It’s that time of the year again. You know, when you’re just about to fall over from a combination of allergies and general “I-don’t-want-to” laziness?
Well, don’t worry because if you don’t seem to have the time to get a quotation for office cleaning, we’ve still got you covered! Pet owners need their offices cleaned too (or at least they should) and we’re here for them.
We want to help make this task as easy as possible by providing some tips on how to clean your office so it doesn’t turn into an episode of Hoarders: Office Edition.
Choose The Right Disinfectant For Your Pets
Pets can be sensitive when it comes to disinfectants, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t disinfect your area.
We recommend using a cleaner that is labeled “pet safe” because some of them can be harmful to your animals.
It’s important to use one with fewer fumes so that you don’t make your pets even more sensitive than they already are.
Some people also worry about the chemicals, but we assure you that it isn’t a problem.
The most popular chemical disinfectant for pet owners right now is called Quat or Chlorine Dioxide (in liquid form) which has a 97% kill rate on bacteria when used at an appropriate concentration in combination with other cleaning agents like water and bleach. This type of detergent should only take 30 seconds-120 Seconds per gallon, depending on.
Keep Your Pets Outside While Cleaning
Even with the safest supplies, you shouldn’t risk your pet’s safety, that is why keeping your pets outside while you clean is a must.
Once again, the keyword here is “pet safe.”
Cleaning with pets lying and playing around can make the job harder to do and can also expose them to harmful chemicals.
To do this, simply allow your pets to run around the front or backyard, but make sure that they are supervised.
If your pets aren’t outdoor-friendly, simply put them in a different room during the time you’re cleaning and then bring them back when it’s all finished, showing off your hard work!
This will also help prevent accidents from happening inside while you clean (we’ll talk about this more later).
Don’t Allow Your Pets to Go Near Cleaners
Some cleaners can be harmful to your animals if they ingest them.
It’s important that you keep them out of the area where cleaning is occurring, and even more so when using strong chemicals such as bleach or ammonia.
We recommend placing a towel on the floor in front of any open doors or windows since those are areas where they’re most likely going to congregate for attention from their owner while you clean!
If there’s anything else they could chew on besides furniture, then make sure it stays out of reach, too.
The best way to do all this would be by setting up “pet-free zones” with gates around certain rooms or sections in order to contain them and prevent any accidents from happening.
If you’re unable to do this, be sure to keep an eye on where they are and make them stay there!
Be Sure to Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Solutions
The best cleaning solutions are those natural and eco-friendly ones because they will kill bacteria without harming your pets.
If you don’t have any that are natural, then we recommend using cleaners that use less harmful chemicals, such as vinegar and lemon juice for disinfecting purposes or baking soda to scrub stains from the floor.
You can also try a steamer to sanitize surfaces with little effort!
Baking soda is one of our favorites because it’s safe on all kinds of materials while still being effective at killing germs and removing tough odors.
It’s also cost-effective, so why not give it a shot? You might be surprised by how much better your office smells when you’re done, too!
Take Off Food Bowls When Cleaning The Floor
Food bowls can be a mess, especially when your pets don’t finish everything in there. When you’re cleaning, it’s best that you remove your food bowls, so they don’t get in the way.
If you need to leave them out, make sure that their lids are on tight and that they’re up off of any flooring surfaces!
When cleaning, it’s important not to just focus on what is visible. A good cleaner will be able to remove hard-to-see spots as well as stains from furniture or carpet with little effort.
It might seem like a lot at first, but if you keep these tips handy while petting your pets, then you’ll find yourself enjoying having an office again without worrying about hurting the furry ones who share everything with us, humans!
A clean office is an important part of running a successful business. It may seem like it’s not as big of a deal for small businesses with fewer employees, but even these offices still need to stay tidy.
However, cleaning your office can be difficult if you have pets that shed or are scared of the vacuum cleaner and they keep knocking over their water bowl when you try to mop the floor.
With this pet-friendly guide on how to clean your office without driving yourself crazy, you’ll be able to spend less time scrubbing up after your furry friends and more time focusing on growing your company!
Venessa Lam has years of experience in the cleaning industry. During her free time, she will share some cleaning tips and guides.