Trusted Saskatoon Carpet Cleaners The Carpet Guys are locally owned and operated with over 30 years of experience in the SASKATOON CARPET CLEANING industry. You can rest assured that you are hiring quality and expertise when you give “the Guys” a call! In their latest tip, they share some tips on removing pet smells and stains from your carpets.
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Pet odours and stains on carpets
A pet can be a wonderful addition to your life, providing joy, friendship, and companionship. Some studies have shown that owning a pet can even have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. But as much as we love our furry little friends, they’re not always kind to our carpets.
Pet odours can become unpleasant if left untreated and even minor accidents can ruin your carpets and rugs. Keep reading for some simple carpet and rug cleaning tips you can use in your home.
If your pet has an accident, a carpet stain that is still fresh will be much easier to clean up than a stain that’s been left to dry. Acting quickly, take the following steps to minimize the damage to your carpet or rug:
• Apply a thick layer of paper towels to the spot and apply pressure to soak up as much urine as possible
• Blot, rather than rub the stain
• Repeat until the area feels almost dry to the touch
• Use warm water and a small amount of detergent to clean the soiled area
• Rinse with cold water
• Blot with fresh paper towels until the area is completely dry to the touch
Pet odours resulting from accidents can be difficult to remove, especially if the stain has been allowed to set. The problem is that once a pet has had an accident on your carpet, they may continue to return to the same spot whenever they need to relieve themselves for as long as the scent lingers.
To remove pet odours, follow the steps outlined above and then apply a good quality pet-odour removal product to the area and allow it to soak in—these products contain enzymes that destroy the source of the odour. Repeat until the smell is gone. If you’re not sure where the odour is coming from, have your entire carpet or rug professionally cleaned.
Deep Set Stains and Odours
For stains that have been allowed to dry and set into your carpet, it will be almost impossible to remove them on your own, and you’ll likely require a professional carpet steam cleaning.
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Get Your Kids to Help You Clean With Some Tips From Fresh Living!
If your house needs a hand and there are kids around, why not put them to work? They may not always enjoy helping tidy the home, but here are some ways to make it more fun for them and, by extension, less painful for you!
Setting the Process
The age of the child can be a slight trick to this, but all the same, having them enjoy the process is what helps. It can be frustrating to forget the tasks at hand, so a chalkboard checklist can make all the difference in the world! It may only be scratching item X or item Y off at a given time, but if there’s a set reward at the end… well, we’ll get there in a moment!
Keeping it Realistic
Remember that time you perfectly finger-painted Monet’s Water Lilies when you were six?
Probably because that’s not a thing kids do. Toddlers and young children aren’t known for their dexterity or situational awareness, that’s why watching them chase the ball around in soccer is often so darned cute!
Lower dexterity is why it might be a little difficult for the younger kids to make the bed, or neatly fold their laundry. Rather than applying the tykes to frustrating tasks, get them to work from their strengths: dogged determination and an abundance of energy (that you wish would shut down by 8pm most nights)!
Getting their dirty clothes into the laundry hamper, putting their shoes away nicely, putting toys and art supplies back where they belong, keeping the floors of common areas straightened up, having them use the vacuum, or pick weeds – there are plenty of tasks that kids are happy to do. Opportunities to contribute to the order and goodness of the household, and appropriate praise, are a staple. Speaking of which….
The Other "R-Word"
We’ve talked Realistic. It’s time to discuss “rewards.” Whether you believe in allowances or not, children like knowing there’s a carrot at the end of the race. Allowances work fine, but another consideration is an arbitrary “points” system. I mean, you were going to take them to see that new animated movie anyhow, right? That puts the tasks they do into their capable hands – if they want to go to the movie and they feel responsible for the actions they take to get to the movie, then obedience is second-nature behind what they chose to do.
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The Psychology of Clean
A full day’s work can leave many of us drained, and for those that are rife with energy, the plans following a day at the office usually involve a quick-change into something more comfortable and a quicker turnaround to get out for the next social. But the work bag stays put on the couch. The dish in the sink from a speedy meal the night before continues to soak. Perhaps you rushed out the door in the morning and didn’t have time to make the bed. How long have those pajama pants been in the corner?
It can be funny to think about, eliciting a self-inflicted eye roll, but items out of place, even minor clutter, can have consequences.
Neuroscience tells us that a cluttered workspace can have a direct, negative impact on the amount of work that gets done by pulling the brain in different directions, inhibiting both creativity and productivity. I should probably find a drawer for my multicoloured Post-Its, and I haven’t the faintest as to how the painter’s tape got out here.
New paragraph, less stuff on desk. I think it’s working!
Aside from focus, the mind can often parrot the state of the environment; that is to say, chaos in the home, even organized chaos, can have an impact on our focus and mindset.
The space we live in should be comfortable – the creature comfort of familiarity, even with a mess, can be the norm for some – but does that make it okay to do? Within reason, yes, but adding clutter to the environment can have a lasting effect by making it harder to relax through a created sense of guilt: “I need to clean this.” It can also produce anxiety, especially as the work needed to alleviate the situation grows larger and further beyond your control.
Organizational psychology has shown us that in most environments in our lives, even classrooms, orderliness becomes a metric for an individual’s enjoyment of the space.
So what’s the answer, then?
It starts with self-discipline. We all crave structure, but it can be hard after a long day to maintain that structure. Done with that tea mug? Put it in the dishwasher, or give it a quick rinse in the sink. Take the extra minute and make the bed in the morning. In fact, if a task takes less than 5 minutes, get it done – see if that doesn’t improve your day! Alas, the problem can sometimes come back to time. Maybe you get home at 5, and have dinner plans at 6. Maybe you just want to spend the weekend kicking back, after a stressful stint at the office.
If You Don't Have Time to Clean Fresh Living is Here To Help
We get that time is money. The more time you get to spend in a positive, clean environment, the happier you often get to be. So, let us assist in providing that relief. Here’s what some of our clients have had to say:
Whether by the academics or word of mouth, the proof is there: a clean home is a happy home for your mind. When cleaning doesn’t fit into your schedule, we here at Fresh Living are more than up to the task!
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