Pet Friendly Cleaners
As pet owners, you’re no doubt aware that there are many, many ways your four-legged friends can dirty your living environment. From fur and dander to stains and odors, your pets are masters of mess. Couple that with the myriad different surface types present in most homes and you’ve suddenly got a lot of cleaning to do.
Thing is, your pets interact with those surfaces in a much more intimate way than we humans do. They sniff and lick and are generally closer to the surfaces in question. They’re also more sensitive to chemicals and cleaners which can make it even more difficult to keep your space clean. As such, it’s important to find cleaning products for each surface that do the job and pet friendly to boot. There are many brands on the market that are both eco-friendly and pet friendly and a quick search of the internet will yield a long list of results.
At HouseMaids, we’re not so much concerned about the brand you choose but, rather, that all surfaces are appropriately cleaned. In light of that, we’ve compiled a list of surfaces that should be considered when searching for pet friendly cleaners.
Fur and dander is like snow – it gets everywhere and can accumulate over time to cause a real mess for homeowners. While a regular broom does a great job of corralling all that hair, fine particles still remain. In the past, your only option was a mop or sponge and bucket. Now, though, homeowners have a plethora of simple, easy-to-use wet-mop options. Some use chemical-infused sheets while others use washable pads and steam to get your floors squeaky clean.
Counters, Tabletops, Shelves, Etc.
These are the surfaces we as humans use most (aside from the floors) so it’s important to make sure they are clean and safe for contact by both humans and the food they eat. A good multi-surface cleaner is important for cleaning up after pet-generated, and human-generated, messes.
Carpets attract stains like honey attracts ants. Carpets also have the dubious honor of holding on to those stains despite your best efforts so it’s important to get a carpet cleaner that works the first time. Some of the best tackle both stains and odors to leave your carpets looking and smelling like new.
Hard Floors (Again)
While wet mops are great for most messes, some stains need more concentrated power than the mop itself can offer. That’s why a dedicated mopping solution is also important for most homes. It can remove pretty much anything your pet tracks in.
This is an aspect of cleaning that most homeowners overlook. They assume that the normal soap they use at home is good for removing pet odors. Unfortunately, it’s not. A laundry booster is necessary to remove odor from items your pet has slept on, soiled, or just generally made messy. Nice thing is, it can be used on your clothes as well to remove urine, feces, blood, vomit, grease, and oil.
As homeowners, we want our bathroom to be clean – for our own health and the health of our pets. To kill those tough germs that gather in bathrooms, an eco-friendly, pet friendly cleaner is of primary importance. Many of the cleaners that fall into this category are free of ammonia, chlorine, bleach, paraben, and phosphates that can harm pets of all species.
This is another surface that homeowners often overlook but how often do your pets get up close and personal with your windows? Quite often if they are anything like our pets. Pet friendly window cleaners are often made with plant-based, biodegradable ingredients and contain no ammonia, bleach, phosphorous, or dyes.
HouseMaids is proud to use eco-friendly and pet friendly cleaners in all the cleaning we do. Whether it’s business, commercial or home cleaning, you can be sure that your surfaces are safe for both human and pet contact. HouseMaids offers this service to the residents of Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Bradenton, Bayshore Gardens, and surrounding areas.