Cleaning And Preparing Your Flooring

Adopting a pet is a monumental decision -- they take a lot of our time and attention, cause messes around the house, and unfortunately damage things unintentionally. No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, chances are you’re going to get really familiar with cleaning and caring for it really quick as this new member of your family grows. We’re here to help! Voted best carpet cleaning in Austin, Texas. 


Start Simple: Sweeping


To start, you’ll be doing more sweeping than you’re used to. Tile and hardwood floors will need to be swept weekly, or multiple times a week depending on how much your pet sheds. Even if they don’t shed, just having their four furry paws running around the home moves the dust and other dirt around the floors. A broom with a dusting attachment may work better to grab hold of pet fur and dander.


Don’t forget to vacuum your carpets, either. Anything that you can see on your hardwoods or tile flooring is going into your carpet fibers and staying there until you come around to vacuum!


Now, Let’s Talk Stains


Dirt and mud are going to be the two most common outside factors you’ll be dealing with inside. As soon as any moisture touches dirt outside, it turns to mud and our furry friends step in it, get it stuck to them, and then proceed to track it all around the house. The best way to handle mud initially is to let it try before trying to vacuuming up any dirt that you can see. However, over time, the smaller dirt particles left behind are going to build up in your carpet and will eventually need a stronger suction to remove them (like steam cleaning) before causing stains.


For urine and feces stains and/or odors, the best way to take care of these is to blot up any additional feces or urine so as to not let it soak into the carpet. In dire cases, it’s best to call in the professionals.


A good steam cleaning will do your carpet wonders, and a professional steam cleaning company will use nothing but hot water, and high water pressure. It’s an easy, environmentally friendly way to rid your home of these nasty stains and odors. The Steam Team of Austin was voted best carpet cleaning company