Many people view their pets as members of the family and take them to work with them, but this can make life more challenging when it comes to keeping a clean workspace; furry friends tend to shed, and their pet dander can make life harder for those with allergies.
What can you do to keep a clean office with feline or canine companions?
Use Pet-Safe Cleaners
The first and most important thing you can do for your pets is to implement safe products in place of harsh chemicals. Think of it this way: Your pets spend far more time on the floor than you do. If that cleaner you used to mop the floors is toxic to pets, they will bear the brunt of it.
Look for bottles that promote their pet-friendly natures and steer clear of bottles with ingredients like:
- Phenols and phthalates
- Rubbing alcohol
You might be better off with natural ingredients like baking soda and/or vinegar.
The hardest part of keeping a clean workspace with your furry friends is how they shed all over the floor, furniture, clothes, and more. You’ll need to embrace the idea that you must vacuum more frequently with pets at the office.
This would be the right time to invest in a quality vacuum that will last and has strong suction to pick up all of that loose fur.
Prevent Messes in the First Place
Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to minimize messes created by your pets is to head them off before they even really get legs. This means you may need to invest in regular grooming for your pets for a professional groomer. Alternatively, you might spend some time each morning brushing them outside to keep loose hair from floating around your office.
Another way to prevent messes is to keep cleaning supplies by the door your pets go in and out of. These supplies can include things like old towels to dry off wet dogs or spray cleaners to pick up mud they tracked in from outside. Doormats are a huge help when it comes to keeping messes from spreading.
Get Professional Help
The easiest way to minimize the mess your furry friends create is to stay on top of things. If you lack the time to clean, it might be worth looking into professional services that can assist you with making your office and workspace clean, beautiful, and free of fur.
Anago Cleaning Systems features commercial janitorial services to meet every need you may have when it comes to cleaning. When four-legged friends are coming in and out of the office, contact us today to learn how we can help you get your office sparkling!