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Old 05-27-2014, 04:21 PM
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Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

Wouldn't this be nice? I found myself wishing this was an option as Chico's cage got more disgusting. No worries, his cage got a thorough cleaning last weekend. I do admit I should be cleaning his cage more frequently but so does my house . Over a year ago I did some research on a portable steam cleaner. The unit price was out of reach as a personal device ($4K) and a rental was not to be found. I even asked my house cleaning service for a quote but I would prefer a good steam cleaning and sterilization. Anyone out there seen someone offering this service?

Maybe I can generate some interest in this business model. What would you pay for someone to come in with a mobile steam cleaning rig to clean and sterilize your large bird cage (Macaw size)?
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:36 PM
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I have not seen or heard of anyone doing mobile cage-cleaning, but I haven't really looked for it either ...I use one of these, which works great and has multiple uses...
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:26 PM
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

Exactly.

I paid less than $100 for mine. Worth it's weight in gold for steam cleaning cages.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:03 PM
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

It seems like the output would make a long day of cleaning. I was thinking a high pressure steam cleaner would be needed. Which one did you get and what makes it so valuable? How do you use it? Do you steam the area and it blows off the unwanted material to the floor? Or do you have to steam it to loosen it up then hit it with a stream of water?
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:09 PM
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I didn't vote, not because I like cleaning cages but because I am cheap when it comes to something I can do myself! I groom my own standard poodle which is a major job. I shelled out a ton of cash at first to get all the appropriate grooming supplies but now it costs me nothing but having blades occasionally sharpened. A good groomer for a Standard can run between $65-$95 plus tip, that's every 4 to 8 weeks depending how neat you like your dog I like mine very neat!

I do think this would be a great idea to throw out there if your area is wealthy enough for that sort of thing and you could get a regular clientele, after all there are people who pay others to maintain and clean their salt water tanks. I did that myself as well back when I had salt water tanks , but I knew plenty of people who paid for that service.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:14 PM
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I just zap it with a steam cleaner, it melts the poop, and then I wipe it down with a towel. Takes a big job and makes it a smaller job...

Keep in mind, at one time I had 11 cages and three playstands to clean.

(Now I ONLY have 5 cages and four playstands to clean! (Much better...)

I forgot the name of it, but one tank of water is enough to do all five cages.
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I'll raise you one standard poodle and add two Maltese. We've always done them all ourselves. I'm the bather and my partner is the clipper. HOWEVER, if I could afford to have my dogs professionally groomed and someone come steam the cages I'd jump on it in a heart beat.

I agree that would need the kind of clientele that can afford a housekeeper, etc.
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I don't know about a large macaw cage, but for a smaller medium size, IF I was feeling way too lazy (or busy), I'd pay ONE TIME to have a deep cleaning then keep it up myself after that so that it doesn't get bad enough to ever warrant paying for the service again.

Honestly, Robin's cage can use a DEEP clean. It's because he's use the cage for two decades, and anyone who's used a cage for many years knows that it will have stained areas no matter how meticulously you clean it on a daily basis. Especially if it's black.

SO... Though I'm not wealthy, if I had an extra $40-50 for ONE TIME I might consider it.
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

My hubby and I were just talking about getting a steam cleaner, thank you for that pic, Shirre We have 17 cages and 5 stands to keep clean, and it is so hard during the long winters to keep them all clean by washing in the bathtub. Sounds like a good investment
If I were rich I would definitely pay for a service that would do that for me, though!
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Re: Cage Cleaning Service (steam)

I would love to use one on my Sun conure's cage she holds on the door and poops on it all the time. I've been using Poop Off but I'll have to look into a steamer. Would any steam cleaner work?
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