amount of bacteria and germs that are spread throughout the house (note: its a fallacy that dog’s mouths are cleaner than other animals, including humans)
- Pets have accidents more than we’d like to admit which means you’re likely dealing with unwanted odors from time to time
- Pets can also cause allergic reactions to those around them as some people are allergic to pet dander
For these reasons, it is important to learn how to get rid of pet debris from your home.
What Sorts of Dirt and Debris Do Pets Bring Into the Home?
Pets can bring just about anything from the outside into your home.
For example, if they run through a puddle, they can track this mud into your home and on to your tile, concrete, or wood floors as well as carpets. If you have recently mowed the lawn, it’s also common for pets to bring in grass clippings from the outdoors.
There are also occasions where pets can get bring ticks and other parasites stuck to them as well, which can be a significant health hazard.
Sometimes, pets can even pick up dead animals from the outside.
What Supplies Do You Need To Properly Clean a House with Pets
There are numerous supplies you might need to get rid of pet debris from your home.
Pet hair vacuum cleaner – The biggest and most useful cleaning tool is going to be a vacuum cleaner that specializes in cleaning up pet hair. There are a wide range of pet hair vacuum cleaners out there. A good vacuum cleaner will be able to handle hair, dirt, debris, and even help out with lingering pet dander on surfaces. As an alternative, you can use a pair of wet rubber gloves to help get pet hair off of fabric furniture.
High quality air filter in your AC unit – When it comes to remediating the “pet dander” issue, the best tool in your house cleaning arsenal is going to be a regularly replaced air filter that is rated high enough that it can properly clean pet dander particles from the air
Floor mop or swiffing tool – When pets have accidents you need to make sure that you have a cleaning tool that can handle messy “messes” that are also unsanitary and often foul smelling. You can – of course – always utilize a spray sanitizer and paper towels, but that will put you up close and personal with the “accident.”
When you own a pet, it’s always good to have plenty of household cleaning supplies on hand, such as vinegar, lemon juice, and a pet-specific mild cleaning solution to get rid of these stains and odors.
How Do You Remove Pet Hair on Couches?
Even though there are several ways to get rid of pet hair from couches, nothing works better than a roll of tape or a lint roller.
You simply need to unroll the tape, stick it to your couch, and the pet hair should come right off. You should use a long strip of tape, moving this down the couch until you have removed all the pet hair. Then, simply throw the tape away. For a lint roller, the process would be very similar to how you’d remove hair from being on your shirts and pants.
Rely on Maid Zen Cleaning Services for Your Pet Cleaning Needs
If you are looking for help getting rid of pet dust, dirt, and debris, then you should rely on professionals who can help you.
Maid Zen Cleaning Services has a tremendous amount of experience cleaning up after pets in our customers’ homes. It would be our pleasure to help you clean up after your pets as well. Give us a call today to learn more about our services, or request a free quote on your next cleaning project.