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How to Keep Your Carpets Clean if You Have Pets

Here are Some Great Tips to Keep Your Carpet Clean if You Have Pets

We do love our furry friends, don’t we? They’re such great, lovable companions and all they really want is our attention. But, they aren’t the cleanest little critters sometimes, especially when it comes to your carpet. Those furry paws are carrying all sorts of dirt and allergens, and a lot of that ends up settled deep in the fibers of your carpets.
So, what’s the best way to keep your carpets clean if you have pets? Of course, you’ll want to have a dependable, quality-minded carpet cleaning company on call for an occasional deep cleaning, but there are a few things that you can do to keep them clean for longer.

Rugs Can Help

There are a few different ways that you can use rugs to help keep your carpets clean. They’ll not only help keep the dirt off of your carpet, but rugs placed in strategic locations can make your carpet last longer. You also get the added bonus of a little splash of color here and there.
Use throw rugs and welcome mats by the doors leading outside. They give pets a small space where some of the dirt will land when they come inside. You can lay small rugs or runners on top of your carpet in high traffic areas to help keep it clean. A decorative area rug is an ideal and stylish way to keep almost all of the carpet clean.Stain-Resistant Carpet
If your carpet doesn’t already have a protectant on it, adding protection is a great way to keep it clean. Just ask your carpet cleaner about it. They can easily apply a stain guard during the cleaning process.

Dry Their Feet

Make it a habit to clean their feet before letting them back inside the house. They’ll get used to it pretty quickly and will actually start to like the attention.


Dogs have to go outside for the most part, and a lot of cats like to roam. Unfortunately their fur collects a lot of dirt and allergens while they’re out there. Keeping them groomed and brushed will reduce the amount of pollutants that their fur can carry back to your carpet.

Clean up Accidents Quickly

No matter how hard you try to keep your animals clean, if they’re allowed on the carpet, there will be accidents. The quicker you clean them up, the easier it is to get rid of any stains.

Vacuum Often

How often really depends on how many animals you have, how much fur they shed, and how often they are on the carpets. Every other day is usually a good idea.


Baby gates are a great way to seal off a room to keep dogs off the carpet.

Their Food Can Matter

It’s a good idea to only feed them food that’s free of any dyes, just in case of any accidents. Food-dyes will stain your carpets.
When it’s time to get your carpets professionally cleaned, give us a call at All Shine. We not only understand how to get the most out of your carpets, but we take a “greener” approach to cleaning, making your carpets safer for you and your pets.