For many pet owners, animals aren’t just pets: They’re family members. As much as we love our pets, they sure can make it challenging to maintain a clean and fresh home. If you struggle with all of the hair, dirt, and odours your pets leave around your home, Vileda has you covered. Check out our best cleaning tips for pet owners, and spend more time enjoying your pets and less time frustrated over their messes.
Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners
There are plenty of pet messes you can see coming, like when you’re house-training a new puppy. But most of the ones you’ll encounter happen when you’re least expecting it. That’s why one of our cleaning tips for pet owners is to be prepared. Here’s how you can set yourself up for quick and simple cleaning when messes happen.
1. Have a Cleaning Station Ready to Go
Cleaning up ASAP can prevent stains and keep debris and odors from spreading throughout your house. You can skip scrambling to find your cleaning supplies by setting up a cleaning station equipped with the items and solutions you need to swiftly take care of any pet mess.
We recommend stocking your cleaning station with essentials such as:
• Pure Gloves, which are machine-washable, to keep your hands clean while you manage a mess.
• Multi-Use Sponges and your favorite stain remover spray to keep accidents from making their mark.
• Our Super Angle Pet Pro Broom is for sweeping up dirt, dust, and pet hair. It’s especially helpful for cat owners to keep one near litter boxes.
• Absorbent and reusable Microfibre All-Purpose cloths for wiping down your pet’s paws and preventing further messes!
2. Scrub Smart
From floors and food bowls to crates, cages, and carpets, there are few surfaces in your home that are safe from potential pet messes. Using the right sponges is one of our best cleaning tips for pet owners, because of how versatile and effective they can be at eliminating grime and odour!
Colours Foam Back Scourers are durably-designed with a non-scratch scouring surface you can use to scrub away at filth or spills. Plus, they easily rinse clean under the tap so they’re fresh for each use.
3. Let Lint Rollers Do The Work
If you have a pet who leaves traces of their coat everywhere, you need to have lint rollers handy. Lint rollers make removing lint and hair from furniture, clothes, bedding, and other surfaces quick and easy.
1. Use a Broom Designed for Cleaning Up After Pets
Pet hair and messes seem to get everywhere, don’t they? Choosing a broom specially designed for the dirt, dust, hair, and other debris pets leave behind makes cleaning it up a breeze. The Super Angle Pet Broom Pro and Dustpan has double bristles for thorough sweeps and a step-on dustpan with integrated cleaning combs that removes 3x more hair.
2. Simplify Cleanups With a Spray Mop
Have a small spill or accident in need of a speedy cleanup? The ProMist® MAX Spray Mop tackles floor messes big and small. Its mop head flips 180 degrees and is shaped for reaching into corners. It works well on all hardwood and other floorings ranging from linoleum and tile to ceramic and marble. With a reusable microfibre pad that removes over 99% of bacteria with just water*, you can avoid exposing your family and your pets to harsh chemicals.
3. Take On Big Messes With a Spin Mop
If your favorite furry friend tracked a mess throughout your home — deep breath! — the EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop is the perfect tool for removing all traces of it. Its separate clean and dirty water tanks let you use clean water with each pass as you mop your soiled space(s). The telescopic handle adjusts the height and extends the mop’s reach, and its convenient triangular head design allows you to thoroughly clean tough-to-reach spots like underneath furniture and challenging corners.
“ProMist MAX is my go-to for daily cleanup of my two kitties! I use it to quickly clean food spills and dirty paw prints around the house, without any chemicals.” - Laura G., Brand & Omnichannel Marketing Manager
“The Rinse Fresh Pot & Pan Brush works great to clean my Kitty Kap because the bristles are small enough to scrub out the tiny groove channels and stiff enough to scrub out the stuck-on food.” - Katie K., Product Manager
“I always wear my Fresh Comfort Gloves when giving my fur baby a bath.” - Nancy D., Consumer Affairs Supervisor
Life with your pets doesn’t have to be untidy! Vileda® has tools to take on any mess your pets might create. With our durable and sustainable pet cleaning solutions, you can keep your house clean and comfortable.
*Removes over 99% of common household bacteria such as E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tile using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab.