Pets are a great addition to one’s home, bringing their unconditional joy and loyalty to you and your loved ones. Unfortunately, pets can sometimes be a bit messy when it comes to sharing their territory. From cleaning up their pet hair to accidental messes that they might leave, it’s inevitable that you will have to clean after your pets.

Fortunately, most messes are not permanent and can be easily fixed. Here are three tips for cleaning up after your pets:

Invest in Baking Soda and Other Scent Removals

Baking soda is a quick and affordable way to remove bad odors inside the house. Placing baking soda in places where pets might make messes, such as in the kitchen or in the living room, will mask any bad scents they may leave. Scent removals such as Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator will also keep your house smelling nice in case of a slip-up.

Purchase Stain Removers for Carpets and Floors

At one point or another, your pet will probably drag in the dirt or other outdoor residues via their paws. This can lead to small dirt prints and eventual stains overtime if they are not cleaned up immediately. It is important to buy stain removers for your floors, such as the OXY Pet Stain Remover, to use when a mess is made. Be sure to that your stain removers are safe for your pets since some might contain chemicals that may harm them.

Give Your Pet Something to Chew On

Many pet messes can occur when pets are exposed to chewable things such as wires or furniture, destroying both your items and the aesthetic of your home. Luckily, items such as chew toys or bones can give your pet something to play with when they get bored. Light colored chew toys reduce the number of noticeable stains that it may leave behind. If you can, also invest in cord protectors and a small playpen so that your pet knows what to avoid chewing when you are gone.

Thank you for visiting Bates Cleaning, an Austin cleaning service. If you need help cleaning up after your pets, contact our office today.