As a professional pet groomer or pet service provider, your #1 concern is making sure the animals in your care stay safe, healthy, and happy. One of the best ways to do that is to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your workspace and grooming tools between every client. A facility that looks clean and smells great will impress clients when they walk in the door… but they won’t be smiling next time if their furry friend brought fleas, ringworm, or worse home from their last appointment!
Every pet service provider wants to maintain a clean facility, but the pet business is a dirty business by nature. Popular cleaning products can be toxic to pets and pet-friendly cleaning methods take precious time – time that busy groomers may not have.
We’ve compiled a handy list of some of the most popular grooming salon cleaning products on the market and included the pros and cons of each.
With so many options, it can be tough to choose the best cleaning products for your grooming salon. The important thing to remember is that you must always clean, disinfect, AND sanitize. Cleaners will not disinfect, disinfectants make cruddy cleaning products, and sanitizing is an essential final step.
We recommend a combination of products that are gentle yet effective. Start with a 50/50 vinegar and water solution to thoroughly clean surfaces. Disinfect with a therapeutic-grade essential oil spray (though we recommend the 10% bleach solution for a deeper clean every night). Finally, use a UV light sanitizer to kill stubborn germs (consider an Oven or Hot Cup for small tools and Light Stik for large surfaces).
You must take all three steps between pet clients to ensure they leave your pet salon healthy and happy. Interested in learning more? Join the Tool Klean mailing list for updates on new posts!