Owning a dog brings joy into your life, but it can also make home and carpet cleaning a chore. The traffic, pet hair, and messes that come with dogs can wear, stain, and fade your carpet, shortening its lifespan. Below are a few tips to help preserve your carpets and keep them clean.

How to Keep Your Carpet Clean When You Own a Dog

1. Vacuum Weekly

Frequent vacuuming will limit how much hair, dirt, pet food, and debris build up in the fibers of the carpet. It helps control odors and prevents fading of the color from the carpet. If you have multiple pets or your dogs shed a lot, you may need to vacuum more often to keep it in prime condition.

2. Groom Your Dog

carpet cleaningProper grooming practices are healthy for your dog, and they’ll reduce the amount of hair your pet sheds into the carpet. Daily brushing with a shedding blade at home is recommended to eliminate the shedding of their top layer of hair. Professional grooming is encouraged every few months, or more often when they’re shedding their winter coat, to control knots and loose hair.

3. Treat Stains Immediately

Accidents are an unavoidable part of owning a dog, whether they knock over a cup, stain the carpet with dog treats, or aren’t completely potty-trained. Rapid stain treatment is crucial to preventing lasting discoloration. As soon as the stain occurs, apply a stain removal product approved for your carpet material and follow the instructions. If the stain is still there, you may need professional carpet cleaning equipment to get it out. In order to mitigate stains, make sure you don’t place open liquids near your dog, and always wipe their paws after a walk. 

4. Use Rugs in Busy Areas

Area rugs go a long way in minimizing the wear and tear on your carpet from your dog. Place rugs in areas your pets spend the most time in, such as the living room or carpeted bedrooms they’re allowed in. When strategically placed, the rugs will bear the brunt of the damage, leaving that spot of your carpet in like-new condition. 

Does your home need professional carpet cleaning? Spring Cleaners in Dawsonville, GA, will get your carpet looking like new again. With over 28 years of experience, their carpet cleaners offer comprehensive services like stain treatment, upholstery cleaning, and pet odor removal. They have efficient equipment and offer flexible scheduling with quick responses. View their carpet cleaning services online, and call (706) 216-3302 to arrange your cleaning today.