One of the interesting outcomes of the COVID 19 pandemic is that many workers were required to work from home and found working with their favorite pet, dog or cat, was pleasant both for them and their pet. In recent months many businesses and offices have reopened and requesting workers to return to their on-site jobs. This being said, office managers are finding many workers will not return unless they are permitted to bring their pet with them. While this may seem pretentious on the workers’ part, there are so many jobs available a worker can afford to be choosy. So, many workers are now being allowed to bring a pet as long as the pet does not disrupt the worker or co-worker’s abilitiy to get the required job done. But, as you can imagine, having pets in an office requires a different type of cleaning than an office where pets are not allowed.
Cleaning an office initially involves wiping all surfaces, doing the floors with either vacuum or mop or both, surface cleaning all equipment, emptying wastebaskets, and thoroughly cleaning the restrooms. And, now, with the concerns of not spreading the coronavirus, all cleaning must be done using antiseptic cleaning products designed to eliminate virus germs. Bringing in pets will intensify the way an office must be cleaned.
Sometimes offices are cleaned by the workers themselves, but usually, a professional cleaning service is hired to do the job. Even when the cleaning is done by professionals, extra steps must be taken to provide clean and sanitary pet-friendly offices. Such considerations include:
Wiping down surfaces must be done with a damp cloth in order to pick up any pet hairs that will likely have floated to the surfaces.
Floors must be thoroughly vacuumed and, if uncarpeted, washed each evening. Pet hair and sometimes accidents will be in abundance and need to be cleared away. The odor of pets, especially dogs, can be annoying to workers who don’t care for dogs or cats. Also, some people have pet allergies, and pet hair is a carrier of pet dander the cause of allergies.
If the owners of the pets forget to clean water and food bowls, this needs to be done by whoever is responsible for daily cleaning. Bugs love pet food, as do rodents.
When all cleaning is finished, the entire work area must be sprayed with an antiseptic spray. A fresh scented spray will help eliminate not only germs but animal smells.
Making sure office spaces are clean and sanitary for workers and pets is really a job for professionals. If you live in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas including Orlando, The Villages, and Gainsville, Cassie’s Meticulous Touchis ready to help. Cassie’s team of workers has been successfully cleaning offices for over 20 years. She offers a free estimate and up to a 40% discount on your first cleaning service. Please call (352) 216-0513 for any questions and to make an appointment for your free estimate.