When people discover they are allergic to their pet’s dander, they have one of two options, give away their pets, or find better solutions to keep their favored pets. Though some may find the necessity to re-home their pet due to the severity of the allergies, others will try to do everything possible to control the dander, and other particulates most likely contributing to the allergies. To help you control the dog and cat dander, improve the indoor air, and keep your relationship strong with your loyal furry friend, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some suggestions.
How Long Does Pet Dander Stay in a House?
Within the nooks and crannies, pet dander is a stubborn protein that clings to most surfaces and settles. You can significantly reduce the volume which will benefit the allergy concern, where it is virtually impossible to rid your home of the pet dander. Below you will find some major points in keeping up on maintenance in your home is a major contributor. Please note, even after a pet is gone, pet allergens may stay in the home for months because the allergens remain in house dust.
Surface Cleaning Often
Wipe down the walls, tabletops, baseboards, countertops, and other hard surfaces with a solution of hot water and mild dish soap. To contain the dander and keep it from spreading, be certain to use the appropriate multi-surface cleaner on wood surfaces and other surfaces periodically.
How to Keep Dander Off Fabric Upholstery
There is no keeping your pets off the furniture, even when you try. On day-to-day upkeep and removing the dander, lint brushes work well. Also contributing to minimizing the dander, be sure to vacuum the surface at least once a week. To remove the protein buildup, every 6-12 months be sure to get your upholstery professionally deep cleaned.
Routine Vacuuming of Carpets
The carpets or rugs in your home is where the dander is hiding right beneath your feet. Keep the dander from being released back into the air by using a double or micro filter High Efficiency Particulate Arrest in bag vacuum. Optimally, keep the carpets vacuumed on a routine basis daily. To keep the dander that removed that escapes the vacuum professional carpet or rug cleaning is essential every 6-12 months.
Brush & Wash Dogs & Cats to Minimize Dander
To reduce the dander supply in the home, control the dander at its source as another step. Despite that most of our fur babies despise bath time, giving your kitty or pup a bath with a mild shampoo is a preventative maintenance step that can really help. The dander is cut down by maintaining a healthy diet that promotes healthy skin and fur. Do not hesitate to discuss healthy tips with their vet and keep in mind that their diet can be enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids.
Carpet, Upholstery & Mattress Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Call Carpet Care 2000 today to let our specialists take care of the deep cleaning to reduce the dander, improve the indoor air quality, and maintain healthy carpets, rugs, and upholstery. To keep your materials safe, but tough on the dander, dirt, stains, and odors, our specialists are gentle enough. To improve your allergies against pet dander and other triggers, contact our office today to schedule your upholstery, rug, and/or carpet cleaning service.