If you have any pets living in your apartment as well as carpets, you know just how frustrating it can end up being. From stains to shedding, pets pose a bit of an issue as far as cleanliness goes for your apartment carpets. If the issues get bad enough with your carpet, you could even risk losing your security deposit. Your pets might be important to you, but keeping the carpet clean is a requirement too. If you currently live in an apartment townhouse with any pets, try out the following tips to keep your carpet smelling and looking clean!
Getting Rid of Shedding Fur
If you own a cat or dog with long hair, you know just how annoying shedding can be. As cute as your pets might be, they can also cause your apartment to build up pet hair that you don’t want. Vacuuming typically is the easiest way to get rid of pet hair, but it is not guaranteed to get rid of it all either. One thing you could try is using a lint roller or even duct tape to pick up massive amounts of hair. Another method to test is wearing rubber gloves, getting them wet, and then brushing your hands over the carpet, which can cause pet hair to stick onto the gloves.
Dealing with Stains
If you have a younger kitten or dog, you might be worried about stains. Catching any accidents early on is important for preventing any of those spots. Take some paper towels to soak up whatever you can, then take more paper towels and ensure that they’re weighed down with a heavy object to ensure you are drying up everything you can. After this, you could just use warm water and soap to prevent any discoloration. If you can’t handle the problem immediately, a mix of cold water and vinegar might be helpful in getting rid of the odor, or you could use carpet cleaning products too.
If you prefer using natural cleaners inside your apartment, mixing vinegar and water is always an easy solution. You just need one cup of white vinegar and two cups of water to create an easy homemade solution. Baking soda is an option you could take advantage of too. For actual effectiveness, sprinkle some baking soda over the carpet, add vinegar, dry it, and vacuum.
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