FCI Waukesha - Dog on Carpet

Are you a homeowner looking to adopt a new pet but concerned about your carpeted floors? Do you dream of carpet floors but keep delaying the project because of your fur friends? Homeowners love carpet floors for their classic look, added warmth, cushioning, and more. Something to be mindful of is that carpets are very absorbent and trap fluids easily. While navigating how to keep your carpet clean with pets around can be tricky, it’s not impossible. At Floor Coverings International® of Waukesha, we’ve got you covered with carpet care tips so you won’t have to decide between your pets or flooring choices any longer.

Prevent Paw Print Tracks at the Door

Going on long walks with your dog and having outdoor adventures is all fun and games until it’s time to go home. Try cleaning up your pet on rainy days to prevent a trail of muddy paw prints throughout your home. It can be helpful to always keep an extra towel in the car on hand. It can be a hassle to remove dirt and mud from carpet fibers so also consider placing welcome mats at all entryways.

FCI Waukesha - Cat on Carpet

Remove Fur and Pet Dander From Carpet Fibers

It’s no surprise that most cats and dogs shed their fur. All of the fur and dander from your dogs or cats easily gets trapped in the carpet fibers. So, what can you do? Try to regularly vacuum your carpets to avoid a buildup of fur. Avoid brushing your pets in carpeted areas. Instead, always brush your pet’s fur in an area with vinyl or tile flooring where hair can be easily swept up.

Clean Up Incidents Immediately

Regardless of training your pets, going on long walks, and having a litter box around, accidents are bound to happen. The key is to tackle any spills or accidents immediately to prevent staining and potential damage. When it comes to wet accidents, avoid pressing on the area with a paper towel. First use an extractor to remove the fluids that have leaked through the fibers and carpet pad. Use specialized cleaners to help with stains and odor removal.

Bring in the Professionals

Despite your best cleaning efforts, your carpets will benefit from additional care. About once a year, invest in a trusted professional to deep clean your carpets the right way. By sticking to a regular cleaning routine and caring for your floors, your carpets will last for years to come.

Ask us About Professional Carpet Installation in Milwaukee

See for yourself why pet owners in Milwaukee choose us. Whether you’re a new homeowner looking to add carpet or hoping to refresh your older carpets, we can help. Our team is dedicated, experienced, and ready to help with all of your flooring installation needs. Give us a call to schedule your FREE consultation today! We proudly serve the greater Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee areas.

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