Pet friendly workplaces are on the rise. Whether it’s your employees or your customers bringing their pets into the facility, advocates of this trend say everyone benefits. Animals help people experience more joy and less stress. Proponents say workplace productivity increases while interpersonal tensions decrease when pets are present.
As a provider of office cleaning services in Burlington, we can say that pet friendly workplaces need more cleaning than the workplaces that are animal free. This is not a comment on any pet’s training or behavior. Animals shed fur. They leave paw prints behind when they walk. Noses leave marks on windows, glass doors, walls, furniture, and more. Sometimes pets have accidents and make messes on the flooring. Some pets have a scent all their own that can linger in the workplace.
Business owners sometimes think that customers will be tolerant of a little mess as a trade-off for the business being pet-friendly, but that is not the case. If anything, the expectations of cleanliness are even higher in pet-friendly facilities, as people are bringing their own animals into a space and they want it to be safe for their pets.
Here are the office cleaning services most relevant to pet-friendly businesses:
Carpet Cleaning/Floor Maintenance: Regular vacuuming of carpeted areas and mopping of hard surface floors is essential. The pet friendly business will also need additional carpet cleaning and floor maintenance to keep the facility looking and smelling good. The carpet cleaning removes fur and pet dander that works its way deep into the carpeting; floor maintenance is important because pet nails are very tough on flooring.
Glass Window & Door Cleaning: Pets love to look out of the window. This creates an extra cleaning need to wipe down the nose (& occasional tongue!) marks happy dogs leave on glass. Dogs will mark on interior and exterior glass, so it all needs to be cleaned often for a desirable office appearance.