How to Get Rid of Pet Hair and Stains in Your Home




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When you’re tired of pet-stain DIY, call TLC Cleaning.

Having pets in your home is not always synonymous with having a clean house. Even the tidiest people sometimes have to deal with figuring out how to remove pet stains from the carpet, or finding the best vacuum for pet hair.

No matter how much you love your four-legged best friends, they can take a toll on your home.

From wiping muddy footprints from the floors to cleaning up hairballs or pet hair, your dogs and cats will keep you on your toes when it comes to cleaning up after them. It seems like having pets inside your home doubles the amount of housework you have to complete.

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If you didn’t love your furry family members so much, you would likely consider making them stay outside.

If you’re tired of continually sweeping up pet hair, cleaning up unfortunate accidents, or keeping your furniture clean, the experts at TLC Cleaning are here to help. Our experienced staff knows how to clean up after pets and people.

Your house will shine with some help from TLC Cleaning. Whether you need deep cleaning services every now and then or need weekly cleaning services, we have what you need.

At TLC Cleaning, we give you back one of your most valuable assets: your time. Leaving the housework to us allows you to enjoy your hobbies and loved ones more.

two guinea pigs taking a bath in a bathroom sink

Instead of cleaning up after your pets incessantly, take the time to go on an extra walk or spend the afternoon at the dog park. You can fully enjoy your pets more when you don’t have to worry about the constant messes.

While you prepare to set up your cleaning services with TLC Cleaning, try these helpful tips for cleaning up after your sweet pets. Having pets in your home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice cleanliness, air quality, or aesthetics. You can take care of stains, odors, and hair with ease.

Hairy Situations

white golden retriever outside with a lot of hair around

Pet hair seems to be everywhere if you have a cat or dog in the house. Certain breeds of dogs shed more than others.

Depending on the type of dog or cat you have, you might find pet hair tumbleweeds in the corners of your home, or find that your furniture is covered.

Pet Hair and Hardwood Floors

Sweeping or vacuuming pet hair off of hardwood floors causes a hurricane of hair blowing all around the room. There are a few solutions for combating pet hair floating around on your hardwood floors.

A damp terry cloth mop is a fantastic way to catch loose pet hair off of the floors. Another option is an electrostatic mop, which is an ideal alternative to a vacuum, as it won’t blow the hair around.

Pet Hair and Carpet

happy yellow lab on carpet, under a yellow rug

Carpet can seem like it is trapping the pet hair. It’s essential to find a vacuum that is designed for pet hair. A vacuum with a high-performance filter will help as well.

Depending on how many pets you have and what type of coat they have, you may find that vacuuming frequently is your best bet.

Pet Hair and Furniture

Pet hair on furniture can be a nuisance. Using a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down furniture is an optimal way to trap and remove pet hair. If you don’t have the heart to tell Fido he can’t come up on the couch, then wiping down your furniture with a damp cloth will help keep it looking its best.

A Groomed Pet is a Happy Pet

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Another way to help prevent pet hair throughout your home is to practice proper grooming with your companion. Frequent brushing and bathing can help reduce shedding. Keep your pet looking their best, and your house as well.

Accidents Happen

One of the most unfortunate events in pet ownership is an occasional accident. Whether your new puppy hasn’t quite gotten the hang of making it outside to go, or your best friend ate something he shouldn’t have, accidents happen.

Cleaning them up is not much fun, but living with a stain on your carpet is worse.

Blot and Blot Some More

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One of the most effective ways to remove pet stains from carpet is to use the blotting technique. Use a cloth to absorb as much of the mess as possible.

Don’t rub the mess, risking spreading it or driving it deeper into the carpet. Instead, blot the stain a few times to remove the excess liquid. Treat the stain with your stain remover of choice, and then continue blotting until the stain is gone.

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When it comes to treating the stain, you can choose a store-bought stain remover, or try some home remedies. Whichever the case, it’s wise to test a hidden area of carpet to ensure it’s safe. Some effective household products include:

-Dish soap


-Baking soda

-Hydrogen peroxide

Blotting the stain, then applying whichever solution you choose, and then blotting again, will help remove the stain effectively. Time is of the essence with pet stains, but if you can’t clean it up in a timely manner, you can often still successfully remove a set-in stain with this method.

Call in the Professionals

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If cleaning up after your pets is becoming tiresome or challenging, let the professionals at TLC

Cleaning take care of business for you. We strive to provide exceptional service to all of our clients. Our goal is to not only provide you with a sparkling clean house but to free up your time to enjoy the important moments in life.

If you’re ready to leave the cleaning to a team of experts, contact TLC Cleaning today. Set up recurring cleaning services and start relaxing.

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You can depend on us to take care of the dirty work and leave your home looking its best.

Give yourself the gift of time. Worry less about the condition of your home, and use your free time to enjoy the people and pets in your life. You’ll love working with our experienced team and reap the benefits of a professionally cleaned home.

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