More and more offices are becoming dog-friendly, with employees’ four-legged friends sometimes becoming part of the team. No matter how often you see them around, the professional spaces are now increasingly open to canine pups.
While dogs can be a fun way to add a family feel and personality to the workplace, those not-so-great little extras like shredded fur and musty smells could send clients and contacts who visit your offices running in the opposite direction. But it is possible to embrace the best of both worlds (a dog-friendly space without the unprofessional mess), as long as you have a great cleaning regime in place.
Here’s how to clean up after your workplace’s furriest inhabitants:
1) Invest in a top-notch vacuum
You (or your cleaning team) will need a good quality vacuum to effectively remove dog hair if your workplace has carpets. Powerful suction, excellent brush options, and a top-of-the-line filter are all essential in a vacuum cleaner that is up to the task. You’ll want to hoover at least every other day (if pets are permanent office fixtures) in order to keep the place visibly fur-free, avoid triggering anyone’s allergies and steer clear of that musty pet smell. Of course, you can always hire a special cleaning team that has the equipment and a ready-to-go carpet cleaning program.
2) Clean all dog accessories
If you keep a dog bed, blankets, or toys in your offices, you’ll need to clean or replace them regularly to reduce bad odors and breeding bacteria. Wash any fabrics on high heat to keep them truly clean.
3) Take action against accidents
No matter how well-trained your dog is, accidents happen. When they do, you need to act very quickly to avoid permanent stains and long-lasting whiffs. Keep the equipment you need to deal with any ‘whoopsies’ on hand. This kit may include rubber gloves, plastic bags, and a powerful, enzyme-based cleaning spray that will destroy any nasty bacteria.
4) Freshen up
It’s not easy to leave windows open during the cooler months, but ensuring your workplace is well aired is one way to minimize lingering pet smells. If you can’t give your office a dose of fresh air each day, investing in air fresheners (such as plug-ins and reed diffusers) is one way to ensure that your office continues to smell inviting and professional.
Arrange spotless cleaning for your office, whether it’s a pet-friendly workplace or strictly dog-free. North Hills Facility Services, Inc. can help you with all your commercial cleaning needs.
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