Alliance between happiness on four legs and cleanliness is possible!

Despite the love and joy our four-legged friends bring, they often leave behind a trail of fur and sometimes an unpleasant odor. Therefore, it’s essential to keep our environment clean when we have a pet. But how can we achieve this? Here is a list of our tips.

Establish a routine

Indeed, having a cleaning routine makes it easier to maintain our interior. However, this routine must be effective when living with our furry friends. Naturally, the routine will also help you eliminate the majority of fur embedded in your fabric furniture as well as bad odors in your rugs and carpets.

Regular grooming of pets

Firstly, regular grooming of your pet is essential to reduce the amount of fur shed in your home. For dogs and long-haired cats, daily brushing can help prevent fur buildup on furniture and floors. Additionally, brushing promotes the health of your pet’s skin and coat by removing dead hair and distributing natural oils.

Paw cleaning

After an outdoor walk, clean your pet’s paws to remove dirt, mud, and allergens that could be tracked indoors. Also, keep a towel near the entrance or use paw wipes specifically designed for this purpose. This will also help prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on your floors and rugs.


Airing out the house


We can’t stress this enough, but airing out your house or condo helps renew the air in your environment. Ideally, leave the windows wide open for about 10 minutes a day! This will refresh the air and help eliminate daily odors.

Air filter maintenance

If you use a heating or air conditioning system with air filters, make sure to clean or replace them regularly. Dirty filters can release odors and allergens into your home, which can be particularly problematic if you have pets.

Use of natural deodorizers

To maintain a fresh smell in your home, opt for natural deodorizers such as essential oil diffusers or beeswax-based scented candles. Additionally, essential oils like lavender, lemon, and peppermint are not only pleasant for the nose but also have antibacterial and deodorizing properties.

Cleaning your pet’s area

Whether it’s the cat’s litter box, the dog’s bed, or our pets’ toys, it’s essential to clean these accessories. They are indeed breeding grounds for bacteria that promote unpleasant odors when not maintained. Also, for cleaning toys, we recommend washing fabric ones. Additionally, for rubber toys, we recommend soaking them in soapy water for about 15 minutes.

Regular washing of accessories

In addition to cleaning your pet’s toys, don’t forget to regularly wash their water and food bowls. Food residues and bacteria can accumulate in these bowls, contributing to bad odors. So, use hot soapy water or put them in the dishwasher for effective disinfection.


Regular vacuuming


Having a pet means vacuuming more often in our home or condo. Therefore, we recommend vacuuming at least 3 times a week on carpets and floors to remove as much fur as possible. Also, for fabric furniture, such as sofas, we recommend vacuuming at least once a week to eliminate fur buildup.

Invest in a specialized vacuum cleaner

Consider purchasing a vacuum cleaner specifically designed for pet owners. These vacuums are equipped with powerful HEPA filters that effectively capture allergens, pet hair, and fine particles in the air. Some models also come with brushes and special accessories to remove embedded hair from carpets and furniture.

Use of blankets and covers

Also, to protect your furniture from fur and stains, use washable blankets or covers. Place them on sofas, armchairs, and beds where your pet likes to rest. Additionally, these blankets can be easily removed and washed regularly to maintain the cleanliness of your furniture.

In case of urine accidents

Pets sometimes have accidents! Therefore, whether it’s on a rug, a carpet, or a sofa, we recommend blotting the mess. Then, sprinkle some baking soda to neutralize the odor. Afterwards, it’s important to call an expert, like Pro-Sec, to schedule a deep cleaning of the area affected by the urine accident.


In conclusion

By following these additional tips, you can maintain a clean and healthy environment for you and your pet, while minimizing the odors and damages associated with having animals in your home.

For more information about preventive maintenance or to book an appointment with a reputable dry carpet cleaning company: contact us.

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