For those of us with furry family members in the home, we know that they can add to the cleaning needs inside. It can be extra frustrating if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time.
One of the most common and routine things we clean up after out animals is hair ( unless you have a hypo allergenic breed). Pet hair can work its way into carpet and upholstery and be pretty stubborn to remove. Some pets shed so much you wonder how there is any hair left on their body. One of the best ways to keep hair out of the carpet and upholstery is to help reduce the amount of shedding. Here are some things you can do to keep the hair going into your soft surfaces to a minimum. (Tips from the pros)
Brush your animal’s coat out daily to collect a majority of that shedding hair into the waste bin and not the carpets. Many animals love having their coats brushed its like an extension of petting. As an added bonus daily brushing helps keep them cleaner and a cleaner softer coat is less likely to shed.
The Right Brush
Not all grooming brushes are created equal and there is a reason for that. Some brushes are just low quality and then there are good quality brushes made for different purposes to brush different types of coats. Don’t just pick out a brush because its pretty in design or it was cost effective. Ask someone at the pet store for some help choosing the best brush and tell them what type and breed of pet you have and that you would like to not only keep your pet pretty but reduce overall shedding and they should be able to help you find the best brush.
Regular and Proper Bathing
“A clean, well-maintained coat is a coat that sheds less. Go into the pet store and ask their grooming team what your specific pet needs to be perfectly groomed. A good pet store will recommend you use them but will also willing give information on how to groom your pet on your own if you so decide.” – Bruce Simon, West Bloomfield Realtor
Visit the Vet
Some animals may be excessively shedding do to a medical issue. It is a good idea to have your furry pal examined to rule that out. You may need to change your pet’s diet or put them on a prescription to address a more serious issue causing the shedding. – Peter Westbrook, Cash Home Buyer in Sacramento
Keep pets off Furniture
“Any pet can be trained to stay off the furniture but it is more easy if you teach them from the time you bring them home that furniture is off limits to keep your upholstery hair free.” – Eve Alexander, Orlando Buyer’s Agent
Hair in the carpet and upholstery are not only troublesome to clean but can lead to damage of your soft surfaces. If you have pets in the home that shed you need to vacuum and clean more often. This includes more frequent professional carpet and upholstery cleanings as well.
For more information on cleaning, staging and preparing your San Ramon area house for sale, please contact our agents today.
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