Having a beloved pet in your home could be both a blessing and a curse. Few things create a cozier atmosphere than a cat or a dog walking or lying around the rooms of your household. The unpleasant truth is that they unfortunately smell. They smell bad and cause certain areas in your rooms to smell bad too. No matter whether you are just planning on getting a pet, or you already have one, you should prepare yourself for battling those odors that have no place in your home.
The easiest way is of course prevention. Cats and dogs can be thought not to use your floor as a toilet. It takes a little effort but at the end of the day, you cannot disagree that it would be worth it the time and energy (sometimes even stress) to do it.
If the accident has already happened, the important thing is never to use steam cleaning equipment in order to remove the stains and odor. The thing is that the heat will activate a special protein in the urine and leave the unpleasant odor permanently entangled in the fabrics of your carpets and upholstery. Chemical substances and even homemade eco-friendly cleaning solutions are also not advised, especially if you have a dog. Chances are that you will only stimulate the pet to mark his or hers territory again because of the specific smell of the products you use to treat the damaged area.
Baking soda however according to Cleaners Chelsea will do the trick. Sprinkle baking soda on the marked area. Do not forget to soak the urine well with paper towels. If you want even better results, mix it with a regular laundry detergent and wash the stained areas with this easy to make cleaning solution. If you are washing carpets or upholstery, you will also have to dry the treated area afterwards. Use an air drying technique for that purpose, for instance with your blow drier.
Employing this simple technique will definitely safe you a lot of time and energy. Even if accidents happen, you will be able to tackle the problem with easy and not blame yourself for getting a pet that is currently ruining your home. Instead you will be able to focus on the positive side – you have a living creature to take care of, play with, love and respectively be loved back by.
Furniture is a large investment and if taken care of properly, it will serve you well for many years. So you should now to how treat your furniture in the right way.
Generally, there are two categories of furniture – upholstered and wood. Naturally, there are different strategies for cleaning furniture from these two categories, and most importantly – there are different cleaning products that should be used. There are a large number of products available for both categories, so finding one should not be a problem. The best thing you can do as Cleaning Services London suggests is to pick up a known brand, even if it is more expensive – there is no need to play cheap when it comes to your furniture. After all, the main goal is to maintain it in a usable condition for as long as possible.
Before you start cleaning, you should definitely check out if there is some advice left by the manufacturer about the way the specific furniture you have should be treated. If there is such information, the wisest thing to do is to follow it of course and to do it as precisely as possible.
Instead of spraying the entire piece of furniture with the wax or cleaning product, put only a little of the solution on a cloth and then work on a comparatively small area. After you are finished with that, you can move on to the next one, until the job is done. In that way, optimal results from your cleaning process are guaranteed.
When you think that you are done with the cleaning, give the furniture one last wipe. The important rule to follow here is to always wipe in the direction of the grain, so that any wearing or malfunction is avoided.
Employ the methods described above at least twice a month and it is guaranteed that it is going to stay in a perfect condition for quite a long period of time. For regular day-to-day cleaning, it would be enough to vacuum the surfaces of both upholstered and wood furniture. Specialists also recommend that you get a professional cleaning service once a year or more often. Professionals know how to deal with heavy staining and general maintenance in a way that would provide the best results with minimal effort. What is more, after they are done treating your furniture, maintaining it clean will become easier for a considerable amount of time.