Girl and dog on bed with captionOur pets hold a special place in our hearts but we love our homes too. Unfortunately, our homes and our pets don’t always coexist. Our pets become part of our family, but they also leave behind allergens, smells, spots, stains, and dander which can cause health issues like asthma and allergies. If you choose to adopt an animal into your family, it’s especially important to make every effort you can to keep your house clean.


Easier said than done, right? We know keeping our homes clean is a difficult task and it feels like a one-step-forward-two-steps-back process, but it is possible! So here are four “best practices” when it comes to keeping your home clean.


1. Keep your pets well groomed

Animal fur attracts dirt, dust, and pollen as they go outside to play or to use the bathroom. Even hypoallergenic animals carry a certain amount of pollen and dirt that can get in your home and cause problems. We recommend bathing and grooming your animals at least once a month to keep their fur clean and dirt free.

Most animals don’t like being bathed and it can be a hassle. For some people, it might even be worth it to have a professional groom your pet. Many animal supply stores also do pet grooming or at least can recommend a good groomer. It’s also important to keep their nails and claws trimmed, not only for their health but for your home as well. Long nails and claws can scratch traditional hardwood flooring or even snag on your carpet! If you don’t feel like a professional grooming is right for you, have your kids do it. After all, it builds character.


2. Vacuum and dust frequently

Though keeping your pets clean is very important, even clean pets can still bring dirt into your home. There is just no substitute for a vacuum, a duster, and a little elbow grease. Doing those traditional cleaning tasks frequently traditional go a long way to keep dust and dirt from accumulating and agitating asthma or allergy symptoms. These smalls things add up and can leave your house with feeling fresh every day.


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3. Get your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned

The fabric that carpet and upholstery are made and act as a filter that traps dust and allergens and keeps them from circulating in the air. That is good news for us! But like any filter, they eventually get full of dust and dirt and lose their effectiveness.  Cleaning the dirt from upholstery and carpets is a crucial part of keeping a clean home with good air quality.

The process at Green Leaf Chem-Dry harnesses the power of hot carbonation to clean your carpet and upholstery better than traditional carpet cleaning methods. Millions of tiny bubble penetrate deep into your carpet and upholstery and extract it. And unlike traditional carpet shampooing that leaves your carpets soaking wet for a couple days, Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extract uses less water, allowing your carpet and upholstery to dry in a matter of hours. You’ll be back to normal life in no time!


4. Clean your pet’s “accidents” with special, urine removal solution

When urine dries, it crystallizes and becomes more difficult to clean. Green Leaf Chem-Dry offers products that dissolve urine left over from whatever accidents they might have had. With a blacklight inspection, we are able to target and identify the stains left by dried urine. With Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment, those stains and their subsequent odors can be taken care of, leaving your carpets looking like new again.


We love our pets but we love our homes too. There is no reason that we can’t both! It is more difficult, but let Green Leaf Chem-Dry in Mississauga make it easier for you. If you have any more questions, feel free to call and consult with us about your home. We are always happy to help, especially when it comes down to your pets! For more information or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call 647-933-0095.