We all know the damage animals can cause around the home - especially when it comes to urine and carpets. In fact, we just wrote a blog about that the other day! However, what you may not know is that there are things you can do to prepare your home before you get a pet. Things to protect your carpets from incidents like these - as much as you can, anyway.
Bringing a Puppy Home
Whether someone surprised you with a new puppy or you spent countless hours finding the perfect companion for your family, you can puppy-proof your house.
The first thing that may come to mind is eliminating anything your new pup may be able to chew on - especially any household chemicals, electrical wires, and of course, your belongings (like shoes). However, don’t forget about setting up their crate - you may even want to gate off a specific area for them to stay in until they’re a little older. That way, you may actually be able to keep them off any carpets or flooring that would absorb accidents. You wouldn’t want to come home and place them on your new Oriental rug - they’ll likely have an accident just from being nervous about the new place! Just being cognisant of your dog’s whereabouts can help to eliminate accidents.
Accidents aren’t the only concern you may have, though. With animals, often comes animal hair (unless you specifically found a breed that doesn’t shed). While regular grooming can help to keep shedding under control, you’ll may want to increase the frequency of your regular cleaning. An extra vacuum or sweep across the floor never hurts!
Lastly, have fun - cleaning is only part of owning a pet. It’s not every day that you get to bring home a new puppy, so enjoy the moment while you can!