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Best Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Dog on carpet and cleaning tips, Austin, TX
Cat on carpet and cleaning tips, Austin, TX

We Love Our Pets!

Accidents happen. Sometimes pets get sick and vomit on carpets and sometimes they don’t make it outside or to the litter box. This happens a lot with older dogs and cats. Accidents may happen behind or under furniture, or in closets and we may not see the spot for days or weeks until it starts to smell and cause an unpleasant odor. However, on the lighter side, pets can track dirt and mud onto carpets too.

What can pet owners do? Fortunately, there are some simple carpet cleaning tips for pet owners to help keep your carpet clean and fresh.

  • Buy pet stain removers that have been approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute:

    Spot Solver – CRI (

  • According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, if you have pets you should vacuum more often to get the hair up.

  • Clean up new accidents quickly. Then use a stain remover.

  • Have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year if not more depending on the number of pets in your home.

  • Again, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute, “Don’t use a steam cleaner when dealing with urine spots because the heat will set the stain and the smell. Extracting the spill with a wet-vacuum and rinsing with cool water will reduce the odor.”

For problems with pet stains, call Almichael’s. We’ll remove the stains and odors from your carpets and bring out the “new” again. 

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