If you’re one of the approximately 70 million US households that own a pet, then you know just how rewarding pet ownership can be. Of course, owning a pet isn’t all puppy kisses and cuddles; every pet owner knows the heartbreak of pet stains and odors. We know you love your pet but you probably don’t love when they have “accidents” on your carpets. If you’ve got a problem with pet stains and odors, here are a few tips from the pros at JMS Enterprises to help you get your carpets looking (and smelling) just like they did when they were installed.
Vacuum More Frequently
Pet odors don’t just come from those little accidents on the carpet; a significant portion of pet odor comes from dander or the bits of fur and dead skin that build up among your carpet fibers. If you want to get rid of that pet smell, you’ll need to be more vigilant with your vacuuming. Depending on how furry your pet is, you may even need to vacuum twice a week to keep that hair and dander under control. It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s worth it to provide a clean home for your favorite companion (and for yourself).
Clean Up Accidents Right Away
As you’re probably already aware, once a pet stain sets in, it can be hard to remove. When a pet stain is fresh, you can usually saturate it with water and vacuum it up with a wet-dry vac. You’ll have to act quickly, of course, because once that stain dries, you’ll need to take extra measures to get rid of it.
Steam Cleaning is a Bad Idea
It may seem counter-intuitive but steam cleaning is your enemy when it comes to cleaning up pet stains. While a steam cleaner may be able to remove a wide variety of food, beverage, and dirt stains, too much heat can actually set in pet stains and atomize the volatile compounds that make them smell. You may think that a steam cleaner will get out pet stains but in reality, it will only make them worse!
Call in the Professionals
Regular vacuuming and prompt cleanup of pet stains can go a long way towards improving the appearance and smell of your carpets but there’s no substitute for professional cleanings. Even if you get to a pet stain right away, it can seep down into the backing and pad of a carpet, meaning that smell isn’t going anywhere. Professional carpet cleaners, like the ones at JMS Enterprises, utilize the latest in truck-mounted carpet cleaning equipment to deep clean carpets all the way down to the pad. No matter what kinds of stains are lurking in your carpet, our powerful equipment will get them out without damaging carpet fibers. We can even apply spot treatments to stubborn or set-in stains to give those areas some extra special attention. When we’re done, you won’t even remember those stains were there!
If pet stains and odor are points of contention between you and your furry best friend, you don’t have to stay mad at them. Call JMS Enterprises at (215) 706-0188 for a free estimate on your professional carpet cleaning job. With those stains gone for good, you’ll finally be able to forgive your pet for the occasional accident. While you’re on the phone with us, don’t forget to ask about all our other services including area rug cleaning, air duct cleaning, wood floor cleaning, water damage restoration and more!