Being able to take your furry friend on the go is something dog owners love to do, and more and more workplaces are becoming increasingly dog-friendly. Although dogs are cute and cuddly, man’s best friend can also get incredibly dirty, and bring that mess indoors with them! If your workplace is dog-friendly, or maybe you are toying with the idea of becoming dog-friendly, we have identified the best floor cleaning tips for dog-friendly workplaces that promote a healthy, safe, and productive environment.
Sweeping and Dusting is Key
Whether you have laminate, tile, or carpeting, you are sure to experience pet hair, dirt, debris, food, and more on a daily basis in dog-friendly workplaces. Different types of flooring require different types of care, but when it comes to dog-friendly workplaces, sweeping and floor dusting is essential to maintaining a pet hair and debris free workspace. To avoid having to mop or vacuum frequently, you should conduct a thorough sweep or dusting at least once daily to manage the day-to-day appearance and cleanliness of your workplace. Not only will this keep your floors looking sharp, but it mitigates the risk of dogs ingesting things that could be harmful to them. Areas of your workplace which see high traffic from both people and dogs such as entryways, walkways, and their owners’ offices should be given extra attention to offset the higher levels of dog hair, dirt, debris, and other messes that are often seen in dog-friendly workplaces.
By sweeping or dusting your dog-friendly workplace’s floors daily, you will be able to cut down on the frequency at which your floors have to be deep cleaned by mopping or carpet cleaning. Often, mopping and carpet cleaning requires a substantial amount of time to be set aside, forcing you to have to shut down a portion, or all operations to complete. Staying on top of the daily debris and buildup allows you to minimize the frequency at which you must conduct DEEP cleaning methods.
When the time comes to conduct a deeper clean, many dog-friendly workplaces opt to hire a professional commercial cleaner. A professional cleaner has the tools and training to conduct a thorough clean that can get out even the toughest stains! Dog-friendly workplaces are more likely to be susceptible to tougher stains and tricky buildup just by nature, and a professional takes the stress of floor care off your staff’s backs and gives your workplace peace of mind for both people and pets.
Safe Cleaners for Dog-Friendly Workplaces
Dog owners and dog lovers alike are aware that their furry counterparts cannot have certain things such as chocolate, avocado, and onions. However, many are unaware of just how many cleaning agents are incredibly toxic to dogs. Regardless of what type of floor cleaning you are conducting in your dog-friendly workspace, you need to ensure that you are using pet-safe cleaning agents. When trying to identify whether a floor cleaner is dog-safe, check the label for the details. Cleaners that include formaldehyde, isopropyl alcohol and phenols are designated as being some of the most common cleaning agents that can be seriously dangerous or even fatal if ingested by animals. Luckily, many brands offer floor cleaners that are specifically made for dog friendly spaces. Whether you are conducting your floor cleaning yourself, or contracting a professional, make sure that dog-friendly cleaners are always being used.
Establish a Consistent Routine
Establishing a consistent floor cleaning routine for your dog-friendly workspace is the secret to making it work successfully. Having a set closing – or opening – routine that designates time(s) to sweep, dust, mop, or carpet clean can minimize the hassle of maintaining floors in a dog-friendly workspace by reducing the capacity for buildup, staining, or damage. Taking time throughout the day to wipe down floors and clean up any dirt, food, or even accidents allows you to focus less on maintenance and more on getting work done with your furry friends to keep you – and your coworkers company. Your floor cleaning routine should be consistent and combine both internal cleaning practices and the help of a professional floor cleaning service provider.
Working in or running a dog-friendly workplace can be great, but it must be met with appropriate floor cleaning care to maintain a tidy space that is safe for people and pets alike! If you are looking to establish a floor cleaning routine for your dog-friendly workplace, connect with the cleaning experts at Partner Solutions Facility Services to get started.
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