Dog Owner Home Cleanliness: Vacuuming, Dishes, Professionals

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some general tips for homeowners who live with at least one dog in the house. Our furry friends offer incredible amounts of joy and companionship, but they’re also not exactly clean – and between hair, dander and other related risks, they may increase your cleaning and home maintenance needs in a few simple ways.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’re here to help with numerous home cleaning and maintenance needs, including basic maintenance cleaning that’s often ideal for homeowners with pets. What are some of the general themes, both DIY and with our team’s assistance, that we recommend in terms of caring for a home with a dog or another shedding pet? Here are several others to keep in mind.

Vacuuming Themes

While chunks of part one of our series went over some general mess prevention themes that will attempt to keep hair and other dirt out of the home completely, it’s a simple reality that these will only work to a certain extent. Your dog will inevitably create at least some mess inside, and the biggest culprit here for many dogs is their shedding and all the hair that spreads around.

Your top tool against this remains vacuuming, and it should be done much more often in homes with pets than in those without them. You should be vacuuming the whole home at least once a week, if not perhaps a bit more often. Pay particular attention to high-traffic areas and spots like carpets and rugs that often collect hair.

Placemat and Dish

One simple approach to limiting your dog’s mess: Using a placemat or some other kind of blocker that’s placed under their food and water dishes. This will catch splatter and crumbs that fall from their mouths, and therefore the dirt on your floors. Use either a mat that can be wiped down with soap or a small rug you can put in the washing machine.

Work With Pros

For some homes, including those with multiple pets or those where the owners lead busy lives and don’t have time to dedicate to regular cleaning, pet maintenance can be a major chore. But this is why our team of house cleaners exists – to assist anyone who needs an extra hand here, including those who own pets. We’re happy to attend to many of the areas we’ve gone over on this list, plus several other professional cleaning themes that will ensure your home is clean and healthy despite the presence of one or more dogs.

For more on any of our pet cleaning services, or to learn about our deep cleaning solutions, move-out cleaning and related themes, speak to the staff at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.