The knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing as we learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and there’s a lot we, as a society, don’t know about it yet. From all of the different ways it transmits to long-term effects on survivors, research is ongoing and safety recommendations are always evolving. Until we know all we can about COVID-19, it’s recommended that you take every precaution possible in order to best protect you and your loved ones, even including your pets. If you’re a Las Vegas or Phoenix pet owner with artificial grass landscaping in your home, we recommend going the extra mile with artificial grass maintenance to ensure that your backyard remains safe for the little ones in your family
Avoid contact with your pets if you’re sick
Although the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to your pets is low, it’s still believed to be possible. Because of this, the CDC recommends limiting exposure to your cats or dogs while infected. If you become ill, try to quarantine within a designated area of your home. Keep any pets outdoors or outside of your quarantine zone in order to keep them safe from infection risk. If possible, have a family member or friend look after them until you are recovered and tested negative. It has not entirely known how pets contract COVID-19 or even whether pets can develop antibodies to the new virus, so it’s best to act with an abundance of caution in order to keep your furry friends as safe as possible.
Clean your artificial grass regularly
Another way to reduce your pets’ risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 is to clean your artificial grass lawn with extreme consistency. You likely wipe down and sanitize every other part of your home, so why not do the same treatment to the exterior? Although COVID-19 risk is significantly reduced outdoors, it’s always better to show an abundance of caution when it comes to keeping your home clean. TurFresh offers several products that boast antibacterial properties and enzymes that work to break down harmful contaminants. Our products are not proven to kill COVID-19, but the high-quality surfactants and enzymes in the TurFresh BioS+ formula can reduce the risk of exposure.
Invest in scheduled turf maintenance
If you don’t have the time to perform artificial grass maintenance yourself, invest in scheduled turf cleaning services provided by our turf maintenance experts. Routine turf cleaning services such as those offered by TurFresh provide a deep clean for your lawn and reduce your risk of COVID-19 transmission. In addition, it will leave your lawn looking and smelling better than it has since the day it was installed. We perform a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process for all residential cleaning services, which includes the application of several antibacterial products such as our proprietary TurFresh BioS+ turf deodorizer and TurfFill infill. All of the products we use are completely non-toxic and safe for pets, so your lawn will be safer, cleaner, and better for your pet once we’re finished with it.
There is currently no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading COVID-19, and the risk is considered low by the CDC. However, there have been some instances of COVID-19 spreading from people to animals, including cats and dogs, which is why proper precautions should be taken to protect them against the virus. It’s also unknown whether contaminants that your pet picks up from outside could make their way back to you if you make contact with your pet, so it’s best to implement routine sanitation practices in order to reduce your risk of contracting the illness. If you’d like to schedule a residential turf cleaning service in the Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Los Angeles areas, contact TurFresh today at (855) 444-8873.