What to do with your Pets Before Disinfecting Your Home?
Amid this pandemic, getting your house sanitised by a disinfection service in Singapore is becoming a norm as it can help to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus (COVID-19), which has plagued our livelihood for almost two years.
While disinfecting your home is certainly recommended if you or someone in your household had contracted COVID-19, the excessive use of cleaning products, especially those with powerful odours, can be toxic to your furry friends.
This includes disinfectants that contain alcohol, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, chemical compounds that contain phenol, etc. as these can poison your pets and endanger their lives.
You definitely don’t want that to happen, so here’s what you should do to ensure that your pet is taken care of during the disinfection service.
What can happen if you leave your pets home during a disinfection service?
Pets are essentially curious animals. Without proper training, your pet will remain curious by sniffing everything within its vicinity. This can be dangerous to your pet especially when you’re cleaning or your house undergoes a disinfection service.
Let’s say you’re washing the floor and the doorbell rang. You went to check out who rung it and left your cleaning products behind and your pet unattended. Your dog or cat, with their curious instincts, could be playing with the water, knocking the bucket over, and licking it. The next thing you know, your pet falls sick, leaving you with a bigger concern about their survival.
Similarly, leaving your pet home during a disinfection service can be dangerous if the service provider doesn’t know what to do or where to keep your pet safe while they carry out the disinfection service.
The best way to keep your pets safe during a home disinfection service is to bring them out with you or house them temporarily at pet boarding centres. That way, you can worry less about your pet’s health and safety.
What should I do to keep my pets safe?
If you choose to clean or disinfect your house with your pets around, here are some tips to keep them safe while the house gets cleaned:
Read the labels and check the ingredients
When you use any cleaning or disinfecting products, make sure to read the labels and check the ingredients. Follow exactly the use instructions to ensure you don’t overuse the product. Be conscious of the strength of the particular cleaning product because the higher the accidental does your pet gets, the more toxic it is.
Rinse out buckets and mops
Once you’re done cleaning, thoroughly rinse out the buckets and mops as your pet may indulge in leftover ‘water’. The same goes for wipes. Throw your trash right away and make sure that the lid is closed at all times. Secure and place your cleaning products out of reach from your pet to prevent accidents.
Keep them in a separate area
Unless you’re capable of cleaning and disinfecting your house at the same time, chances are you have areas where you can safely keep your pet away for the time being as you clean the area. If that’s not possible, you can send your furry friend to pet boarding centres to prevent it from getting direct contact with any disinfectant.
With these safety tips, you can still have your home disinfected professionally. After all, it helps to prevent your furry friend from catching a virus, picking up bacteria, or worse, becoming host to parasites. On top of that, it minimises the possibility of you falling sick from your pet.
Engaging a professional disinfection service in Singapore can benefit you and your household in the long run, especially in terms of time and money. Besides, having a virus-free living space, especially during this pandemic, ensures your entire household is in good health. That includes your pet(s).
At PestBusters, we offer a range of disinfection services to reduce the transmission of viral illnesses in your home. Our anti-microbial treatment begins with preliminary inspections of the affected area to identify potential transmission sites. After that, we formulate a strategy to customise the disinfection service.
So, don’t wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chance of viral transmission in and around your space. Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or 24-hour response
(+65) 9180 9990 or enquire online today for the total disinfection services and germicidal solutions!