Rug Doctor Encourages Pet Adoption and Shares Pet Cleaning Secrets
Choosing to own a pet can be a big decision for an individual or family to make. First considering what kind of pet is suitable, and then focusing on all the responsibility involved can be a challenging, yet rewarding, task. In honor of National Pet Month in May, Rug Doctor, (http://rugdoctor.com/), the manufacturer of the most convenient do-it-yourself hot water extraction carpet cleaning machines and products, is offering some advice for soon-to-be pet owners to prepare them for pet adoption and current pet owners to provide some Rug Doctor cleaning secrets.
A dog owner herself, Lauren McCann, rental brand manager and spokesperson for Rug Doctor, knows the challenges that come along with being a parent to a pet.
"I've personally found that Rug Doctor's Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner and Urine Eliminator trigger spray is ideal for pet owners," said McCann. "Whether you're doing a deep clean with the Pet Formula to remove the source of odors and stains, or using in-between treatments with the Urine Eliminator trigger spray, Rug Doctor will have you prepared for all the messes that accompany a furry companion."
Preparing for a Pet
Aside from its ample line of pet products, Rug Doctor is a pet-adoption enthusiast and encourages those who are thinking about purchasing a pet to adopt or donate to the many helpless animals at shelters in their area this May for National Pet Month. Before adopting a pet, it's important to ask yourself some questions:
Are you ready to make a long-term commitment? Can you afford a pet? Will your lifestyle be beneficial for a pet?
Before quickly saying 'yes' to all of these questions, make a thorough checklist of things to consider. Not only the must-haves (i.e. cost of food, vet bills and other supplies) but the time to spend with your pet and an environment in which they will be happy.
Cleaning up after your Pet
Whether you're a seasoned pet parent or have just adopted your first pet, it's important to have the right tools on hand and have a checklist of actions to take to help clean up after your pet. When it comes to pesky pet messes, Rug Doctor is the expert in making them disappear. Follow these helpful tips and your home will be spick-and-span in no time.
Messes on the Carpet: When you see your pet made a mess on the carpet, it's important to move fast. When urine hits the air, it breaks down into ammonia – which can bleach your carpet. Rug Doctor's Pet Formula helps remove the source of odors and stains for both urine and non-urine pet messes and can be used along with a Rug Doctor machine. If you don't have immediate access to your Rug Doctor machine, try the Urine Eliminator trigger spray for a quick fix in-between deep cleans to diminish stains and odors.
Messes Left Behind: If you've been out of the house for a while, it may be hard to tell where your pet left a mess, or you may wonder if you overlooked a spot while cleaning. An inexpensive handheld black light can do the trick and is available at most home improvement and pet supplies stores. Once you've found the areas that need deep-cleaning, utilize Rug Doctor's Urine Eliminator carpet cleaner or Pet Formula.
Hairy Messes: Pets shed a lot leaving your furniture, carpet and all the nooks and crannies in your house looking like a fur ball. It's important for pet owners to know that vacuuming regularly will help remove pet hair and dander from your carpet and rugs, but vacuuming alone is not enough. If you have pets, Rug Doctor recommends deep cleaning your carpet at least every three months with a hot-water extractor. You can also use Rug Doctor machines on furniture with the Upholstery Hand Tool. To eliminate a foul-smelling pet bed in the house, buy one that is machine washable and wash it on a high temperature with your regular laundry detergent and spray with a diluted version of Rug Doctor's Odor Remover (50% Odor Remover, 50% water) to help remove odors.
For more information on Rug Doctor, its pet products and other products to keep your home smelling and looking fresh, visit Rug Doctor's website at http://rugdoctor.com/.
About Rug Doctor
Rug Doctor cleaning systems have earned the prestigious Platinum Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute. The company rents more than four million machines annually through retail outlets in the U.S. Rug Doctor markets solutions including: Anti-Allergen Carpet Cleaner, Oxy-Steam® Carpet Cleaner, Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner, Hi-Traffic Pre-Treatment, Urine Eliminator, Spot & Stain Remover, Odor Remover and Upholstery Cleaner. For more information, please visit www.rugdoctor.com; also, look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Natalie Wilson, 214-443-7588
Lauren McCann, 972-673-1400