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Cleaning Solutions for Your Pet Care Facility

Cleaning Solutions for Your Pet Care Facility

By Travis Hansen

Do the pets in your care fall ill often, even after trying out various cleaning solutions?

Most facility owners do not know the ideal way to keep their environment clean, and keeping your facility clean can be a challenge. The majority of the pet illnesses are caused by dirt which can easily be controlled. There are many ways to clean a facility, below are a few of the most common ways.

Using a standard broom and mop may be the first thing that comes to mind; first sweeping the floors to get the majority of bulk items of the floor (like hair), then pulling out the mop and mopping the facility. This method requires some more good old elbow grease—getting on the floor on your hands and knees—and will get the job done, but it’s not as through and sanitary as some of the other methods.

Drains are commonly installed throughout pet care facilities. The drains are installed into the floors in the aisle ways and sometimes into the kennels themselves. They drain the water that is sprayed on the floors by a standard hose or pressure washer to help keep the floors clean. This method works well but the majority of the debris must first be swept up, as not to clog the drainage system.

Unlike other kennel cleaning systems, a wet/dry cleaning system allows you to apply disinfectants or cleaners of your choice, as well as the capability to apply fresh, hot water, and dispose of the dirty water automatically down the drain. With the incorporation of technology in your kennel cleaning, you can remove soil and contaminants around the kennel and flush them down the drain. The surface is sprayed with a hot cleaning solution which is then vacuumed, leaving the surface dry, residue free and clean. The wet/dry cleaning method allows your floors dry faster, reducing the humidity in the building, which then reduces the spread of disease within your facility.

Whichever method you chose, make sure that the health of the pets in your care is your number one priority.