We’re living in a progressive world. We’re at the end of 2018 and so much has changed within the space of a year. Something we have seen gain popularity is the introduction of dog-friendly offices. Whether your manager’s French Bulldog is an unofficial member of the team or your copywriters Spaniel likes to pop in once a week, we’re beginning to enjoy having dogs in the office.
However, having a dog around isn’t always as dreamy as you’d expect. Even if everyone on your team loves dogs, your office carpets might not. From leaving a trail of muddy paws to fur malting on the furniture, dogs can add more cleaning jobs to professional environments. This may lead to a need for specialist cleaning.
How to Enjoy having Dogs in the Office
Dogs can be a fantastic way to create a more welcoming environment. However, shed fur and bad smells could leave your clients and visitors feeling off-put when making their way into the building. However, it is possible to create a dog-friendly space while keeping your office clean and fresh.
Invest in a Good Hoover
When it comes to removing dog hairs, the ability to do so comes down to the quality of your hoover. If your current hoover isn’t doing the job as well as you’d like, then it’s time to consider an upgrade. You should look for a hoover that has powerful suction, good brush options and a high-quality filter to ensure it can perform as you need. Don’t forget to hoover at least every other day to keep the place fur-free and avoid triggering any allergies.
Clean all Dog Accessories
If your office often has dog beds, blankets and toys that are used regularly, it is important to keep them clean. Wash and replace them as often as possible to remove bad smells and prevent any bacteria from spreading. Any fabrics must be washed on high heat to keep them truly clean.
No matter how well you train your dog, it’s normal for accidents to occur. When they do, act fact. This will help to avoid permanent stains and long-lasting smells. Any equipment used for these accidents should be kept on hand at all times. This may include, rubber gloves, plastic bags and a cleaning spray that is powerful and enzyme-based.
Keep it Fresh
During winter, it may not be so easy to leave the windows open. However, ensuring your workplace is well airs is one way to minimise any pet smells that linger throughout the room. If you find that it is not possible to open the window each day, air fresheners can help. Combine that with odour eliminator sprays and your office will remain smelling as fresh as a daisy!
Talk to the Experts
If you would like some assistance with keeping your office both welcoming for visitors and your four-legged pals, then look no further. Get in touch with today to see how we can keep your workplace a sparkling, clean environment.