How to keep a pet-friendly home clean

A vacuum with a good brush action also can dig in deep to carpets and upholstery to really clean thoroughly, the experts at House Beautiful says. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Sixty-eight percent of American households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association.Dogs, cats and other companion animals can be wonderful to have around, breathing energy into a family. Despite all of the advantages pets can bring, they tend to be a little messy; however, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have a pet and maintain a clean home. Homeowners can take a few extra steps to help things along.Manage pet fur. One of the persistent issues pet parents face is fur. Grooming the pet regularly – preferably outdoors – will help tame some of its fur. Covering sofas and other places where pets like to lounge with an old sheet can contain some of the fur w
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