It’s no secret that dogs make people happy. They are loyal and loving and provide us with hours of entertainment. But you may not know that dogs can also make employees happy – at work!
A recent study found that having a furry friend by your side at work can boost creativity, communication, and productivity. But there is a downside – pets can be messy! As any pet-lover can attest, four-legged friends can wreak havoc on a space. But there are ways to keep your workplace clean and comfortable for you and your furry friends.
Here are some tips for keeping your workplace clean and comfortable for your pet and their human:
- Accidents. There will be accidents. The trick is to be prepared. Plan ahead and have carpets and upholstery treated with a stain protectant to help ward off the damage. Any lingering odors can be masked with air fresheners and topical deodorizers.
- Hair and dander. Animals shed – a lot! And all that hair can trigger allergies, which is why the floors must be diligently cleaned. Vacuum regularly with a powerful vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap pet hair, dander, and dust.
- Litter boxes. Litter boxes only become a problem when they’re not regularly maintained. Place litter boxes in well-ventilated areas away from common areas and clean them out nightly.
By following these tips, you can create a clean, comfortable, and welcoming workplace for both two-legged and four-legged employees! And when it comes to keeping it clean, choose a company that uses environmentally-friendly products. The SFM Janitorial team uses Green Seal Certified Cleaning Products to help keep your workplace clean and safe for everyone.