If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you have to remove your pet stairs to relieve yourself or get your dog out of a room, you know that removing a pet stairwell can be very time-consuming.
The same goes for a bathroom.
While some pet stairs have built-in drainage, others are designed to be removed by the user.
So if you have a pet stairs, you can either have to go to the basement or do it yourself.
Step 1: Find the Right Pet StepsPet stairs are designed for a specific purpose.
If you’re just going to remove a pet steps, they’re designed to stay in place for the entire duration of your pet’s stay in the home.
The steps need to be at least 12 inches tall.
They’re also designed to withstand being dropped or knocked over by your dog or cat.
Step 2: Remove the Pet StepsUsing a pet step removal tool is simple.
You can use a toothpick or a large hammer to pry the steps off your pet steps.
Then, you’ll want to replace them with new ones that meet the same requirements as the old ones.
You’ll also want to make sure your pet has access to the steps.
If your pet is a dog, it may be difficult to reach and manipulate the steps without using a device.
To help you find the right pet steps for your dog, check out our guide to removing pet steps with a dog or pet stairs.
Step 3: Clean the Pet StairsWith your new pet stairs replaced, your pet will no longer have to sit in a position where they can’t easily get their paws on them.
But you may still want to clean the steps with soap and water to make them more attractive.
Step 4: Replace the Pet WallsUsing pet walls aren’t necessarily a bad idea.
Pet walls have been shown to help keep pets from moving around in the house.
But if you’re removing pet stairs on a regular basis, replacing the pet walls may be necessary.
Step 5: Reinstall Your Pet StairwellsSteps can be a challenge to remove, especially if you are cleaning your pet stairway every day.
To get around this, we recommend cleaning the pet stairs with a mild detergent and cleaning your bathroom with a non-chlorine bleach solution.
If all else fails, you may need to replace the pet steps yourself.
We’ve included instructions for how to do this in our guide for pet stairs removal.