written by American HouseCleaning

Pets are fun to have around and play with.  However these furry friends can leave quite the mess, which is why it is important to clean up after them as much as possible.  AmericanHouseCleaning.com, a San Francisco maid service, shares these easy cleaning tips:  



Pick Up Loose Hair

All you need is a reliable vacuum cleaner with a furniture attachment.  Just make regular sweeps of the furniture and the areas where your pets like to lay.  Another option is to use a rubber glove or a wet cloth to pick up loose hair. 


Removing pet stains involves three simple steps:  prevention, removing the stain and eliminating odor.     


An ounce of prevention. …

Apply soil retardant on the areas where your pets often lay.  This can help prevent or minimize pet stains.


Removing pet stains.

You can remove pet stains by pouring undiluted soda water directly on the stain.  Then, using a dry white towel to blot the area.  Repeat the process until most of the moisture has been absorbed.  Then cover the stained area with a new and clean white towel.  Place a heavy object on top of the towel to absorb the remaining moisture.


Removing pet odor.

You may be able to remove the stain, but removing the odor may be the greater challenge.  Don’t just deodorize the affected area with an aerosol freshener.  That will just mask the odor temporarily. The most effective way to remove odor is to wash the affected area with a disinfectant cleaning solution.  Rinse after washing and then let it dry.  The area should be odor-free after this step is completed.    


If everything else fails ….

If your efforts to remove a stain and odor do not work, then you may have to enlist the services of a professional.  For such services, you may visit us at AmericanHouseCleaning.com, a San Francisco maid service.  Our experienced team can discuss with you the best way to remove a stain and odor during your routine cleanings.


Follow the steps outlined above and you will have a home free of pet stains and odor, while enjoying the company of your cuddly friends. If these cleaning tips do not work, then it’s time to call AmericanHouseCleaning.com.