There is an alternative to chemical-based cleaners. That alternative is cleaning with only water. Doesn't sound like that would work does it? Well, it will work just fine if you incorporate a steam cleaner into your cleaning regimen. Steam cleaners use only normal tap water heated to temperatures of at least . The water in most steam cleaners is heated to temperatures from. This insures that the steam vapor kills all fleas, flea larvae, bacteria, germs, mold and mildew in and around the kennel. There is one brand of steam clean, the Ladybug steam cleaners equipped with, that will even clean up after a dog with parvovirus. You can find the test results for the Ladybug steam cleaners on the author's web site.
When cleaning a professional boarding kennel I recommend using a two-step cleaning process that includes both a pressure washer and a steam cleaner. The pressure washer can use either cold or hot water and can be powered by either gas or electricity. It does not matter if the pressure washer uses cold or hot water because the steam cleaner will provide the heat needed to sanitize and disinfect the area being cleaned. However, I do recommend an industrial electric pressure washer because it is quieter than a gas pressure washer and much more environmentally friendly.
The first thing you should do is to makes sure the dog is removed far enough from the kennel to not be in the way while cleaning. Once the dog is removed start the industrial electric pressure washer and begin moving the debris and waste to one corner of the kennel where it can be scooped up and removed. Depending on the type of materials the walls are made of, perhaps concrete or something similar, I would recommend thoroughly washing them down with the pressure washer removing any lose particles that may have found their way to the walls.
Some of the steam cleaners will also work with a water filter as opposed to a normal filter where everything gets sucked up into a bag, making it easier and faster to clean. If you have seen the infomercials you know what I'm talking about here. And yes, that is quite the time saver when it comes to taking care of the machine.
Many of the popular brands of steam cleaners will also have a hardwood floor cleaner that is great for removing additional "hard to get" spots that might be sunk into the flooring as the water is able to penetrate and loosen up the dirt. You will want to use a "mop" version of a steam cleaner as it is possible that the water might hurt the material.
As water is not good for wood in general it doesn't make sense to spray it with hot water like you would with a steam cleaner. However, the hardwood floor cleaners are a great alternative for hardwood floors.
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