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How to Keep Your Home Super Clean With Pets

According to studies, people who share their home with a four-legged friend or two tend to be happier and healthier. Of course, a clean home is also important for our well-being and as pet owners, we have our work cut out for us when it comes to cleaning up after our beloved furballs. Shedding pet hair, paw prints, food stains, and other messes can make it a constant challenge to maintain a tidy home.

An easy and effective way to tackle this issue is to have your place in Oshawa, Scarborough, Markham or surrounding communities in the Greater Toronto Area regularly cleaned by a reputable home cleaning company. To keep your pets safe and help minimize the mess between your maid service visits, we’ve provided some tips on how to clean a home with pets. Read on.

Where in Oshawa can I hire a top-rated home cleaning company

How do you deep clean a house with pets?

Cleaning a home with dogs or cats poses unique challenges. Before you undertake any type of cleaning tasks, always be sure to put safety first. For areas of the home that your pet can access, you need to steer clear of cleaning products that contain chlorine, bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, or glycol ethers, as these can be harmful to pets. Deep cleaning a pet-friendly home will likely require tackling issues such as shedding, dirt from outside and lingering odours.


A lint roller is an excellent tool for cleaning up after a pet that likes to lounge on your furniture. The roller quickly picks up hair and fur from virtually any surface, including beds, sofas, tables, chairs, rugs or clothing. What’s more, they’re inexpensive and easy to use. Check your local dollar store for them and keep a few handy to use around the house.


Even with your best efforts to keep your pet’s paws clean, they still manage to bring dirt and mud inside, especially when they’ve been outside during wet weather. Pets that frequently play outside will inevitably track some mud onto your carpet or furniture.

Here’s how to remove mud stains in 5 simple steps:

  • Let the stain dry completely before cleaning it
  • Gently brush away and vacuum as much of the dirt as possible
  • Clean the stain with a soft cloth using either a mix of dish soap and water (one teaspoon per cup of warm water), or a vinegar-based solution (two teaspoons of white vinegar per 4 cups of warm water)
  • Finish by laying paper towels or clean cloths over the area to absorb any excess moisture

How do you keep your house smelling good with pets?

Minimizing odours can be difficult when you have one or more pets at home. Odours tend to be concentrated in areas where your pet hangs around the most, such as a child’s bedroom or the family room. In addition to regular cleaning, try some of these suggestions to help keep your home smelling fresh.

  • Invest in an air purifier to help circulate and improve the quality of air in your home
  • Open windows occasionally to bring in fresh air
  • Sprinkle baking soda on surfaces that tend to attract pet odours (upholstery, carpeting, fabrics, etc.), leave it overnight, and vacuum up the following morning
  • Use a pet-safe waterless shampoo to freshen up your pet between baths
  • Buy an odour-resistant collar for your pet

A professional, pet-friendly maid service can also do wonders to help you maintain a fresh clean home and soak up more happy time with your four-legged friend!

How do you keep your house smelling good with pets

Where in Oshawa can I hire a top-rated home cleaning company?

Want to book a maid service, but you’re worried about how your pet will react to the presence of cleaners in your home? At Hire A Maid, we say: no worries! We have many happy clients with pets. Our cleaners are appreciated for their excellent cleaning skills as well as their likability around pets, and our clients frequently comment on this in their reviews and 5-star ratings.

We’ve been providing clients across Oshawa, Downtown Toronto, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke and other parts of the Greater Toronto Area with recurring and one-time cleaning services since 2008. We’ll create a custom cleaning plan that perfectly meets the needs of your home and all the members of your household.

Give us a call or fill out our online form to request your free, tailored quote today. Let our well-trained and WSIB protected cleaners take care of the cleaning, while you relax with your furry friends, or take them out for a fun afternoon at the Harmony Valley Park.