How do I clean cement safely??


We keep our dog in our breezeway and the floor is cement. This is where we have her go to the bathroom. What is the safest way to clean this area?

  8 answers
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 05, 2018

    Here are some videos that will help you, Michelle. Good luck with the puppy.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 05, 2018

    Hello Rose, I think I would use Milton and water and scrub the area with a stiff broom.

  • Angela Black Angela Black on Sep 05, 2018

    This is where you have to go or the dog?

  • Chris Gignac Chris Gignac on Sep 05, 2018

    Natures miracle from the pet store.Apply as directed then cover it with plastic so it stays damp.

  • Kc Kc on Sep 05, 2018

    You could reduce the area where your pup "goes" by training it to use pee pads or newspaper. A lot easier to clean up as well.

    • Michelle Michelle on Sep 15, 2018

      i do use the pads, but she tends to urinate all over and not just on the pads

  • Leah Brown Leah Brown on Sep 06, 2018

    Good old fashioned soap, water, deck broom and hose. Oh ya, and some elbow grease!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Sep 07, 2018

    You'll need to use bleach or white vinegar in order to kill all germs and bacteria. Scrub all stains and dried poop with a stiff broom.

    Additionally, it's necessary for the water/vinegar mix (10:1 is sufficient) to stay on the surface wet for 10 minutes. This effectively kills 99.9% of virii, bacteria, etc.

    That said, dogs do not like to mess where they live. If you begin to provide activities, toys, a bed, treats, etc. as well as to play with your dog in garage, she won't want to mess there. This makes it very easy for you to begin to provide a smaller designated area for her "business" - making the situation much cleaner and easy to maintain.

    I would work with a goal of having her do her business on an area of layers of newspapers. They're free, easy to dispose of, etc. You may need to help at the beginning by confining her there or taking her there by leash but it really would be best for you both.

  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Sep 15, 2018

    A pressure washer would be the best way, pour a bit of bleach out to disinfect the area then pressure wash it