Tips on Cleaning Up After Pets

Dogs pee indoors. It’s a part of life that can become quite a nuisance if not dealt with. If your dogs urine isn’t entirely picked up off your carpet, you can expect your dog to do it again, marking their territory. Dogs use their urine to show other dogs dominance, so it’s in their nature to pee everywhere. Of course, if your dog is spayed or neutered, they won’t pee indoors at much, but it still happens every once and awhile. Below are some tips on how to prevent your doing from peeing inside your home.

  • Neuter or spay your dog, as this will reduce the amount that the dogs pee indoors.

  • Potty train your puppy as early as possible.

  • Distinguish right from wrong. If your dog pees outside, give them a treat. If they do their business in doors, correct them immediately.

  • Confine your dog to certain areas of your home, kind of like a baby.

Properly Cleaning Urine:

Clean up the mess as soon as possible! Extraction is key.

Clean-up mix:

  • Distilled white

  • Water

  • Spray bottle

  • White cloths/towels

  • Cold water

Pour about 4 capfuls of distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle filled almost 3/4 with water and gently shake. Extract the urine with the white cloths as much as you possibly can, using a solid blotting motion. Move the cloth to a clean piece of towel when a good amount of urine is soaked up. Get as much urine out as possible with the white cloth before you start spraying. Put the spray bottle against the carpet and generously spray the stain, and allow the solution to get into the carpet pad. Let the solution sit for a minute. Now pour the cold water onto the stain spot and blot it out just like the urine.

Dealing with the Headache of Water Damage

Water Damage Restoration

It doesn’t happen too often in Southern California, but floods do come up every now and again. A flood can result in a ton of damage, ruining furniture, carpet, upholstery and more components of your home. Floods can also give you health risks if not handled professionally and thoroughly. There can be contamination of water, and even food because of the improper clean-up of a flood. The worst case scenario is that you or your loved ones can become infected. Additionally, there’s an increased chance for mold-growth in your home if your house isn’t properly restored after a flood.

The bottom line is that if you experience a flood, then you will need to hire professional help. Professional cleaners have the equipment for removing water, drying your home and dehumidifying your house. On top of that, professional cleaners have special gear to wear, protecting them from getting infected while restoring your home. If you plan to clean up or restore your flooded home, then there’s a high risk of getting sick. Professional cleaners will also test out your water when the clean up is finished to see that the water purifying system in your home is safe. Professionals will have you covered and get all the steps done thoroughly.

The areas where flooding most often occurs are at places like Escondido or Imperial Beach. Professional cleaners are certified in handling water damage restoration and most are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attempting to clean up the mess a flood leaves behind is a feat too great to accomplish on your own. Watching a 10 minute video or reading up on water damage restoration for 5 minutes will not be enough in attacking the damage a flood can do. So don’t hesitate to call professional cleaners to help you get the job done the right way.