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Tips to Clean up after our Pets.

Tips to Clean up after our Pets.

We love our pets however, cleaning up after them can be a tricky task.

It is important to clean up the pet’s mess as soon as possible to prevent the spread of bacteria and to minimise the risk of accidents or injuries. If the mess is particularly large or difficult to clean up, you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning service.

Before you begin cleaning up the mess there are a few additional things to consider when cleaning:

  1. Wear protective gear: If you are cleaning up pet waste, it is a good idea to wear gloves to protect your hands from any bacteria or parasites that may be present. You may also want to wear a mask to protect your nose and mouth from any unpleasant odours.
  2. Dispose of waste properly: If you are cleaning up solid pet waste, it is important to dispose of it properly to prevent the spread of disease. This usually means placing it in a bag and throwing it in the trash. If you are cleaning up liquid waste, you should mop it up with a towel or cloth and then wash the cloth in hot water and a splash of bleach to disinfect it.
  3. Use a pet stain remover: Pet stain removers are specifically designed to break down and remove pet messes from surfaces. They often contain enzymes that help to break down the proteins that are found in pet urine and faeces, which help eliminate odours and prevents any stains from developing or reappearing.
  4. Train your pets: One of the best ways to prevent unwanted pet messes is to train your pets to go to the bathroom outside or in a designated area. This can take time and patience, but it is well worth the effort in the long run, doing this at a younger age is more beneficial.
  5. Consider a professional cleaning service: If you have a particularly large or difficult pet mess to clean up, or if you just don't have the time or energy to do it yourself, you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning service. These services are equipped to handle even the toughest stains and they can usually have your home looking and smelling fresh and clean in no time.

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from clothing, furniture, and other surfaces. Here are a few tips for removing pet hair:

  1. Use a lint roller: Lint rollers are an effective and easy way to remove pet hair from clothing and other surfaces. Simply roll the lint roller over the surface to pick up the hair. If you don’t have a lint roller then use some cello tape as this will also pick up the hair.
  2. Use a damp cloth: Wet a cloth with water and use it to rub the surface where the pet hair is. The wet hair will stick to the cloth, making the surface free of pet hair.
  3. Use a pet hair removal brush: You can buy brushes specifically designed to remove pet hair from furniture and other surfaces. These brushes often have rubber bristles that help to lift the hair off the surface.
  4. Use a vacuum: A vacuum is effective at removing pet hair from carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces. However, this method doesn’t reach the deep impacted hair.

Removing pet odours can also be a tricky task but there are a few steps you can take to remove pet odours from your home:

  1. Clean up the source of the odour: The first step in removing a pet odour is to identify and clean up the source of the smell. This might mean picking up and disposing of pet waste and washing bedding or toys that have become soiled.
  2. Use a pet odour spray: There are a number of products available that are specifically designed to remove pet odours. These products often contain enzymes that break down and eliminate the proteins that cause odours.
  3. White vinegar: White vinegar is a natural deodoriser that can be used to remove pet odours from a variety of surfaces. Simply mix equal parts water with white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the solution onto the affected area.
  4. Baking soda: Baking soda is another natural odour eliminator that can be used to remove pet odours. Simply sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for several hours before vacuuming it up.
  5. Use an air purifier: An air purifier can help to remove pet odours and other odours from the air in your home. Look for a purifier that has a HEPA filter, as these are most effective at trapping and removing odours.

Lastly, it is important not to forget your pet's bedding and toys. The best way to wash your pet's toys and bedding will depend on the materials and how the items in question are made. Here are a few guidelines to follow:

  1. Check the label: Many pet toys and bedding will have a label with specific instructions for washing. Follow these instructions to ensure that the item is washed correctly.
  2. Use a mild detergent: A mild detergent that is specifically designed for washing pet items is best. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as these can be toxic to pets.
  3. Wash in hot water: Use hot water to help kill any bacteria or germs that might be on the items.
  4. Rinse thoroughly: Be sure to rinse the items thoroughly to remove any soap residue, as this can irritate your pet's skin.
  5. Dry thoroughly: Allow the items to air dry or tumble dry on a low heat setting. Make sure the items are completely dry before giving them back to your pet to help prevent the growth of bacteria.

In general, it is a good idea to wash your pet's toys and bedding at least once a month, or more frequently if they become soiled or dirty. This will help to keep your pet healthy and happy, and will also help to prevent odours from building up in your home.

Remembering all these steps will help your house look sparkling along with your animal(s) friend. If you are still struggling with Pet dirt and grime, please call Total Clean.

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