Man treating carpet with commercial cleaning chemicals to help remove stains in carpet

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Pets are part of a lot of human lives. But like children, canines tend to leave a mess in their wake. Happy slobber spreads throughout the house, but we want our pets safe. Knowledge of knowing what cleaning chemicals are safe for pets and animals is paramount.

Pet safe and nontoxic products clean messes while keeping the cat or dog safe from accidental poisoning.

Inspecting Labels

Spot cleaning is a chore everyone has in common. However, some look for the cheapest which sometimes leads the compounds in the cleaner is unsafe. Atop of the prices, the aisle of cleaning products is stocked well and is overwhelming.

The back of the packaging has the sort of information that a pet owner needs. Labels are full of information – instructions and warnings for both pets and humans to abide. Store bought cleaners should come from a pet store to be 100% safe.

Professional carpet cleaning might be the right route if time is not readily available to do it yourself.

Wet Vac Effectiveness

Plain water is often the best approach to a stain. The upside to wet vacs is no one has to buy one. The vacuums can be rented to avoid overpaying for cleaning. Water vacs flush water through the carpet while sucking up the dirty water it creates.

The Humane Society advises cleaning carpets with only cold water. It is better to be safe than sorry. Cold water is best to avoid stains and odors because using warm water makes carpet harder to clean.

Natural cleaning supplies are the best approach if you require a cleaning solution. Applying baking soda to the stain, allow it an hour to sit for an hour, and then vacuuming assists pulling up unwanted stains and odors.

Diluted white vinegar or lemon juice mixed with salt can be used to remove stains or as a pre-stain treatment right before you use a wet vac for cleaning.

Ingredients to Avoid

Chlorine, for instance, is dangerous for animals and humans. Even the fumes that form chlorine clouds is a hazard.

Ammonia is also harmful. The residual effects are watery eyes and constant sneezing. Cats are commonly allergic to carpet cleaners that contain a deodorizer.

The trick is to keep the pets out of the room until the carpet dries. But it is healthier for them and you.