10 ways to keep your dog grooming salon clean and safe
Since dog grooming salons started opening, we have been inundated with questions about best practice, so we thought we would share some of the advice our customers have been giving us on how they are keeping their salons clean and safe.
As we all adjust to this ‘new normal’ and get back into the swing of work, keeping yourself, your salon and your equipment clean and safe is vital to protect you and your customers.
We have put together some tips that our customers have told us have helped them keep their salons clean and safe, some things are quite obvious and others they hadn’t really thought of until they were back up and running. Keep reading for some top tips on how to keep your grooming salon clean and safe, including the products you need to ensure the highest cleaning standards.
1. After every customer has visited, try to do a mental audit to see what surfaces they have touched and use anti-bacterial wipes to clean them. Customers can’t help but lean on door frames and counter tops! If a customer has bought children with them, they can’t be left outside so ensure everything they have touched has been wiped down too.
2. Wipe your tools and equipment often with anti-bacterial wipes or spray. Don’t forget to give your door bell and door mat a wipe with anti-bacterial wipes or a spritz of antibacterial spray.
3. Ensure every member of staff has their own hand sanitiser to be used in-between every client, on top of regularly washing their hands.
4. Wear a face mask to receive each dog from customers, if the dog is unsettled by the face mask you may have to remove whilst grooming but make sure to wipe the dog down the anti-bacterial wipes prior to this.
5. Use an anti-bacterial spray on all fabric straps/leads and on gates or door handles that are difficult to wipe.
6. Use a standard brush and mop at every opportunity.
7. Remove all reading material and ornaments from the waiting room so there are less items for bacteria and dust to settle on.
8. Ask customers to use a door bell to alert you of their arrival and keep the door locked to ensure no crossover.
9. Use a mild anti-bacterial shampoo on all your dogs, we recommend the Aqueous Anti-Bacterial Dog Shampoo.
10. Sweep up any trimmed fur regularly.
Here at Mutneys, we want to provide you with not only the knowledge for keeping your salon clean and safe, but also the products you can use to do this.
Products that can help
Aqueous Canine Disinfectant & Deodoriser Spray – This spray kills 99.999% of viruses, bacteria and fungi, with a fresh fragrance that can be sprayed directly onto a dog’s coat. You can use this spray to clean your equipment, surfaces and any accessories your customers come into contact with such as bedding, floors and crates.
Aqueous Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitising Foam – This hand sanitiser will not dry out your skin, is fragrance free and alcohol free, making it a non-irritant. You can use this throughout the day for a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral sanitiser.
Aqueous Disinfectant Wipes for Dogs & Owners – These wipes are perfect to wipe down dogs, disinfect hands, equipment or any surface! They are non-irritating and effective in removing any bacteria, fungal or viral germs.
Aqueous Anti-Bacterial Dog Shampoo – This shampoo can be used on all coats, leaving them soft and smelling clean! It also soothes any itchiness, irritations and minor wounds with <1% chemical content.
We hope this blog post has been helpful for keeping your grooming salon safe and clean now you are back to work.
The Mutneys Team