Pet-Proofing Your Carpet


If you live with a pet, you might already have an idea of how challenging it could be when it comes to the mess they make. No matter how lovable your pet is, you can’t deny that there is a lot of cleaning to do when you live with one indoors – you have to deal with the paw prints, pet hairs, dander, and sometimes even urine.


We all know that carpets require constant maintenance and cleaning – that is because of their absorbent nature and fibers that are particularly vulnerable to dirt and stains; and, your carpeted floors can even get more challenging to maintain when you have a pet around.


Luckily, there are ways you can make protect your carpets from possible pet damage. With just some adjustments and a lot of attentiveness, you can save your carpet from any major problem your pet can inflict on it.


For example, pet urine is something that could be a big problem if your home is fully carpeted. Pet urine, once it gets in contact with the carpet, could seep into its fibers – and even make its way to the carpet padding underneath. To protect your carpet against this issue, you can purchase waterproof carpet pads instead. You can also buy some plastic carpet covers and put them on top of your carpet.


Vacuuming more often will also help you get rid of pet dander and hair lodged in your carpet.


Keeping spray on carpet protector products at hand can temporarily shield your carpets from minor stains and dirt.


Apart from spending time and effort protecting your carpet, you should also maintain your pet properly to minimize the damage they can do to your carpeted floors. Make sure that their nails are always trimmed to prevent tears on your carpet. See to it that they are always clean and free from ticks and fleas as well.