Having pets at home is probably one of the best things as it comes with numerous benefits. If you have a pet, you will never be lonely. You can play around with your dog in the house, and carry it on your lap as you lay down on the couch. Furthermore, when you are feeling low, pets like cats can also help in elevating your mood, relieving you of any stress, and thereby brightening up your day. Having pets is not always a smooth ride, you need to ensure the house is always clean, and this also includes managing the pet’s waste. So how do you do this? Here are a few guidelines on how to manage waste in a pet-friendly home.
1) Clean any mess as soon as possible
Any pet owner knows that pets tend to make messes regularly, and this does not mean that your house should stay that way. To combat this situation, you should always have your cleaning tools close. Doing so ensures that you can clean messes as soon as they occur. If you do not clean animal waste quickly, pets might end up stepping on it and carrying it all over the house. When such a thing occurs, you will be left frustrated as you will have to clean every inch of the house the pet visited. You can use these few steps to achieve success;
- As soon as the pet has released waste in the room, pick up a cloth or paper towel, and clear up the spot where the waste is.
- After you have cleared up the spot, you can take a bucket filled with water and a washcloth. Dip the washcloth in the bucket and wipe clean the area.
- After the area has dried up, use enzymatic cleaners to finish up the job. Enzymatic cleaners are natural cleaning products that are human and pet-friendly. These enzymatic cleaners are essential in this process as they clear any dirt left and get rid of bad odour.
2) Have multiple litter boxes that are cleaned regularly
To create a sense of order and cleanliness in a pet-friendly house, you need to have a litter box. The litter box is where your pet goes to release waste. With proper training, your pet will never release waste in any other part of the house but the litter box. Even if this is true, you need to ensure that you have more than just one litter box in the house, especially if you have a big house. You can have a litter box on the corridor, another one outside, another one in a corner in the living, and many others if you wish.
Having multiple litter boxes is an excellent thing to do, but you also need to clean the litter boxes regularly. Doing so ensures that you do not have foul odours in the house. Furthermore, some pets like cats cannot use dirty litter boxes; therefore, you should make sure it is clean all the time. If you have one cat, make sure you clean the box daily, and if you have two cats, make sure you clean it at least twice daily.
3) Win the right against animal fur
Pet fur everywhere is inevitable. In as much as it is difficult to control shedding of fur, there are ways to get rid of it. One of the most effective ways to do so is by employing smart cleaning devices. With smart cleaning devices, you do not have to be there for the cleaning to take place, you can schedule the cleaning timings, and the device will do everything for you. If you have pets that shed regularly, such tools come in handy as it saves you the hustle of cleaning every single time fur is shed.
Waste management in your home is integral to promote the healthy living of everybody in the house. If you have pets, you need to take the issue of waste management a little more serious. You can start by ensuring that once a mess is made, you are there to clean up as quickly as possible. Doing so ensures that the messes do not spread further around the house. You can even introduce a smart cleaning device to your house to clear up any fur. There are also other methods of getting rid of pet waste in your home, and that involves employing a team of experts from Paul’s Rubbish Removal. Call us on 0407 125 125 if you need any waste removal services.