How to Clean Up After Pets Properly

Pets are a huge responsibility. And like all living creatures, they like to make a mess when they prance and walk around. It can be the muddy paws or even some shed fur in the upholstered furniture at your home. All in all, our furry little pets need some cleaning after.

To keep your household free of any unwanted odor or animal hair, here are some tips that can help you clean after these furry friends:

Never Underestimate the Power of Cleanliness

If your pets are not bathed or scrubbed clean, then naturally your house will be playing host to all the dirt that they bring with them. That means double the effort, double the time and double the frustration of keeping your home sparklingly clean. It’s a good idea to give your pets a good bath and brush. Doing so ensures that the pet hair they shed is far less. Doing so means that you wont have to worry about a pungent body odor around thehouse. In fact, a good bath ensures that loose body hair can be easily cleaned up with the the help of a damp sponge or a lint brush. Soft hair means no more frustration in picking up these loose strands.

Removal of Pet Hair

Animals shed hair. That’s a fact. You also own carpets at home. That’s a fact too.When you combine the two, your carpet can become home to a lot of animal hair. Removing them with a vacuum is a good idea. With a good brush roll too. If its upholstery, then velour brushes are the right idea. Tape rollers also work. If you don’t have access to either, then try the rubber bottom sole of a clean tennis shoe. They can attract and remove fur with the help of light strokes.

Taking Care of Stains

A damp cloth mixed with water and one teaspoon of white vinegar can dilute stain spots left by animals. You should also consider cleaning solutions from the local pet store since they can eliminate odor as well as the stain. When using these products, its important to follow the directions. Sometimes your pets might have stomach problems. When that happens, the quicker you clean up their residue the better it is. The stains are acidic and can potentially damage your carpet. Taking care of them with a professional carpet detergent and hot water is important.

These tips can help you clean up after

your pets efficiently and properly.

Get Clean and Clear Floors – The Proper and Old-Fashioned Way


Cleaning floors is one of the most thankless jobs in the world. The sight of stains that refuse to go away, the sight of garbage that just needs a push to oblivion and the dust that just loves to hug the floors; all of them take a lot of effort to be rid of. So many of those TV commercials with ‘new and improved cleaning formulas’ are just marketing gimmicks since I can tell you those stains are not going away any time soon or with any less difficulty. Those commercials lie. Not even those ‘wonder mops’ seem to hack all of the dirt away.

The only thing that works, and has worked since time immemorial is a good old-fashioned scrub that involves a person with their hands and knees on their floor.The problem with today is that nobody has the time for that. We can’t do it as often as we should and that just makes the problem more complicated. Even when we do get to it, the problem just refuses to go away. Endless sweeping and scrubbing is the only way to get rid of the dirt and stains. Whether it is finding all those finicky hard to reach spots or keeping the kitchen floor as pearl-y white as possible, the only way we can get the results that we want is to do it all by hand.

There is something satisfying about cleaning the floors on our hands and knees. This way we know for sure that every nook and cranny has been accounted for and wiped clean. This way there are no lingering thoughts at the back of our mind that any area has been neglected. Because if they were neglected, the dust can multiply and render all the efforts meaningless if they blow to the wiped areas.

We always vacuumed every single space on the floor. After the vacuuming is done, we proceed with mopping and wiping. This way any leftover dust doesn’t interfere when its moping time, saving a lot of back and forth time in the process.

If the floors needed to look whiter than white, a scrub brush can help in this eventuality. So unless people can afford a maid to clean their room, they are better off not wasting money on wonder cleaning formulas or brushes but can instead, do it all by themselves with some good old fashioned scrubbing.

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How to Clean Your Carpet on Your Own

Carpets definitely add beauty and grace to your home, not to mention also keeps it warm if you’re living in a cold climate. But as much luxurious as it sounds, carpets can be quite a hassle to clean. Many people are afraid of the idea of cleaning a carpet because it requires so much work and effort! You can call GSR for professional cleaning carpet if you don’t have the will to do it all by yourself, however, if you think you’re brave enough to do it on your own – here are a few important tips. Note though that if you’re not careful, you could end up making a whole mess of the house.

Get a Carpet Cleaning Machine

Don’t attempt trying any home-made ideas if you’re house or room is fully carpeted. It will just create an unnecessary mess. The best way to clean a carpet is to invest in a carpet cleaning machine. These are easily available at home depots and should be a good investment if you have carpets at home. It’s better you purchase a new machine rather than buying a second-hand one because the older a machine, the weaker the vacuum. Oh and don’t forget to buy a carpet cleaning solution as well.

Pre-Vacuum Your Carpet

Ok, the first thing you’d do is pour the shampoo in the vacuum and start cleaning right? WRONG. Don’t do that. You need to first pre-vacuum the carpet just so that the soil gets dried and is easier to remove. Move the vacuum carefully over all directions of the carpet and make sure every nook and corner is covered.

Start the Cleaning by Wetting the Carpet

If you fill the shampoo in the machine and start using it, there will be a lot of residue left. So the better option is to separately pour the shampoo in a water spray bottle and start spraying the carpet evenly. Don’t over-spray it as it will make the carpet really wet and would leave hard residue. It will also be very difficult to dry the carpet if you use over wet it.
Once done, wait for atleast 15 minutes before you start cleaning it with the vacuum. Make sure to remove all of the cleaning solution and not to let any residue remain.
Now, simply leave your carpet to dry up. You can use a dryer if you can or switch on all the fan of the house to dry it up fast. The more air the room gets, the faster it will dry and there won’t be an unpleasant smell or humidity in the room. Make sure all the doors and windows are open and let the sunshine in.
Well, that’s it. That’s all there is to it. Just remember to take your time and do not take shortcuts. Follow these simple steps and you can easily clean your own carpet.

Is your public toilet too dirty to remember what it once looked like?

One thing that people seem to remember when they visit a store, restaurant or other place of business is the state of their public toilet. We do both major cleans as well as regular cleaning maintenance for a lot of businesses with public toilets. Keeping these toilets clean is not only very important for the hygiene of your staff and customers, but it is critical in maintaining the reputation for your business.

Often people are stunned at what a difference thorough cleaning makes, check out one of our recent major cleans that we did below.

Don’t forget, we love to help businesses maintain the hygiene of their work areas, toilets, kitchen and social areas so please let us know if there’s anything that we can do for you.

After GSR Cleaning Services (Public Toilet)
Before GSR Cleaning Services (Public Toilet)