Families would not be the same without their favourite pets to keep them company. Your pet can become a very important member of your family – but make sure that you have the proper tools to take care of your home when you come across any pet problems that might damage your belongings.

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Even though a dog is a man’s best friend, they sure can do some damage to your home, especially if you have a puppy that has not been trained. Stains and odours can come from your pet’s accidents, but also from hair, dander and debris tracked inside from the outdoors. Don’t get stuck cleaning up all the time and never fully removing a stain or odour from your home. What’s worse is that once your pet has claimed their territory, in a very impolite manor, they will always be susceptible to returning to that spot if they can smell their personal scent within their “accident” zone.

Cleaning machine washable items is usually not too difficult. It helps to add a one-pound box of baking soda to your regular detergent and add an enzymatic cleaner (available at pet stores) that is specifically designed to break down pet-waste odours.

More serious problems occur when damage is done to items that cannot be thrown into the wash. This is when calling in an expert is usually your best option. Practised cleaning companies can professionally clean carpets, furniture and upholstery, window treatments and duct cleaning depending on what the issue is. If your home is starting to get that permanent “wet dog” smell, try taking doing a full cleaning that includes the ventilation system. Often times hair and dander can slowly collect through your vents and continue to circulate in the air. The only way to get rid of the smell that comes from this is a thorough cleaning. After cleaning up a few accidents every now and then on your own, it is good to have carpets and furniture professionally cleaned to ensure there is no bacteria or other germs breeding in your soft surfaces.

Choose carefully when you decide to seek out a professional cleaning company to do an overhaul on your home. Find someone that has expertise in all areas of your home, who are willing to give you a quote and decide together what types of treatments will best suit your needs.

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