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Tips for Preventing Your Pets from Damaging Furniture

One thing’s for certain, the good people of Murfreesboro love their pets! And as a professional carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning business, we know those fur-babies keep us in business! But we’re homeowners too, and we don’t want our customers spending lots of money on upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning, outside of their regular maintenance schedule. Here are a few tips to help keep your furniture looking good, and keep your pets from being banished to the garage.

Give Your Pets Acceptable Things to Chew or Scratch

You can discourage your pets from chewing or scratching your furniture by providing them with acceptable alternatives. If your dog chews out of anxiety or boredom while you’re away, you can confine him to the kitchen or another room of the house that doesn’t contain furniture. Give him bones or toys to chew on so he won’t be tempted to go after the furniture. If you have a cat that routinely scratches up your furniture, get a good scratching pad or post and place it in the area that he or she typically scratches.

Groom Pets Regularly

If your furniture or upholstery is often covered in pet hair, you may need to groom your pets more often. Professional upholstery cleaning, couch cleaning, and carpet cleaning services will thoroughly remove pet hair from carpeting and furniture, which will in turn reduce household allergens and indoor pollution. You can minimize pet hair buildup between upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning services by grooming your pet regularly. Regular grooming removes excess hair and dander so that your pet will shed less in your home.

Protect Furniture from Stains and Spills

Accidents happen, and your pet may urinate or defecate on your furniture or carpeting. Pets are also sometimes guilty of knocking cups over, causing spills. The good news is that you can protect your furniture and carpeting from upholstery stains and carpet stains. Buy a waterproof furniture cover for chairs and sofas, or train your pets to stay off of your furniture. You can also ask a professional carpet cleaning company about stain-resistant carpeting, or carpet sprays that will protect your carpet from stains.

8 Tips for Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

It’s spring time in Middle Tennessee, and warmer weather means kids and pets bringing dirt into your home.  To keep your hardwood floors looking their best, follow these 8 easy tips from Drycon of Middle Tennessee.

  1. Wipe spills up immediately.  Accidents are inevitable, but be sure to clean spills quickly to limit staining.
  2. Place a mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into your home.  Limiting the debris brought in can help preserve your hardwood floors.
  3. Keep your pet’s nails trimmed.  This helps to avoid damage from scratches.
  4. Avoid cleaners that have ammonia, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soaps, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials.
  5. Sweep, dust and vacuum your hardwood floors regularly, at least once per week. 
  6. Protect your hardwood floors from direct sunlight.  Direct sunlight can cause discoloration and warping. 
  7. Use protective padding under the legs of furniture on your hardwoods. Replace hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.
  8. Protect high-traffic areas with area rugs.  This will help decrease the damage caused by normal wear and tear to your hardwood floors. 

Of course, regular professional cleaning can help protect your hardwood floors and extend their life.  Drycon of Middle Tennessee offers professional hardwood cleaning for just $60 per room or $75 per room with furniture moving.

If you live in the Middle Tennessee area, call 615-533-6641 to schedule your hardwood cleaning appointment today. 

Serving Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and surrounding areas, Drycon is your award winning carpet, hardwood, and upholstery cleaning service company. With our patented cleaning solutions, your hardwood floors will be clean and dry in 30 minutes.

5 Tips to Protect Your Carpet

5 Tips to Protect Your Carpet

Keeping your carpet clean and free from unsightly spots can be difficult, especially with children and pets. If your carpet does need a professional cleaning, Drycon Carpet Cleaning is here to help. We service Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and the greater Middle Tennessee Area. Click through for five tips to help your carpet stay clean and fresh.