We love our fur babies, but they can be tough on floors. With today's technological advances, there's no reason you can't have both pets and a carpet installation. 

Many mills have created carpets with extra durability and stain resistance. Some mills, like Dream Weaver, Masland, and Mohawk, offer pet protection warranties. 

Here are some everyday things you can do to maintain your carpets. 

Vacuum your carpet regularly

Animal dander weighs down carpeting and absorbs odors. Vacuum regularly and thoroughly. 

Get into corners, under furniture, and even in closets. In short, anywhere the dander can travel and hide. 

powders are suitable for deodorizing rooms, keeping them smelling fresh. Just be sure to use one with natural ingredients and is chemical-free, so they aren't toxic to humans or pets. Ask our carpet store experts for advice on the best ones.

Keep up with carpet grooming

Clean pets result in clean carpets and happy homes! Bath them regularly and brush them frequently. 

Clean the paws regularly, especially between the toes where soil, mud, and leaves can hide. Speaking of paws, keep nails trimmed so they don't pull and unravel carpet fibers–especially in looped constructions.

Deep clean regularly

Most mills require that carpets be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Warranties often state that not following will void protections. 

Deep cleaning will remove pet stains, dander, and odors and keep your carpet in Abilene, TX, smelling fresh and looking great. 

A word of caution: don't try it yourself with one of those rental machines. Common rookie mistakes are overwatering, using too much soap, and not rinsing well enough. 

This leads to mold and mildew growth and an even bigger smell. 

Other ideas include: 

  1. Using area rugs or runners in high-traffic areas
  2. Wiping spills immediately (cats and dogs tend to knock over glasses
  3. Spot cleaning when necessary

Visit our carpet store for more information

Texas is known for bigger everything. And Menke Inc is no exception, with immense quality, inventory, and customer service. You'll see carpet in Abilene, TX, like Cape Town by Fabrica or Rogue by Engineered Floors-Pentz Commercial.

We provide the highest quality flooring products, with a strong focus on customer service. Our showroom is in Abilene, TX, and we service Abilene, Sweetwater, Breckenridge, Albany, and Wylie, TX.