Did you know that it is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States? Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat. Imagine all that fur and dander flying around your clean Villanova home! Executive Maids is a cleaning service for Villanova and surrounding areas that knows how to handle pet fur.
Whether you are a cat person or a dog person or you have both in the household, there is a way to live in happiness (and cleanliness) under one roof. We all want that pet dander free home and with our beloved pets roaming around, we can’t always keep it the cleanest and freshest we want it to be. Consider hiring a Philadelphia maid service for your Villanova home to keep your house on track every week. When they aren’t servicing your home, there are ways to keep it clean in between.
There are some homemade, natural ways to deter pets from creating a mess and there are equally easy ways to clean up the messes they make. Here are some creative ways to make living with a furry friend work for you:
If you have cat or dog hair (or both) and it is all over your furniture, put on a pair of rubber gloves and spray water onto them. Use the gloves as a lint brush and brush upholstery with the water soaked rubber gloves. The pet hair will lift right up. You can ball it up and discard it, until the next time it happens!
Using water and essential oils is an amazing way to deter pets from jumping on upholstered furniture or anywhere you don’t want them to be. Oils to use are peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon and citrus (orange, lemon, and lime). Put 5-6 drops of each oil into water. Fill a spray bottle with the concoction and spray around areas you want to keep your pets away from. Orange is a natural deterrent for animals so if you don’t have the other oils, that one will work the best.
After your four-legged friends have been outside, running around in the dirt and mud, teach them to stay at the front door to have their paws cleaned. Before letting them in the house, put a towel down. Using treats to teach, have them sit on the towel before they enter the rest of the house. Once they are in a seated position, use the towel to wipe their paws off. Eventually, you won’t need to use treats, they will automatically know that paws get cleaned before going into the house.
These quick tips are an easy way to keep your four-legged friends from running amuck in your home and making a mess. We love our animals and most of the time they are free to roam the home and do what they please. But to keep the house clean and fur free, these simple steps with the aid of your Philadelphia maid service serving your Villanova home will ensure you have a fur-free home. For the best maid service in your area, Executive maids can help with all of your pet cleaning needs.