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Oh, the joys of cat ownership! (Although the cat in question might object that it’s more a case of human ownership #felinism). Purrs and cuddles and squinty-eyed loving looks are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a conveniently-situated furball coughed up on your carpet…. And the resulting stain deposited below.

At BCS, we’ve been handling the unadvertised horrors of feline ownership for our clients for over thirty years. Here’s the lowdown on how to remove pesky furball stains from carpet:

1 Remove the hairball using a piece of paper towel and discard.

2 Create a solution of one part plain white vinegar and two parts water. Spray liberally over the affected area.

3 Blot dry using clean paper towels.

If after employing this very complicated method you’re still struggling with furball stains, or if the stains are older and seem to be set in the carpet, call BCS today at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your carpet set to rights in a jiffy!

Cats are lovely. If they’re litter-trained, have a nice disposition, and don’t spontaneously claw your face off in a fit of pique. But a big downside to having a
feline in the family is, well, all that FUR. It may be hair-etical to complain about but that hair just gets EVERYWHERE – blankets, couches, carpets, bedding – not to mention frequently up one’s nose (very tickly).

If your sofa is riddled with pokey little kitty hairs and you’re at your wit’s end trying to eradicate them, have no fear – BCS is here! Follow our simple strategy for eliminating cat hair from couches in a jiffy:

1 Suck up any clumps of fur with a hand vacuum. It’s much easier to man-handle (or woman-handle, as the case may be #feminism) than a full-size vacuum and will help you easily reach into corners.

2 If your kitty has a favorite spot on the sofa, run a squeegee or damp rubber glove over the surface to collect the fur and then discard the resulting pile of fluff.

3 If there are still stubborn cling-ons, use a sticky lint roller over the surface to remove the last vestiges of feline fluffitude.

4 Consider investing in the dark arts of fur-maintenance (buy a special kitty
furbrush). Regular use can remove loose hairs before they have a chance to float off and lie in wait of your nostrils.

If you’re still struggling to get a grip on in-grown hairs (in the couch, that is), give the carpet and fabric-cleaning professionals at BCS a call. We have gotten to grips with feline fluffdom throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, and will have your sofa restored to its former fibers in no time. Call us today at 801 561 1730.

Dogs are lovely. If they’re well-trained, have a nice disposition, and don’t bite you. But a big downside to canine cohabitation is, well, all that FUR. It may be hair-etical to complain about but that doggone hair just gets EVERYWHERE – blankets, couches, carpets, bedding – not to mention frequently up one’s nose (very tickly).

 

If your sofa is riddled with pokey little dog hairs and you’re at your wit’s end trying to eradicate them, have no fear – BCS is here! Follow our simple strategy for eliminating dog hair from couches in a jiffy:

 

1          Suck up any clumps of fur with a hand vacuum. It’s much easier to man-handle (or woman-handle, as the case may be #feminism) than a full-size vacuum and will help you easily reach into corners.

 

2          If your dog has a favorite spot on the sofa, run a squeegee or damp rubber glove over the surface to collect the fur and then discard the resulting pile of fluff.

 

3          If there are still stubborn cling-ons, use a sticky lint roller over the surface to remove the last vestiges of caninehood.

 

4          Consider training Fido in the dark arts of self-fur-maintenance (invest in a doggy hairbrush).

 

If you’re still struggling to get a grip on in-grown hairs (in the couch, that is), give the professionals at BCS a call. We have gotten to grips with canine fluffdom throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, and will have your sofa restored to its former fibers in no time. Call us today at 801 561 1730.

Turtles are adorable with their ancient, wise little faces and slow shuffle. Until their little leggies can’t get them to the turtle bathroom in time and they relieve themselves on your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For reptilian poop on a rug or carpet, pick up as much as you can with paper towels, then spray on a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts cool water. Blot and allow to dry. This will disinfect and de-smelly the area.

If there is a stain left, use a carpet spot-treatment to get the last of it up.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite relieved the situation (pardon the pun!), give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

Turtles are adorable with their ancient, wise little faces and slow shuffle. Until their little leggies can’t get them to the turtle bathroom in time and they pee on your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For urine on a rug or carpet, blot – never rub – to absorb as much of the liquid as possible, then cover with a generous sprinkling of baking soda. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda is its fancy name) is a miracle product, and it’s worth investing in a Costco-sized crate of the stuff for multiple stain-related emergencies. Let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming up.

If you’re still left with more bird DNA on your carpet than you’d like, mix together a half cup of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) and one teaspoon of ammonia (use a clothes peg for your nose); apply to the affected area with a rag and leave to do its thing for thirty minutes, then blot dry.

For a final rescue remedy, saturate the area with club soda (the fizzy will help loosen and lift any leftover discoloration) and blot dry again.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite rescued you from turtle tinkle, give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

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