5 Steps to Creating a Unique Pet Friendly Experience at Your AccommodationBy Wooftogether, Category:
One great way to increase your holiday accommodation occupation is to welcome guests who want to travel with their four-legged…
by Liz Correal
You’ve probably already spent a lot of time implementing new cleaning protocols in your hotel or rental properties because of Covid-19. You’re confident your staff is doing a thorough job and leaving the premises germ-free and spotless. Do you really need to add more to their workload by introducing another cleaning protocol for rooms that have been vacated by guests with pets? Yes, you do because Covid-19 doesn’t leave behind stray hairs, pet dander, vomit, or pee.
Being a pet friendly holiday accommodation can mean additional work and increased expenses, but you’ll soon find the boost to business more than compensates. Another option you might want to consider is charging a cleaning fee or a pet fee to offset the additional costs.
No matter how good your client and their pet has been, there will be traces of their visit remaining when they’ve gone. In the best-case scenario, that will be the odd hair or two, but in the worst, it could be dog odor, poop, or urine stains.
Vacuum cleaners or mops for hair removal
Both vacuum cleaners and dust mops can be effective in removing pet hairs. A vacuum cleaner with a water filter system, like the Hyla, or one with a HEPA filter such as the Shark Rotator Professional, will not only remove hairs but clean away allergens as well. They work exceptionally well for carpeted floors, where dog hairs might be difficult to remove.
If your holiday rental property has marble, tiled, or hardwood flooring and you want a more economical option for removing pet hairs, try a dust mop. The Turbo Microfibre Mop does an efficient job and has reusable pads.
Pet dander, a sort of dog dandruff that’s almost invisible to the human eye, can accumulate on furnishings, bedding, and floors. Pet dander is an irritant for asthmatics and can cause severe allergies. If the room where your dog guests are staying is used by non-pet guests too, you might want to consider using a pet dander removal spray regularly to prevent the occurrence of any medical emergency.
Indoor and outdoor hard surface cleaners
Antibacterial surface cleaning wipes not only remove bacteria but ninety percent of allergens too. They’re convenient and easy to use on things like cupboard doors, bed frames, and headboards but can prove to be costly in the long run.
To do a more thorough clean and two jobs in one, go for Sagewash Sanitizer. It’s a powerful disinfectant you can spray on hard surfaces then leave to dry. It eliminates stains and bacteria and has been proven to be ninety-nine percent effective against the Covid-19 virus. It’s a product which will save your cleaning staff time and effort, and you won’t have to invest in a multitude of different cleaning products, so it’s a winner all round.
Dogs have super sensitive noses. If a male dog guest has marked territory anywhere on the premises, indoors or out, although the odor or stain may not be noticeable to humans and your cleaner has done a thorough job, the next pet guest will smell it and may well carry on the trait. A commercial enzyme cleaner such as Bubbas Pet Stain Odour Terminator will make short work of the problem. Clorox Urine will also eradicate any repetitive pee problems. It’s a spray that removes puppy pee stains from concrete surfaces as well as soft furnishings and carpets.
While you will need to introduce a pet cleaning protocol for your holiday accommodation, and it might initially seem like a lot of extra work, it’ll be worth it. Being pet-friendly pays dividends, and it won’t be long before you’re reaping the rewards.