Pet-friendly Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

Cleanworks outlines some cleaning tips to help keep both you and your furry friends happy and healthy.

Pets are a common and important part of many households – in fact, almost 70% of Australian households have a pet! Living with pets comes with a lot of joy, but can also make your home more messy. To combat this, there are ways to make cleaning up after your furry friends more manageable. In this blog, we provide pet owners with four simple tips to keep your home clean and minimise pet messes. By implementing these cleaning tips into your weekly routine, or hiring cleaning services in Brisbane, you can keep your home fresh for both you and your pets to enjoy.

Vacuum Frequently

Pets shed hair and fur that can build up quickly in your home. To keep your floors clean, it’s recommended to vacuum every 2-3 days, especially in high-traffic areas your pet frequents. Run the vacuum over carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and hard floors to pick up all that loose fur before it spreads around your home. Ensure to also pay extra attention to corners, under furniture, and around chair legs. If your schedule does not allow time for regular vacuuming of your home, consider hiring regular professional cleaning services in Brisbane.

Clean Accidents Immediately

Pet urine and faeces can stain and smell if left untreated, so it’s important to clean accidents as soon as possible. Look for products specifically formulated for pet stains, as these are formulated to tackle these particular issues. Vinegar is also a good natural cleaning solution for pet odours and stains. Mix equal parts vinegar and water and spray or blot on the affected area. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing. Thorough cleaning immediately after accidents helps remove stains and odours right away before they have a chance to set in.

Wash Bedding Weekly

If your pets spend a lot of time on beds and furniture, these areas can collect things like hair, dander, and dirt. Thus, we recommend washing all bedding at least once a week to keep it fresh and free of allergens. This also helps to control odours and keeps fabric cleaner. Be sure to check for any lingering hair or dirt spots after washing and re-wash or spot treat if needed. Regularly washing all the bedding our furry friends use is a simple way to keep a cleaner home environment for both pets and humans.

Dust Frequently 

As your pets walk around and brush up against furniture and other surfaces, they can leave behind allergen particles. This can be especially irritating for individuals who suffer from hay fever. Regular dusting is an effective way to control this issue. Pay extra attention to fabric surfaces like couches, chairs, curtains, and bedspreads, as these materials easily trap pet allergens. Thorough and frequent dusting can make a big difference in reducing allergy symptoms for pet owners.

Keeping your home clean as a pet owner can be a challenge, but following these tips can help make the process easier and more manageable. If you need an extra helping hand, our expert residential cleaners at Cleanworks are trained to clean pet messes and odours while keeping your home fresh.

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